Fighter airplanes were used by the allies in their efforts against Hitler and the triple axis.
When the plans arrived home and were repaired, wing walkers such as Genia performed acrobatics on the wings of the fighter planes.
The boys who flew them were a gas. Genia had great times with them at the nearest dance hall. That’s where she met Andy.
Andy was handsome and he cracked Genia up. He was an ace pilot who hadn’t returned from his last mission months ago. Genia knew he’d been dropped.
She was light on her feet and Genia lived for adrenaline, performing for the airforce and providing entertainment to keep people’s mind off of the war.
A pilot who liked Genia, Chester, had taken her up that day as the crowds clapped and shouted from below.
Genia worked on her new routine, knowing she was attached to the plans wing if she fell. She heard something snap and the snapping caught her off balance.
Chester watched in horror as Genia fell from the sky, an acrobatic beauty on the stairway to heaven.
Genia felt “she’d been waiting years for this day,” to be with Andy at last.
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