Friday, April 4, 2014

Fayetteville Man to Return to Belgium for Battle of Bulge Anniversary- Part 3; Supplies By Parachute

Said Everett Andrews of the rescue attempt, "I always thought of this as the bravest and most disciplined act I've ever seen. The Germans knew they were coming and had set up a flak belt. All those planes had to fly through it, and a lot of them didn't make it. Others were streaming smoke and flames." //// "But they stayed level, knowing what it meant to us on the ground. If they hadn't, I don't know what we would have done." //// Through all that flak, more than 1,000 parachutes filled the sky, each in a different color depending on its cargo. "Ammunition was red, infantry was blue, signal corps was orange, like that," Andrews said. "That way if you could only grab a couple, you knew what to run to." --GreGen

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