: AIR WAR
1941 - Haun was among first American pilots to arrive in England.
But no U.S. fighter aircraft were available: "Such a cryin' shame!"
Squadron Leader Haun had some of America's best...
not all of whom came home...
as they all sang, "We're poor little lambs who have gone astray..."
as the job got ever more serious...
...even time off in London brought new excitement.
So everybody posed for the Folks At Home. But Jim Haun had found a
love: "Without a doubt, the Spit was the sweetest airplane I ever flew."
"Farmed out to the R.A.F." as Johnny Checketts' wingman - July 1943
[Small print:] "To commemorate the PRANGING of 1000 Hun planes..."
A-20 incident described in Chapter 10, where Major Haun has to belly-in.
Time for the invasion nears, but the 12th Squadron just waits for orders.
Thoughts of a kid at home... and in 1944, "a home" in Normandy at last.
"Yes, Virginia, you can fly the C-54 solo."
Jimmy Haun, Jr.