D-Day 1944 Sword Beach & British Airborne Landings by Ken Ford, Howard Gerrard

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Seagulls flew over head, dropping shells onto the beach, reminding us of flak in the skies over Europe. The shells fell onto the hard sand, cracked and split open, spreading the gulls’ next meal before them. As we followed the water’s edge, I was lulled by the waves washing against the shore. Bottle-nosed dolphins played in the surf, gliding along the crests of waves and guiding us along the water’s edge. The dolphins reminded me of our “Little Friends,” the P-47 and P-51 fighters that had guided our bomb group to and from enemy territory, protecting us from the Luftwaffe.

Hopkins nodded, adding that the Japanese would strike when they were ready and wherever they chose. It was unfortunate, he suggested to the president, that the United States could not strike first, since the alternative was to suffer surprise attacks on its own Pacific interests or on those of the European nations who were also embroiled against Germany. “No,” Roosevelt replied, “we can’t do that. ” The United States could not strike first; it would have to wait for the blow which would subsequently turn the wars in Europe and Asia into a World War.

I called the crew to strap in tightly and hold on. I pushed the steering wheel forward, and we dove down at 250 miles per hour, generating as much G-force as the plane could stand. Our B-17 shuttered, rattled, and shook; it seemed that at any moment, she would burst open at the seams. We were taking a risk descending at this speed, because a wing could tear off from the sheer force of gravity. But once we leveled off at four thousand feet, the ice was gone. Flak Happy was given oxygen during our descent from twenty thousand feet, and was reportedly not pleased with the maneuver.

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