AIR: Conversation Piece

Over a British airfield, Lieut. Ralph Johnson found he could get only one land—ing wheel of his P47 down; a machine-gun bullet from a German fighter had jammed the other. He went back upstairs to think it over, and Lieut. Colonel Hubert Zemke flew up beside him to see what the trouble was. Their radio conversation, recorded in the field control room:

Zemke: Have you tried to shake it down?

Johnson: Yes.

Zemke: Get way up and try again. If you can't shake it down, you'll have to jump. Be careful. Put your landing...

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