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Taylortony
09-29-2006, 02:27 PM
For those that remember him he will be missed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Spitfire fighter pilot and TV presenter of The Farnborough and Tomorrows World Par Excellence


"On February 14, several R.A.F. Spitfire aircraft had just finished a bombing run over Wassenaar when a V2 was fired from the forest. One of the aircraft tried to attack to fast moving rocket, but was unable to hit the target from 600 meters. R.A.F. pilot Raymond Baxter remembers,
€œ€¦I read in my log book that we attacked a target just North above The Hague on 14 February 1945. I must have been in a very aggressive mood because I read in my logbook that after a dive attack of 6000 feet, I ordered the boys to return to attack the anti-aircraft defense, which was trying to make it difficult for us. After we dropped the bombs I saw to my surprise at a distance of 600 meters a V2 out of the forest, that we just had bombed, rising into the air, very slowly. Right in front of us. It was an incredible sight and it was so unexpected that I couldn't do anything about it. But my number three, a Scotchman called Cupid Love, responded very fast and shot at the V2 that was rising slowly. It must have been one of the most optimistic shots of the entire war. So far as I know this was the only time in history of the war that a dive-bomber attacked a rocket in the air. Fortunately, he didn€t hit the rocket. I say fortunately, because if he had hit the rocket, the war would have been ended for me quite abruptly.€"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Baxter

quote from here

http://www.v2rocket.com/start/deployment/denhaag.html

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
09-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Fond memories of tommorows world as a youth and sad to hear he has passed on.

God speed

DmdSeeker
09-30-2006, 05:24 AM
A true gent!

Just think if they got that V2; that would have been a truely unique kill marking!

F6_Ace
09-30-2006, 05:27 AM
It didn't go unnoticed...there was a thread on this just after he died.

S! to Raymond.

SeaFireLIV
09-30-2006, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:
It didn't go unnoticed...there was a thread on this just after he died.

S! to Raymond.

This is correct. Many of us posted in that.

Monty_Thrud
09-30-2006, 07:47 AM
What a shame, he shall be missed, i used to watch Tommorrows World with Raymond religiously.

R.I.P Raymond Baxter