Lone Wolf

by Walter Mattson During World War II, a select few ­bomber crews from the 15th Air Force flew special missions out of Italy against targets in range of the B-24 Liberator. Flying at night without escorts and in groups of only two or three ­bombers, these “Lone Wolf” pilots served as ­pathfinders for the main assault. Their missions were dangerous but essential. This is the story of one such pilot.…

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