|Cookie had a hell of a time over Rabaul on a night mission. Caught in a powerful search light, the Ack-Ack almost smothered her. Lt. Cook took a desperate chance and put her in a 400 m.p.h. dive, escaping successfully. Next morning's checkup revealed she needed a new pair of wings! Another close call came when she had to fly at water level through a storm-"So low we could have taken a bath, - if we had soap." But she made base safely after 9 hours of instrument flying. Her scoreboard: seven Zekes.|
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