“DETROIT MISS”

ETO fighter ace Lt. Urban “Ben” Drew almost didn’t make it into combat, since the Air Force had him stateside, training student pilots, until he finally found a way into the 8th Air Force. Once there, flying yellow nosed fighters like “Easy 2 Sugar,” and this colorful yellow nose, “DETROIT MISS,” he more than made up for lost time, downing TWO of the dreaded German jet fighters, Me-262’s, and participating in the destruction of a gigantic German float plane, the Bohm und Voss BV-238, which was spotted on an inland lake, like a massive “sitting duck.”

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