“A P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed “Spittin’ Kitten” of the 318th Fighter Group, 10th Air Force prepares for take off from an aircraft carrier USS Manila Bay in the Pacific.
Printed caption on reverse: ‘63748 AC- A Republic P-47 “revs up” its engine, preparatory to take-off from flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Manila Bay which ferried P-47s from Oahu to Saipan, Mariana Islands, 23 Jun 1944. Us Air Force Photo.'”
I will never write a better paragraph. This is the one.
Though… Raleigh’d be lying if he said he hadn’t thought
about it. The kid was monumentally stacked for all that he was a certified
asshole. He’d watched that ass striding away on several occasions, both
relieved to see the kid go and happy as hell to watch him leave.