World Battlefronts: AIR: Gremlin Stuff

¶ An R.A.F. Ferry Command plane was 4,000 feet above Montreal when Harry Griffiths, 20, a civilian employe, fell through an open bomb bay. Griffiths grabbed a bay door and hung on, but could not pull himself back into the plane. Pilot Sidney Gerow, unable to leave the controls and help Griffiths, swooped low over frozen Lake St. Louis and snouted: "Let go!" Griffiths fell 30 feet, slid along the ice, got up and walked away—bruised, frostbitten, unharmed.

¶ Four R.A.F. aircraftsmen (ground crewmen) tugged and shoved at a Spitfire bogged in the sands of an African desert. When they...

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