INDONESIA: Soldier of Misfortune

Two years ago, at the height of Indonesia's abortive rebellion, a black B-26 bomber roared over the port of Amboina, dropped its bombs before it was hit by antiaircraft fire. Out popped the pilot, a 31-year-old Floridian named Allen Lawrence Pope. His parachute fouled in a palm tree and he lay helpless with a broken thigh until Indonesian troops found and arrested him.

An ex-U.S. Air Force lieutenant who won the D.F.C. in Korea, and later became a crack pilot with Claire Chennault's Formosa-based Civil Air Transport, Pope worked himself back into top shape teaching...

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