Jack Carroll (1920-1987), a Flying Boxcar navigator in the U.S. Army during World War II, rarely spoke about his wartime experience, except for two set pieces:
2) He delivered a gold Cadillac to Chiang Kai-shek. Upon landing, the crew opened the Flying Boxcar’s nose. Chinese workers swarmed the Cadillac, started it up, and drove it off the aircraft.
Before the ramp had been lowered.
Result? Cadillac smashed to smithereens.
Believe it or not.
I choose to, out of respect for Jack.