BEHIND ENEMY LINES

by Harold Norris
In response to several requests, the last from Preston Clark, to give my account of the November 26, 1943, mission to Paris on which Johnny Pyles’ B-17 airplane, The Sweetest One, was rammed by an enemy ship and exploded, I am submitting a description of my experience. I was the tail gunner on that aircraft and the only survivor of the explosion. I’m not a writer, as this version of what happened will attest, and I haven’t thought very carefully about what happened to me for many years, but perhaps as I write, I’ll remember.

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