Army & Navy: The Flyer's Mind

When his plane got up to altitudes of 15,000 ft. and over, Lieut. H. P. began to have muscular cramps. His skin crawled, and he was sick. A Fortress navigator, H. P. said nothing about this to the other men in the crew. But one day on a training flight he vomited; the pilot whirled the bomber back to base immediately.

That was in 1942, when the Eighth Air Force in Britain was just getting ready for combat. H. P. was grounded, became the first neuropsychiatric or "nervous" casualty among U.S. airmen in the European...

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