WW 2 Pilot Story, Worth the Read

WW 2 Pilot Story, Worth the Read

PostBy: theo On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:15 pm

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Re: WW 2 Pilot Story, Worth the Read

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:25 pm

I read that story this morning. What an incredible display of humanity.
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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:49 pm

A simple,grateful,Thank You for posting the link for this story. I really don't care where it came from,I'm just glad it was put out there.......RIP to them both.
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Re: WW 2 Pilot Story, Worth the Read

PostBy: theo On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:54 pm

Hard to believe, Mr Brown was just a 21 year old man at the time and was the Captain of the plane,,,, WOW that blows my mind !
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:01 am

Yes Theo same here I am going to use that fact when lecturing the inept 24 yr old employees who dont even know how to use a broom or dustpan or keep thier rest room clean. Here this young man was captain of a B-17!!!!!

What has modern schooling done to our youth????????? ;)
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PostBy: samhill On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:30 am

Very good read, thanks for the post all in all wars solve very little too bad we can't seem to find a better way to resolve things.
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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am

If you can find the time the book which is teriffic ,will leave you in deep thought concerning just what it was that forged the greatest generation and their counterparts.There was no lack of courage in WWII regardless of which side you care to examine.What also is incredible is that a B-17 carried a crew of 10 and cost $250,000 in 1943 dollars and was flown by men not out of their early twentiies on average. Most of these men left the horrors of war,came home,raised familys,worked steadfastly till retirement and said nothing about any of it. I know this because my father was one of them,shot down twice and a prisoner of war camp survivor. I will not comment on the youth of today other than to say I would not fly with too many of them. Mike
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PostBy: Ed.A On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:04 am

Thanks for the link, made my morning.
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PostBy: franco b On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00 am

Chivalry is nice but what would you have done if that bomber had just bombed your home town and family?

The Red Baron of WW1 was 25 years old and was respected and admired , but that did not stop them from shooting him down. The burial with full military honors came only after he was dead.
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Re: WW 2 Pilot Story, Worth the Read

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:44 am

franco b wrote:Chivalry is nice but what would you have done if that bomber had just bombed your home town and family?

The Red Baron of WW1 was 25 years old and was respected and admired , but that did not stop them from shooting him down. The burial with full military honors came only after he was dead.



Would it have been better if they buried him while alive?






I am just messing with ya. I knew what you meant. :D
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Re: WW 2 Pilot Story, Worth the Read

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:56 pm

Flyer5 wrote:Would it have been better if they buried him while alive?






I am just messing with ya. I knew what you meant.

I realized that myself too. The French villagers would probably have been happy to bury him alive as they mistakenly believed he had bombed their village. They had to settle for desecrating his grave after the funeral.
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