James Walter Wiley
On one mission we took off at 2AM with Byfield Gordon as our pilot. We had been told this was a suicide mission and we may not return. The Germans were bringing their supplies down to the front line over a railroad bridge which we were to blow up. As day was breaking we flew right down close to the water so we could not be detected by radar. We were so close the spray from the water came in and wet us. Then we rose up over the land, turned and dropped our bombs under the bridge. This was possible because bombs would go out and then down due to us flying so fast and the plane veering sideways. We dropped our bombs then went out over the water so the enemy could not hit us. However, a haystack next to the bridge opened and out came the German guns. I was looking right down at them, but God was with us.