World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Chaplain's Report

At a U.S. heavy-bomber base in England, Chaplain Major Randolph L. Gregory, onetime Washington Baptist pastor, confirmed an oddly rough and reverent tale: One of the pilots at the station, a man of genuine piety and strict devotion to business, found his bomber butting into a buzz saw of Focke-Wulf 190s over Europe. Over the intercom to his gunners he started repeating the Lord's Prayer:

"Our Father which art in heaven—Get

that — — -— coming in at 2 o'clock

—Hallowed be Thy name—Blast that — at 12 o'clock. . . ."

Prayer and Focke-Wulfs ran out simultaneously.


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