Weather forecasts for the U.K. called for visibility to be down to landing minimums, and no alternate airports would be open. That effectively halted all air traffic across the North Atlantic. All except the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and our Consolidated B-24 Liberator, that is. After all, we were at war. Once again, I had orders to copilot a B-24 being ferried from Langley Field, Va., to Exeter, England, a trip, ostensibly, to give me additional experience flying that route. With ...

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