We had descended to about 8000 feet to bomb and the Germans were trying hard to hit us from the gun emplacements in the mountains around. All of a sudden their was an explosion in the turbo booster and flames billowed out. Bob feathered and applied the extinguisher. We dropped our bomb, then got caught in searchlights. Fortunately we got out of those, but we were at 8000 and we had to get back to Foggia with mountains around of 16000 feet. Could a Lib climb on three engines? Not mush chance! Navigator Harry Hatton plotted a course along the Brenner pass and Bob flew between the mountains which towered up on both sides. Picture & Text Courtesy of George Wootten
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