And the Air Force keeps flying high
As a newly appointed aide to Strategic Air Command Boss Curtis LeMay,
Lieut. Colonel David C. Jones was apprehensive when he planned a 1956
flight with the tough-talking general to Goose Bay in Labrador. Jones'
concern turned out to be justified. LeMay walked unexpectedly through a
door in the C-97, and a startled flight engineer dropped a hatch, which
hit the general on the head. Next a crewman guarding another open hatch
was distracted just as LeMay approached, and the commander fell into
the hole, suffering scratches...
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