CYPRUS: Grounded Bomber

In the chill November night, a squadron of Canberra bombers taxied down the runway of the R.A.F. base outside Nicosia. Their orders were to bomb the Inshass airfield outside Cairo. Suddenly one bomber slumped nose-down on the runway. Four minutes later, 24-year-old Pilot Dennis Raymond Kenyon faced Squadron Leader Norman Hartley. "What's the matter, Dennis?" Hartley demanded. "Did you push the wrong button?" Dennis Kenyon threw his helmet on the ground and burst into incoherent tears. Later he told Hartley that he had deliberately retracted his wheels because "I did not altogether approve of what we were doing in...

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