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darkhorizon11
03-20-2004, 03:43 PM
I got this from Warbirds:

The Fieseler Storch was the last dogfight victim of the western front. Pilot Duanes Francies and his observer, Lieutenant William Martin, of the 5th US Army Division, spotted a Storch circling below them while looking for ground targets in their Piper Cub. Diving on the Storch, the two men opened fire with their Colt .45s and the plane spiraled to the ground. After a short gun battle, Francies and his observer took the two Germans into custody. Lt.Martin was awarded the Air Medal for his part in the fight, but Francies would have to wait until the story was reported in Cornelius Ryan's book "The Last Battle," to finally be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The USAF was 22 years late. Apart from being the last Luftwaffe plane lost in the west, this Storch was also the only enemy plane downed by pistol fire during the war.

darkhorizon11
03-20-2004, 03:43 PM
I got this from Warbirds:

The Fieseler Storch was the last dogfight victim of the western front. Pilot Duanes Francies and his observer, Lieutenant William Martin, of the 5th US Army Division, spotted a Storch circling below them while looking for ground targets in their Piper Cub. Diving on the Storch, the two men opened fire with their Colt .45s and the plane spiraled to the ground. After a short gun battle, Francies and his observer took the two Germans into custody. Lt.Martin was awarded the Air Medal for his part in the fight, but Francies would have to wait until the story was reported in Cornelius Ryan's book "The Last Battle," to finally be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The USAF was 22 years late. Apart from being the last Luftwaffe plane lost in the west, this Storch was also the only enemy plane downed by pistol fire during the war.

Zeus-cat
03-20-2004, 03:47 PM
Amazing!

If they put this in the game the complaints will fly that both the Piper Cub and the Colt 45 are overmodelled.

Zeus-cat

darkhorizon11
03-20-2004, 04:19 PM
This is for all the whiners.
It proves that even a bullet from a handgun in the right place can bring a plane down. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

mortoma
03-20-2004, 04:48 PM
I heard there was also a case of a B-17 tail gunner, who, out of ammo and in sheer frustration pulled out a revolver and was able to get a lucky pilot kill on a Me-109. So if that story is actually true, then that would make your case the second time a plane was downed with a sidearm. I am not saying this is actually true though. Can't vouch for the authenticity of the story, I'm afraid.

BlitzPig_DDT
03-20-2004, 04:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
I heard there was also a case of a B-17 tail gunner, who, out of ammo and in sheer frustration pulled out a revolver and was able to get a lucky pilot kill on a Me-109. So if that story is actually true, then that would make your case the second time a plane was downed with a sidearm. I am not saying this is actually true though. Can't vouch for the authenticity of the story, I'm afraid.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Originally, any plane that was downed was done with a side arm. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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