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Taylortony
05-04-2006, 06:00 PM
all alone with no one to help http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif but not forgotten.


http://www.slaterweb.co.uk/hero.htm

joeap
05-04-2006, 06:10 PM
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SeaFireLIV
05-04-2006, 06:19 PM
This is a very sad and tragic story. I feel for the pilot...

Very sad.

-HH- Beebop
05-04-2006, 07:33 PM
James Arthur Slater and all those who are Missing In Action......
~S~

Great post TT.

The_Gog
05-04-2006, 11:54 PM
But he's not missing....is he!

rnzoli
05-05-2006, 12:21 AM
Very good post.

This reminds me of a novel from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, when he and his radioman made a forced landing in the desert and tried to reach humans on foot. While they struggled their way through and got terribly thirsty, he started to fantasyse about organges, juicy oranges, and cannot divert his thoghts from it. So simple things in life - clean water, fresh air, a safe place to sleep - and we start to value them only after losing them.

The diary is a rarity of its own, because you hear a lot of stories how certain people (like Saint-Exupéry for example) made it to safety, so you get the false impression that almost everyone can make it. Not true and the moment of realizing your own demise is probably the hardest to bear alone.

WTE_Galway
05-05-2006, 01:24 AM
this sort of thing was not unusual at all

a more famous case was the B24 "lady be good"

have a look here ..

http://www.ladybegood.com/

http://www.qmfound.com/lady_be_good_b-24_bomber_recovery.htm

hotspace
05-05-2006, 02:29 AM
A sad story indeed of a brave man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Never knew about the 2 sites for 'Lady be good', so thanks for those also m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bearcat99
05-05-2006, 07:15 AM
One of many.... ~!S!~