Army & Navy: West from Dutch Harbor

Until someone turns up with a better weather yarn, airmen of the Aleutians forces will stick to Hannibal, the hitchhiking sea gull. Hannibal, the story goes, turned up on the wing of a Navy Catalina patrol boat one day when it was feeling its way, barely above the sea, in a pea-soup fog. The pilot decided that if the weather was too thick for Hannibal it was too thick for a PBY, too. He landed. As the plane rippled to a stop, Hannibal took off, soared to a full-stall landing, and swam off into...

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