By Gordon Rottman, Stephen Andrew
This fifty two web page photograph booklet from harmony examines the early global battle II German squaddies who, because the pioneers of a brand new form of conflict; the Blitzkrieg, might overrun Western Europe and eventually take keep an eye on of Continental Europe. All inside forty three days of the spring of 1940. DEPOSITили
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Once in the barracks, I peeled down to what I was born with, threw away the underwear and socks I had been wearing for eight days, and hit the shower. I think I stayed in the shower for more than an hour. I can't remember when a simple thing like that shower gave me a more refreshed feeling. I put on a clean uniform with my new gunner's wings and went to the Orderly Room to see if I could get a pass for town. Soon I was on the bus with a lot of other GIs, heading for the big city. When we arrived, I got off the bus and started walking.
Since we were taking turns in alphabetical order, I was to be number four to take my position at the bombsight in the nose of the aircraft. We were each to drop three 100-pound bombs from an 8,000-foot altitude. The bomb dropped closest to the target would be our score for the day. With three cadets to drop ahead of me, I used the time to study my notes and my textbook on the Norden bombsight. Finally, it was my turn to take a position in the nose. Our bomb run was very smooth that day. Bending over the bombsight to line up the target with the cross hairs, I opened the bomb bay doors and kept backing off the cross hairs until we reached the aiming point that I had figured would give me a good score.
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