because, during my cadet times in 1943,
they asked, "Who wants to train for the RAF?"
As a kid off the farm,
all I heard about is the good things the RAF were doing
so I said, "Of course, I'd like to train with the RAF."
So they sent me to Miami, Oklahoma,
where they had a British Flying Training School,
and then I went the Brits' program,
got my RAF wings first.
And then after I got my RAF wings,
they sent me back to the Army Air Corps.
And we didn't need fighter pilots; needed transport pilots.
So I ended up flying transports and flying food into Berlin.
So it was a blessing in the long run
that I had that opportunity, yeah.