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CHDT
08-26-2004, 01:17 PM
While searching for infos on the Gnat, I just found this very interesting but sad story:

http://www.1971war.com/Dec14/Art05.htm

It makes me think of the few P-40's starting at Hickam under the bombs!

Cheers,

CHDT
08-26-2004, 01:17 PM
While searching for infos on the Gnat, I just found this very interesting but sad story:

http://www.1971war.com/Dec14/Art05.htm

It makes me think of the few P-40's starting at Hickam under the bombs!

Cheers,

XyZspineZyX
08-26-2004, 03:25 PM
Closer to our era of interest, the Dutch East Indies and Malta were also the scene of hellish vulch raids opposed by outnumbered, and outpositioned pilots trying to get off the ground to mount a response.

Braver men than I, certainly. I'd head for the slit trenches.

p1ngu666
08-26-2004, 03:55 PM
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XyZspineZyX
08-26-2004, 05:04 PM
No, truthful.

Believe me, the guys willing to take off under fire in WWII were FAR fewer than the ones who would dive for the aforementioned slit trenches. And the glowing, POSTHUMOUS accolades and stories are a testament to how risky, even foolhardy it was to do that.

hobnail
08-26-2004, 06:54 PM
Read "A Good Clean Fight" by Derek Robinson. The P40 squadron in the book was tasked with strafing the Afrika Corps in Lybia. Just finished re-reading it yesterday http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif