Almost a Doolittle Raider
Ross was stationed at Columbia Army Air Corp Field in Columbia, SC. He and Helen were newly married. Col Doolittle came through to pick his B25 pilots. Ross was one of the ones selected, and the Col. found out that Helen was pregnant, so he told him he could not go. Col Doolittle was of course later promoted to General. And it was the famous Doolittle Raid, the bombing of Tokoyo.