World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Cheer Up, Chicken

Homey, homely Ernie Pyle last week turned to the ways of RAFsters in Italy:

> Called one fighter pilot to another: "I say, old chap, there is a Jerry on your tail." Replied the other: "Quite so, quite so, thanks very much, old man."

> Badly shot up, a U.S. flyer was slinking along the coast to the home base. Suddenly, a British voice came over his earphones: "Cheer up, chicken, we have you." He looked around, saw two Spitfires mothering him back to the home field.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!