noncom = 'enlisted person'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 18 15:49:32 UTC 2014

Maybe just a flub:

1994 Jeffrey L. Ethell _Bomber Command_ (Minneapolis: MotorBooks) 78:
[Caption] Unfortunately the 340th Bomb Group enlisted men had to pitch
their tents in snow and ice behind the officers' chateau at Longuecourt.
Army life never seemed to be fair for noncoms, a fate most endured with

Ethell was a well-known writer on aviation subjects, but Wacki doesn't say
he ever served in the military.


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