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INDEX Aanenson, Quentin, 47, 49, 91 Adam, Klaus, 47, 96 Adlam, Hank, 79 Adler, Father Bartholomew, 43 Afghanistan, 1 Akin, Clay, 25 Alberco, Anthony, 71 Aldridge, Arthur, 46 Alling, Charles, 70–71, 83, 86 Altvater, Al, 95 Anderson, Bud, 13 Andrews, Des, 15 anti-superstition, 93–94, 98 Anzanos, Andy, 92 Armstrong, Frank, 98 Armstrong, Roger, 70 Arnold, Henry, 98 Ashton, Norman, 32, 36 Auton, Jim, 46 Aycock, Haley, 60 baby shoes, luck and, 40 Bad Penny (planes), 37, 58 Bain, Archie, 71, 72 Barsch, Menno, 48, 95 Bartlett, Les, 15, 23, 42 Batten, Arthur, 92 Battle of Britain, 9, 72 Baumann, Ernest, 49 Beck, Pip, 85 Becker, Daniel, 95 Beech, Joan, 89 beer bottles, 99, 100 Behrns, William, 93 Belton, Bill, 35 Bendiner, Elmer, 51 Bentine, Michael, 85, 89 Berkus, Don, 68 Berlin, 83 Bibbens, Al, 81 Bibles/prayer books, 29–30, 95, 97 Billo, James D., 7 Binbrook (airfield), 65 Bissell, F. H., 83 Bistline, Charles, 81, 86 Blackburn, Tom, 102 Blechhammer, 69 Bledsoe, Marvin, 8, 25 Bloyd, Dean, 14 Blyth, Ken, 60 Bond, Peter, 52 Boomerang (planes), 37 Boyd, Denis, 101 Boydston, Robert, 52 Bradfield, Len, 97 Braidic, Tom, 84 Breitenbach, Louis, 81 Bremen, 79 Bridgeman, Stan, 70 Brierley, Jim, 38 Briol, John, 30 Broome, Frank, 60 Brown, Robert, 18, 92 Brown, Roscoe, 14 Brulle, Robert, 45, 59, 96 Brux, 27 Buckell, Len, 96 buckeye, 31 Buell, Harold, 43 Bury, George, 14 Bury St. Edmunds (airfield), 80 Bushong, Richard, 69 Byers, Richard, 18 Byrne, Walt, 70, 72 246 : index Cambridge, 62 Camp, Eddie, 35 Capps, Robert, 19 Carl, Marion, 71 Carré, Ray, 10 Carrigan, Bill, 36 Carroll, Bill, 39 Carson, Gene, 55, 60 Carson, Leonard, 95 casualties, 6–18 Catholics, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 30, 42 cats, luck and, 47, 65–66, 87, 98 chaff, 99 Chambers, Vanessa Ann, 195n94 chaplains, 20–21, 27, 43–45, 47, 89, 96, 102 charms. See talismans Chenango (ship), 37 Cheshire, Leonard, 88, 93 Child, Mike, 103 Church of England, 21, 22 clothing, luck and, 33–35, 40, 42, 50, 64, 96, 103 Coates, Edward, 56 coins. See currency Cole, C. C., 16 Collumbell, Don, 96 Cologne, 79 Colquhoun, Gordon, 75, 76, 77 Comer, John, 92 Connelly, Mark, 3, 114n2 Cook, Byron, 106 Copeman, Geoff, 16, 36 Copley, Bill, 30 Corbin, Johnny, 33 Corbitt, Johnny, 82 Coverley, Roger, 18 Covington, Ken, 31 Cox, Bryan, 32 Cox, David, 71 Cropper, Eric, 106 Crosby, Harry, 31 Crosby, Ted, 18 Cubbins, William, 81 Culp, Robert, 33 Curo, Dwight, 87 currency, luck and, 31, 39, 41, 42, 50 Currier, Donald, 24 Curtis, Richard, 17, 24 Dahl, Roald, 3 Dakar, 31 Darlington, 62 Dawson, Geoff, 55 Deal, 39 Deane, Laurence, 15 Deere, Al, 38, 71, 72 Dennis, Frank, 14 Dexter, Al, 47 dice, luck and, 19, 30, 37, 42 dogs, luck and, 38, 58, 65, 151n99 dolls, luck and, 35, 40, 42, 49 Donahue, Michael, 24 Doolittle, Jimmy, 98, 191n63 Dortmund, 84 Dowden, William H., 23 dreams, 82–83, 88 Dresden, 25 Drew, Alf, 37 Drinnon, Kenneth, 29 Driscoll, Danny, 48, 96 Dudley, Colin, 31 Duncan, Doy, 82, 88 Dusseldorf, 23 Dyson, Freeman, 7 Edris, Pete, 79–80, 86 Edwards, Ralph, 83 Elliot’s Idiots (plane), 73 Ellis, John, 31, 72 Ellis, Warren, 41 Elsham Wolds (airfield), 57 Essex (ship), 18, 55, 83 Evans, David, 14 index : 247 Fagan, Vince, 10 Fahrenwald, Ted, 30 Fairweather, Dickie, 93 Falklands War, 1 fatalism, 17–18 Feesey, Don, 72 Feldman, Richard, 37, 50 femme fatales, 61–63 Fighting Mudcat, The (plane), 37 Fili, Bill, 25 Filthy Fay (planes), 58 flak suits, 100–101 Fleet Air Arm (FAA), 2, 6, 7, 13, 31, 36, 54, 56, 69, 70, 79, 101, 106, 112 828 Squadron, 56, 121n24 835 Squadron, 8, 70 1833 Squadron, 84 Fleming, Samuel, 8 Fletcher, Philip, 76 Fletcher, Will, 67 Forsyth, Dudley, 101 Fortier, Bud, 30, 73 Foss, Joe, 17, 68 four-leaf clover, 30, 31, 36, 41 Fox, T. W., 32 Francis, Martin, 1, 195n94 Frankfurt, 80 Franklin (ship), 50 Fridays, luck and, 5, 67, 94 Friday the Thirteenth (planes), 94 Frische, Robert, 40 Gadsen, Roy, 79 Gaffney, Joe, 73 Gaines, George, 69 Galvin, John, 92 Gardner, Keith, 83 Garrioch, Bill, 75, 76, 77 Gates, Bob, 31, 48 Gee, John, 48, 84 Gibbs, Bill, 37 Gibson, Guy, 151n99 “Giddy-Giddy” talisman, 31 Gleed, Ian, 28 God, 13–14, 20–27, 92, 93 Godefroy, Hugh, 69 Godfrey, John, 26, 38, 49 God Is My Co-Pilot (book), 13 Godley, John, 31, 70 Goff...