VP/VPB-61, Part 2
“Matter of fact, I would . . . in the morning before we’d take off, I mean, it was our job - the mech’s job - to get in the plane and start the plane up and run the engines, check the engines out, check the plane visually all over and well, I used to call it bleeding the automatic pilot. When the pilots would come out, why, they’d get in and you’d tell them everything was all right, that would be it.”
Robert Buchanan, VP-61, 1944
Did You Know?
When the Japanese invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska in June, 1942, it was the first time that an enemy occupied American soil since the War of 1812.