Sconiers scrambled from his bombardier’s position to the cockpit to find a half-conscious pilot, whose arm was nearly torn off. Although Sconiers had never flown a B-17 before, he moved the body of the dead co-pilot and eased himself into the seat. With great determination and only minimal instruction from Sparks, Sconiers flew the crippled bomber across the English Channel and made a perfect belly landing at Horsham St. Faith, saving the remaining crew.[ReviewAZON name=”walton” id=”37″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”1425974864″ trackingid=”worwar2col0e-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″]

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