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MB_Avro_UK
02-28-2007, 05:24 PM
Hi all,

I admire along with so many here Mysticpuma's il2 video 'Not My Time to Die'. Not only is it a video of superb production values but it illustrates a very human story http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.

I appreciate that MP wants a break from another video project but maybe he or someone of similar talent could consider the following true account.

It relates to the BoB and could be pertinant to the forthcoming SoW release by Oleg.

Here is the 'essence' of the potential film plot and taken from the link below:-

'Contrary to popular belief, the majority of the Jagdflieger were not blood-thirsty killers. Rudorffer recalled an incident in August 1940 when he 'escorted' a badly damaged Hurricane across the Channel; ditching in the English Channel was greatly feared by pilots on both sides. As fate often does, Rudorffer found the roles reversed two weeks later, when he was 'escorted' by an RAF aircraft after receiving battle damage. Maybe the story of the 109 shepherding the Hurricane had circulated through the RAF by then.'

http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/Rudorffe.htm

Rudorffer went on to score 222 aerial victories. He survived the war and flew as an airline pilot with Lufthansa. I'm not sure if he is alive today but it would be fascinating to learn more about this incident http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

(There are no sexist comments in this post and there is no intention to demean women http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

badaboom.1
02-28-2007, 06:17 PM
Hello MB Avro UK,I think you have a fantastic idea for a movie!Why not give it a shot yourself,see this link.....
Movie Makers (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/65710358/m/5691037983)

MB_Avro_UK
02-28-2007, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by badaboom.1:
Hello MB Avro UK,I think you have a fantastic idea for a movie!Why not give it a shot yourself,see this link.....
Movie Makers (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/65710358/m/5691037983)

Hey badaboom,

You've got me thinking http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thanks for the link.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

ratchet1961
02-28-2007, 07:01 PM
Iam with badaboom.1, brilliant idea. In the back of mind i remember an interview with Bob Doe `BoB pilot` when he said had shot a 109 up badly and he could see the guy was having problems and he had`nt got the heart to kill him so he flew along side him i think they reached the coast then Bob turned for home. thing is when he got back he realised it proberly was`nt a smart move because the next day the same guy could come back in a fresh 109 and kill him or his pals, still Its nice to think that things like this happened on both sides from time to time.
I wonder if these two things are related ?

MB_Avro_UK
03-01-2007, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by ratchet1961:
Iam with badaboom.1, brilliant idea. In the back of mind i remember an interview with Bob Doe `BoB pilot` when he said had shot a 109 up badly and he could see the guy was having problems and he had`nt got the heart to kill him so he flew along side him i think they reached the coast then Bob turned for home. thing is when he got back he realised it proberly was`nt a smart move because the next day the same guy could come back in a fresh 109 and kill him or his pals, still Its nice to think that things like this happened on both sides from time to time.
I wonder if these two things are related ?

Hi ratchet1961,

The fuller account is that Bob Doe damaged a 109 enough to cause it to losee height. The 109 was heading back to France from the English coast. Bob could see that the 109 was going to have to ditch at some time in the sea.

Rather than finish off the 109 and head back home he flew alongside the 109 and allowed it to belly land in the sea. The 109 pilot was later picked up from the sea by his own side.

After WW2 the wife of the 109 pilot wrote to Bob Doe and thanked him for saving his life by not shooting him down.

Yes,in some way this incident is related.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

ratchet1961
03-01-2007, 03:38 PM
Thanks for that,
i knew it was a similar story but i can`t remember the 109 pilots name i sure Bob mentions it in an interview. Just as well the 109 pilot did`nt bump into Geoffery Wellum, now there`s a man that gave no quarter from what i can gather, i have his book First Light, must get round to reading it, at the moment i`am half way Spitfire Summer by Malcom Brown, its quite funny in parts. Can`t wait for the UK airshow season to start though !