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DIRTY-MAC
02-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Hard rain
http://www.ckdeco.com/aircraft/images/FW190_Bombs.jpg

DIRTY-MAC
02-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Hard rain
http://www.ckdeco.com/aircraft/images/FW190_Bombs.jpg

Haigotron
02-24-2008, 03:46 PM
what a pic! any background info on it?

Metatron_123
02-24-2008, 05:23 PM
It's in one of my books. I believe it's March 1945 and the aircraft dropping the bombs is a B-26 Marauder.

DustyBarrels77
02-24-2008, 06:39 PM
looks like a in game shot, the dora is missing the rear segment before the tail lod. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Phas3e
02-24-2008, 07:15 PM
Its a pretty well known shot, and not faked.

Theres alos a similar shot of a JG300 Bf109 diving under a bomber, its crisper and clearer but not as close or dramatic as this.

Schwarz.13
02-25-2008, 03:31 AM
"Diving away after carrying out a stern quarter attack, this 'Long Nose' was captured on film by B-26 Marauders of tthe 9th AF seconds after they had released their bombs during a mission over the Western Front in December 1944"

- John Weal, FW190 Aces of the Western Front, p.81

Rammjaeger
02-25-2008, 04:52 AM
Something similar:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x148/Rammjaeger1983/Ki45attack.jpg

Patriot_Act
02-25-2008, 06:03 AM
"Hard rain" destroyed many planes.
There are a number of famous photographs of B-24s and B-17s taking
fatal hits from each other's bombs.

A more famous hard rain fatality was when a Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman
with Glen Miller aboard took a direct hit
from a "cookie" dumped from a squadron of Lancasters
returning from a canceled mission.

P.A.

rohrspatz
02-25-2008, 07:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Patriot_Act:
"A more famous hard rain fatality was when a Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman
with Glen Miller aboard took a direct hit
from a "cookie" dumped from a squadron of Lancasters
returning from a canceled mission.
P.A. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is this confirmed? All I know was that his plane was lost somewhere over the channel and they never found a trace of him, but this story is new for me..

berg417448
02-25-2008, 08:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rohrspatz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Patriot_Act:
"A more famous hard rain fatality was when a Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman
with Glen Miller aboard took a direct hit
from a "cookie" dumped from a squadron of Lancasters
returning from a canceled mission.
P.A. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is this confirmed? All I know was that his plane was lost somewhere over the channel and they never found a trace of him, but this story is new for me.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Click this link and scroll down to Theory 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2654822

Rjel
02-25-2008, 09:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by berg417448:
Click this link and scroll down to Theory 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2654822 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Being a big Glenn Miller fan, I always thought the stray bomb theory made the most sense. That is other than the plane carrying Miller just crashed at sea. But after reading the stories in that link I wonder. I can't imagine that if the bomber crew saw the plane go down they'd have just thought "oh well" and not reported it. It sure doesn't sound like other RAF stories I've read where crews went down in the English Channel. Air/Sea rescue always seems to be mentioned.

At any rate, however Glenn Miller died, I'm sure he'd be pleased that his music is still featured in a lot of WWII movies and documentaries.