Thursday, November 07, 2013

US Spitfire Reconnaissance

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I'd forgotten that I've seen this before. If you have as well, it's still worth a few minutes of your time.

An unarmed, unescorted reconnaissance plane over WWII Germany? Just for a chance for a high school graduate to fly?

These men had steel nards, and we owe a lot to them.

H/T Michael Z.Williamson on Facebook

1 comment:

jed said...

Yeah, they did stuff like that. Not too long ago, I read Fighter Pilot, which is the memoir of Robin Olds. He talked about doing that.

Pretty crazy. But I think that must be part of being a fighter jock. Read about the Wild Weasels in Vietnam, baiting the AA during air missions.