Continental Express Flights were operated following VE-Day. A skeleton crew, pilot, co-pilot, navigator and flight engineer plus 15 to 20 ground personnel toured the continent to view battle damage. I flew as navigator on two of the series, May 9 (the day following VE-Day) and 12, 1945. May 12th...........Four of the pilots thought it would be great fun to play follow the leader and we ended up being tail end charlie. Needless to say the flight was made at a very low level. We headed for the Rhine River intercepting it north of Cologne then headed south by Bonn en-route to Frankfurt. The hills framing the Rhine in this region are quite high and we were very low. Thank goodness no aircraft were coming up the river at the same time. I remember leaving the Rhine over a high hill. The aircraft ahead of us just cleared the trees on top. On the way back we joined 25 to 30 British and American aircraft of all sizes circling the 984 foot Eiffel Tower. All were below the top. Flight time on this trip was 8 hours 55 minutes. We took a lot of foolish chances during the flight but gave the ground personnel on board a few thrills and a birds eye view of the bombing damage. It was a memorable way to end operations over enemy soil.