World Battlefronts: They and the Lord

The big Douglas transport rocked with the concussion of bombs raining down on Henderson Field. Someone slammed the cabin door shut and the ship took off, fleeing from the hell of Guadalcanal. Aboard, besides the six-man crew, were 17 sick and wounded sailors, soldiers and marines who had to be evacuated to another island for hospitalization.

The transport had been dubbed "Lana Turner" by her Army crew. Lana had scarcely soared out of sight of Guadalcanal when it was discovered that the near-misses at the field had knocked out her radio and radio compass....

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