During WWII six Navy pilots left their aircraft carrier on a mission. After searching
the seas for enemy submarines, they tried to return to their ship shortly after dark. But
the captain had ordered a blackout of all lights on the ship. Over and over the frantic
pilots radioed, asking for just one light so they could see to land. But the pilots were
told that the blackout could not be lifted. After several appeals and denials of their
request, the ship's operator turned the switch to break radio contact--and the pilots were
forced to ditch in the ocean.
Today in the Word, MBI, October, 1991, p. 12.
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