ARTILLERY: G. I. Grasshoppers

Fanny Rouge puttered back & forth a few hundred feet above the battery. From the flimsy two-seater liaison plane the observer could see the target : German trucks and men clustered around buildings off to the right. Fanny Rouge radioed their location to her artillery.

"Roger," said the ground (meaning "understood").

First burst was wide. "Five zero zero right, two zero zero over," said Fanny Rouge.

The second shell was closer. Fanny Rouge again radioed corrections. The third burst was on the nose. "Target, target," said Fanny Rouge. "Fire for effect — one...

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