Sentence of the Day: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

We have now arrived at the Philippine section, as seen through the eyes of a Wildcat fighter pilot:

Plummeting at a sixty-degree incline, nearly perpendicular to the ground, they presented the smallest possible target, forced the aircraft gunners into a difficult high-angle shot, and built up maximum speed to flee a target that was sure to be popping with hot lead.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, p. 86

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