And A Prayer

       WE WERE BEING ATTACKED BY 15 OR 20 ENEMY FIGHTERS AND WE WERE ALONE OVER THE NORTH SEA. WE WERE ALL FIRING AT THE FIGHTERS. I WAS RUNNING LOW ON AMMO BECAUSE I WAS SPRAYING THE ENTIRE SKY WITH MY GUNS FROM THE TAIL TURRET. WE WERE GOING DOWN INTO THE NORTH SEA.

       I STARTED TO PRAY AND AS WE DID SUDDENLY A LAYER OF LOW CLOUDS APPEARED OVER THE WATER AND WE WENT INTO THEM. THE FIGHTERS LOST US IN THE CLOUDS AND WE STRUGGLED BACK WITH TWO GOOD ENGINES AND A WOUNDED GUNNER.

      THIS SHOWS THAT GIs AND AIRMEN DID PRAY EVEN IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE.

------- FORREST S. CLARK

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Biography of Forrest S. Clark, 44th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF

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