Full length stories from YANK Magazine the Army Weekly from World War II.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Don't Wake Me; Let Me Dream
ENGLAND—When Pvt. Charles Schmelze of Pittsburgh. Pa., had finished servicing a troop carrying glider of the Ninth Air Force for the big invasion hop, he was pretty well pooped. So he climbed aboard the glider, picked himself a comfortable corner and hit the hay. The glider towed by a plane piloted by F/O E. G. Borgmeyer of St. Louis, Mo., was last seen landing in a zone of heavy fighting. Pvt. Schmelze had slept his way into history's greatest military Operation.