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Frequent_Flyer
03-18-2007, 10:24 AM
Quote from article; "In an attempt to help, Sergeant H.P. Wooler landed his own aircraft nearby, but Wooler's Hurricane was damaged during the landing, and he was unable to take off afterward.

Now there were two British pilots stuck in the desert without food or water. Fortunately, the Desert Air Force was prepared for such an emergency. If stranded airmen could be located, they were supplied with essential rations by air. The fliers were given directions on where to head, and if the men could find firm sand to facilitate a landing by another aircraft, a plane would be sent in to rescue them. Wade and Wooler were among the lucky ones, as they were quickly spotted and supplies were airdropped to them. After walking back to base, Wade and Wooler officially became members of the "Late Arrivals Club," which meant they could wear a special patch on the left breast of their flying suits."- Good to know you could have some fun with being shot down



http://www.historynet.com/air_sea/aces/3035576.html?page=1&c=y

Frequent_Flyer
03-18-2007, 10:24 AM
Quote from article; "In an attempt to help, Sergeant H.P. Wooler landed his own aircraft nearby, but Wooler's Hurricane was damaged during the landing, and he was unable to take off afterward.

Now there were two British pilots stuck in the desert without food or water. Fortunately, the Desert Air Force was prepared for such an emergency. If stranded airmen could be located, they were supplied with essential rations by air. The fliers were given directions on where to head, and if the men could find firm sand to facilitate a landing by another aircraft, a plane would be sent in to rescue them. Wade and Wooler were among the lucky ones, as they were quickly spotted and supplies were airdropped to them. After walking back to base, Wade and Wooler officially became members of the "Late Arrivals Club," which meant they could wear a special patch on the left breast of their flying suits."- Good to know you could have some fun with being shot down



http://www.historynet.com/air_sea/aces/3035576.html?page=1&c=y

woofiedog
03-18-2007, 09:38 PM
Great story... Thank's for posting.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Lcwade.jpg
Wing Commander Lance Cleo "Wildcat" Wade

Blutarski2004
03-19-2007, 05:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by woofiedog:
Great story... Thank's for posting.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Lcwade.jpg
Wing Commander Lance Cleo "Wildcat" Wade </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



..... Looks like a young Terry Thomas.