Army & Navy - Worst Menace

Back from North Africa last week, a U.S. military man told this story:

After a sharp fight in the air, U.S. pursuit pilots gathered for interrogation. One of them was obviously unnerved. Said he to another pilot in a shaky voice: "The bastard tried to kill me. I can't stand it."

After the interrogation, the nervous pilot gave details. When he got out of his aircraft a tiny snake had struck at him, sunk its fangs into his boot so deeply that it had to be shaken off and killed. The Axis airmen whom he had fought had worried him not...

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