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If they're that good, how can the two positions be so different? " "It's strange that the jamming let up just as that message came through so clearly. Jamming was steady before that and has been since. " "It's suspicious," the navigator says. "Maybe the Germans lowered their jamming long enough to get the first message out to lure us toward them. " the pilot asks. The way he says it makes my mouth go dry. Our lives depend on this. "I don't trust the clear message," the navigator says. "I recommend that we stay on our present course.
If I fail, we will freeze to death in less than thirty minutes while we float in our life jackets in frigid water. Even if 'I succeed, we must fight through rushing water to escape from the plane in the minutes before it sinks. In total darkness, tossed by massive waves of freezing water, we must inflate our life jackets and find the rafts before they float away. If we can climb into the rafts, I hope that one of the gunners held onto the hand-cranked, emergency radio to send a mayday (SOS) call for help.
Congratulations," he said. " A sergeant typed my enlistment forms, and the lieutenants and I signed them. "Take these to a recruiting station," he said, "and you'll go in as a volunteer officer candidate. " South Haven, Michigan, my home town, was too small to have a recruiting station, so I went to the recruiting station in Kalamazoo, forty miles away. There, I got a hostile reception. " the sergeant said, nose to nose, while he spewed alcoholic breath over me. "You want to be a goddamn officer.