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Thursday, March 5, 2015

WW2 Story

From The Fall of Fortresses by Elmer Bendiner
Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a B-17 during WW II. They were on a bombing run over Kassel, Germany, when their aircraft, the Tondelayo, was struck by antiaircraft fire. The aircraft was not crippled and they were able to complete their mission. On the morning following the raid, their pilot, Bohn Fawkes, went down to ask the crew chief if they had found any of the shells that had struck the aircraft, as he was looking for a souvenir. The crew chief told Bohn that 11 shells had been found in the gas tanks.
    Now it gets interesting. The shells had been sent to the armorers to be defused. The armorers told him that Intelligence had picked them up. They could not say why at the time, but Bohn eventually sought out the answer. Apparently when the armorers opened each of those shells, they found no explosive charge. They were as clean as a whistle and just as harmless.
    Empty? Not all of them! One contained a carefully rolled piece of paper. On it was a scrawl in Czech. Translated, the note read:

"This is all we can do for you now..."

Using Jewish slave labor is never a good idea. Via Posthip Scott. Paraphrased by me.

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