Saturday, June 15, 2019

In the Air...


It's been a long week.

Here's a couple of videos to mark the end of the beginning of World War II and the beginning of the end...



And how could I not make mention of this momentous event? Probably won't be seen again in our lifetimes, perhaps never again.

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To those who served in that war.

Especially those who gave the last full measure.



16 comments:

  1. A Polish Spit! I once bought a model Spitfire, with the intention of making it into a Seafire. But when I saw the decal sheet was for a Polish one, I knew i would have to find a different Spit for the conversion.

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  2. Ah.... a day that starts with the sound of piston engines is a good day, muy bueno Sarge! I see that thirty Dakotas were in the D-Day anniversary this month.

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  3. And the other cool one, one of the paratroopers was tandum for a jump. Neat.

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    1. Yes, returning to that night 75 years ago. The man still has what it takes!

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  4. Ironic that it started with very few battle proven airmen on our side against a vastly more experienced foe, with us rushing pilots through training and fighter aircraft off ever growing production lines - and ended with the Luftwaffe in an exactly similar situation, with teenaged rookies, scant machinery and their remaining aces
    in the first of the jet fighters. Some finish. Some race.

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  5. Here's another good one--

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9rzNYc9cOc

    And of course, this one (warning, brief language alert)--

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iOoiEbtf2w

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    1. Love that first short film, watched it again yesterday. I think I posted it some years back. A great little film.

      Never seen that second one before, chap came awfully close to tying the low altitude record. Can't say I blame the newscaster for his reaction, I would have said something similar!

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  6. Ahhhhh.... plane pictures. Nice way to spend a Saturday...

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  7. A good friend here in the condo, recently passed away, jumped that D-Day night. His 18th birthday had been the day before. Always fun driving him around for chores and Taco Bell for his long time wife (she had been a 1/Lt back then, BTW).

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