Stretch was a B-24 Liberator bombardier during World War II, his only appearance was a mission over Oran in 1942, in preparation for Operation Torch. His bomber took off and within hours, were in range of the coast of Oran. Suddenly, Me 109 fighters started to attack the bomber flight, along with a run in with at least a dozen German heavy cargo planes. Stretch took up many gunning positions as the gunners in his bomber took losses, including Cpl. Johnson, the tail gunner.
After being reinforced by a squadron of P-38 fighters, he went up to the nose of the plane and aimed for the fuel tanks and the factories in Oran. He hit all targets successfully, and Lt. Elliot recommended him for a medal. It is unknown what Stretch's fate is after the campaign mission "Liberators", and whether he actually received a medal or not.