Friday, November 15, 2013

Nov

15

November 1943

With ‘The ‘Plywood Navy’ – duel with plane in the Med

The lines of the tracers reach for the disappearing plane and the lines seem to curve the way the stream from a hose does when you move the hose. Then the guns are silent. The master calls, “Watch out for him. He may be back. Watch for him from the same side.” The gunners obediently swing their guns about. This time he didn’t cut his motors. Maybe he needed altitude. You could hear him coming.