World Battlefronts: IN THE AIR: What Combat Is Like

Lieut. E. H. Hansen, an American bombardier who was a psychologist before he became a flyer, told correspondents what it is like to go into action. Said he:

"Combat is like sitting here. Your mission is over in a hurry. You are a supertarget for only a short time, and if death comes it will be in a hurry. The preflight periods are the only time that can be bad, and the only thing to do then is to think of something else."

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