Concentrating on keeping place in a tight formation at high altitude, Lt. Noble G. Holbert has nothing else on his mind but flying his 759th Squadron, 459th Bomb Group Liberator with as much skill as he can muster. The average temperature inside unheated bombers cruising over 20,000 feet was minus 50 degrees F. Feet and hands went numb quickly and the bulky shearling leather flying jackets and suits never seemed to provide enough warmth. Excerpted by permission from WWII War Eagles, p. 211.
(James Wilson via 459th Bomb Group Association)

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