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F19_Olli72
08-16-2005, 05:48 AM
Just some nice pilot accounts:

http://www.combatsim.com/archive/htm/htm_arc1/ace-bob1.htm

http://africanhistory.about.com/library/prm/blmediterranean1.htm

F19_Olli72
08-16-2005, 05:48 AM
Just some nice pilot accounts:

http://www.combatsim.com/archive/htm/htm_arc1/ace-bob1.htm

http://africanhistory.about.com/library/prm/blmediterranean1.htm

LEXX_Luthor
08-16-2005, 08:09 AM
First link:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Hurlbut: I wanted to go back for another 50 missions, but they ruled it out because I had a case of malaria that kept recurring. So I had to stay in the States and teach combat flying. I was shot down by a mosquito! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Kocur_
08-16-2005, 09:44 AM
Let me add that Witold Urbanowicz later fought with Flying Tigers in Chinahttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Ob
08-16-2005, 01:25 PM
I was busy with arguing so I missed this thread.
Pilotstories are always more important.
thanks

DmdSeeker
08-16-2005, 04:07 PM
Nice links; thanks.

WOLFMondo
08-16-2005, 04:33 PM
From Frank Hurlbut's story, kinda reminds me of some online play which people sometimes moan about being unrealistic etc -

Suddenly a Lufbery Circle developed. It was made up of German Focke Wulfs and American Lightnings in a single file, swinging around in a left banking turn, first climbing and then descending. Everyone was firing at the enemy in front of him, all at the same time. I was closing to the inside of an Fw-190 that was climbing. Right behind me was another P-38. But he had a Focke Wulf on his tail, who had a P-38 on his tail. It was like we were all playing follow-the-leader.

danjama
08-16-2005, 05:13 PM
that is common online and everyone knows it! "look at them all followin one plane" ha ha ha now we know its OK to do. S~ great links.

BSS_CUDA
08-16-2005, 06:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
AH: The P-38 was a great airplane.

Hurlbut: What an aircraft! It could take rough handling, so it could outmaneuver almost anything. And there were two engines to bring you home. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

why do they even print this **** we all know that pilot accounts mean nothing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Gibbage1
08-17-2005, 12:23 AM
"Hurlbut: Our missions then were primarily long-range, low-level sorties escorting North American B-25s into enemy controlled areas of Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. We also were sent on search-and-destroy fighter missions, and we had to dive-bomb anti-aircraft emplacements, shipping and ports as well. When I first started combat in April 1943, it was really not unusual for our underequipped and understaffed unit to be flying with only 12 to 20 P-38s and be hit by more than 30 to 100 enemy fighters. Our losses were inescapable, but the enemy's were even greater. The 82nd finally became the top P-38 fighter group in the European theater, with more than 500 enemy victories confirmed. "

Ya. I guess what Skychimp said is true. "If the aircraft cant get 10/1 kill/death ratio killing the Luftwaffe, it was ****". Lol.