As the R.A.F. Lancaster "B for Beer" neared its target, the bombardier turned to a helmeted man beside him. Said the bombardier:
"Major, this is my favorite target. You miss that and, rank or no rank. I'll drop you through the bomb bay without benefit of bombsight."
Said Major Sy Bartlett: "How can I miss? My hands are frozen to the release."
Major Bartlett was a Hollywood film writer until last year, and his account of the bombing had more than a touch of Hollywood, plus a touch of Bartlett. Although he went along with the R.A.F. as...