Glentumbly was marked down by operations as an eagles' nest; the eagles were Lockheed Lightnings, and they brought a brood of noisy groundmen, mechanics and supply men. They also brought three veterans of the sky to give a touch of seasoning and experience to the youngsters who were to fly the P-38's. Those three veterans were Stan Wilson, Bill O'Malley and March Allison. Stan Wilson and March Allison presented deceptive manners and seemed to be just the men needed to steady the headstrong youngsters. Bill O'Malley looked and acted exactly what he was, the wildest Irishman with wings. Within three days he had the youngsters doing stunts which even a sturdy Lightning is supposed to avoid.