AIR: Fluid Technique

Flying the lonely reaches of the Aleutians, U.S. airmen often have to do some fast, original thinking to get home intact:

¶ Returning from Paramushiro, the pilot of a twin-engined Navy Ventura bomber found that flak had holed the hydraulic-pressure system; there was not enough fluid left to lower the landing flaps. A machinist's mate used the crew's hoard of orange juice and coffee to refill the hydraulic reservoir. It worked.

¶ Another Navy pilot, storm-tossed in a light observation ship, ran low on gas and set down at a small island...

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