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    Keep honking. I'm reloading AOD Member AOD_MaNii's Avatar
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    Default B17's that survived and made it home

    Wow some of them got really lucky!

    http://www.warhistoryonline.com/mili...e-it-home.html

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    Criminal Lawyer is a redundancy AOD Member AOD_iXi Bl4ck x's Avatar
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    i remember watching a doc. on these on the history channel. pretty amazing stories and stuff
    >>>>i Savannah Haven Gwin i<<<<

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    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes SKY_SAMURAI's Avatar
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    Manii do you think they got soft landing awards

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    A really Cool Cat AOD Member AOD_rayrayblues's Avatar
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    Cool

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue AOD Member AOD_Vaynard22's Avatar
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    It's not just luck. Those bomber pilots have amazing skills too.

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    If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn? AOD Member AOD_B.Rubble's Avatar
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    THOSE Guys are what separates a "Pilot' from a "Yoke holder'. They not only understand their equipment and it's abilities,but also understand aerodynamics,hydraulics,and a host of other things NOT taught to many pilots today. They also knew how to fly "By the seat of their pants' which to many,means a carefree attitude.It in fact,literally refers to "Feeling' the airframe beneath their ass/pants..the engines rhythm,feel of the air across the vehicle and its control surfaces....My Grandfather flew this way and taught Me how to fly this way. Pretty interesting read
    BRUBBLE

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    "Every day is a beautiful day" - Elwood P Dowd AOD Member AOD_BBadenov's Avatar
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    Here's a moving story about the incredible damage one particular B17 sustained and the compassion of a German fighter pilot who escorted them out of German airspace. The two pilots met ~40 years later and became fast friends.
    http://jalopnik.com/5971023/why-a-ge...g-world-war-ii

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    Can I have your Tots ChaoticBlitz's Avatar
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    thats awesome


 

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