World Battlefronts: Little Friend, Big Friend

In London, CBS Correspondent Bill Shadell found a U.S. fighter pilot with an odd story of war in the air, and the strange, anonymous comradeship between bomber men and their "little friends," the fighter escorts. Captain James B. Chancy, of Briggsdale, Ohio, told the tale:

"Last Wednesday I was just flying all over Germany, after escorting bombers which had just blasted targets in Berlin, when I noticed a Flying Fort break away from its formation. The left engines were dead. Then I heard the bomber call me in: 'Little Friend, Little Friend, I got two engines on fire. Can you see me,...

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