"COLLIER'S girl correspondent sat on a wobbly crate and flew over Germany looking for enemy planes at night. Her nose ran, her oxygen mask slipped off, her stomach got mad, she was scared and she froze. They didn't down any Germans, but otherwise that's routine for the Black Widow pilots."
W.W. II war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (1908 - 1998) beautifully encapsulated the dreary existence experienced by the P-61C crews who flew the milk-truck shifts over the Fatherland 70 years ago.
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war correspondents of the Second World War.