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WW2 Aircraft Photos
« on: August 29, 2012, 15:47:15 »









Click on the link to see more awesome WW2 aircraft photos.... :goodjob:

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Re: WW2 Aircraft Photos
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 16:06:45 »
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 19:21:53 »
The first one Rusty is the Wooden wonder...  Built by out of collar furniture makers and cabinet makers.

It was the very first truly stealth aircraft...   Fast, effective and could take loadsa punishment of the buggers could catch up with it  :Shocked: :Shocked:

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Re: WW2 Aircraft Photos
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 00:18:50 »
Asa, I think you may be thinking of a "Mosquito". That first pic is actually a Lockheed P-38 Lightning..... :winker: 

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 07:36:03 »
Yeppers, my bad   :-[ :-[

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 08:26:28 »
Great pics.
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Re: WW2 Aircraft Photos
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 14:58:54 »
Researching family history I found these photos of the  plane in which my mother in law's first husband was shot down over Denmark.

http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1941/3/hartleystanley.html

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 15:04:07 »
Researching family history I found these photos of the  plane in which my mother in law's first husband was shot down over Denmark.

http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1941/3/hartleystanley.html

You mean that was the actual plane in which he died?   Wow....  amazing.


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Re: WW2 Aircraft Photos
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 22:37:48 »
Nice find.. I was going to look for planes my Dad flew in during the war and then remembered he is still alive 70 years later  :-[ :snigger: (one of the luckier ones)  :sweating:
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 17:37:17 »

You mean that was the actual plane in which he died?   Wow....  amazing.

Yes.  Everything ties in with the squadron records, the planes ID letters,  the date and, of course, the name.  He is buried in Fourfelt Military  cemetery in Copenhagen.
It must be  rare to find a photo of the aftermath considering most went down on enemy territory.

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 18:25:42 »

You mean that was the actual plane in which he died?   Wow....  amazing.

Yes.  Everything ties in with the squadron records, the planes ID letters,  the date and, of course, the name.  He is buried in Fourfelt Military  cemetery in Copenhagen.
It must be  rare to find a photo of the aftermath considering most went down on enemy territory.

Not to mention most where smashed to smithereens and burned beyond recognition.   My Cousin 'Asa Watson' after whom I am named was killed whilst they practicing low level bombing runs over the reservoirs not too far from here.  The pilot left it a little late pulling up.   
His body was returned for a military funeral at Moorside Church Oldham.  Before the funeral his father (Billy Watson) greatly upset all the family, especially Asa's, mother my Aunt Lucy, by insisting that the coffin be opened for what he called 'Last Respects'.  Everyone then gazed at the carbon statue of what had once been a loved family member.   
My point being that, as you say, there ain't usually much left <sigh>

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Re: WW2 Aircraft Photos
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 22:22:19 »
Gruesome and a bit disrespectful IMO, sorry Asa  :disapp:
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