Skippy

Capt Kenneth Spinning of the US 15th Air Force adopted a small pup in Northern Africa. "Skippy" as he came to be known, followed his master everywhere. He was even fitted with a small O2 mask, and completed 7 bombing missions with his fellow crew members.

One morning, Capt Spinning departed on a mission without Skippy. As usual, on missions he was left behind, Skippy would sit on the flight line, waiting for his masters B-17 to return. On this particular raid, Capt. Ken Spinning's aircraft was lost, never to return, and from that day forth, every day, as the pilots filed into briefing, Skippy would sniff each and every boot searching for his master...... At the end of WWII, Capt Spinning's Co-pilot, Emerick choose to make sure Skippy was not left behind, and brought Skippy back to the Mainland with the rest of the crew.

On his return home, Capt Emerick proudly presented Skippy to Mrs Spinning to live the rest of his days in the home he surly belonged.

 

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