Profile of a Combat Mission (continued)

10.-- Throughout the mission, the ship's gunners are on their toes, ready to blast the Nazi fighters.

11.-- Meanwhile, as time for the return approaches, groundmen gather to "sweat in" their comrades. The chaplain and a special group of medics are always on hand until the last plane is reported.

12.-- On landing, the pilot signs his Form I, and, after looking over the ship with the crew chief, reports on battle damage.

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