Saturday, August 15, 2009

Halts Runaway Truck

Sedalia Army Air Field, Mo.

Pvt. Dot Roberts, on her way with two Wac companions to the bus station in a nearby town, suddenly broke away from them and dashed down the street. Civilians who saw her remarked at this unladylike behavior until they saw what she sas up to.

A big empty truck was rolling backward toward a heavy traffic intersection. Dot ran after it and won the race, but not until she'd missed the running board in her first attempt to get aboard and caused bystanders to gasp. She managed to scramble inside the cab and apply the brake, which halted the truck just inches from the nearest civilian automobile.

YANK 11 Aug 1944