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Confession reveals friendly fire killed hero of WWII Dambusters raid.

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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Confession reveals friendly fire killed hero of WWII Dambusters raid.


www.smh.com.au

LONDON: Guy Gibson, the pilot who led the Dambusters raids during the Second World War, was shot down and killed by mistake by one of his own men, it has been claimed.

Wing Commander Gibson, who led 617 Squadron in a series of daring raids over Germany, died in mysterious circumstances after his plane came down in the Netherlands in 1944.

Various explanations have been put forward for his death, including pilot error, sabotage and running out of fuel.

But nearly 70 years on, a British airm...
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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Man i think nighttime attacks are very confusing because you cannot tell which aircraft was this or not. Very tragic regardless. I think nowadays, night-vision cameras are visible and lowest friendly fire rate in modern warfare.

I mean how many aircraft was shot down during the 1991 Operation Desert Storm to friendly fire?

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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Known friendly fire incidents in WW2 from Wiki - in addition somewhere I have a description of one where a russian fighter squadron was to escort a strike of SU-2's in the early days of the war - but the SU-2 was so secret the fighter pilots had no idea what it looked like or that the type even existed - seeing some strange a/c they attacked them.....apparently the fighter pilots survived the subsequent "inquest"....
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Known friendly fire incidents in WW2 from Wiki - in addition somewhere I have a description of one where a russian fighter squadron was to escort a strike of SU-2's in the early days of the war - but the SU-2 was so secret the fighter pilots had no idea what it looked like or that the type even existed - seeing some strange a/c they attacked them.....apparently the fighter pilots survived the subsequent "inquest"....
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In addition to it, I remember during the winter of 1944, some Canadian soldier accidentally open fired on American patrols mistaking them for German columns during a night patrols in France. I forget what book is called though.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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The word friendly and the word fire contained in the same sentence can never have a proper meaning. Guns are weapons. Guns are designed to kill and maim. Friendly fire - explain how any bullet coming out of any weapon - anywhere - could possibly be friendly?

The word friendly has no correlation to pumping bullets out of a weapon!

When will people slow down and look at their communication and start to study it. All war does is kill people. War kills people who did not start the war and kills people who can not stop the war. No one wins in a war - I can't tell you how many times a soldier or returned soldier has stated those words to me.

Much Peace...



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by Amanda5
The word friendly and the word fire contained in the same sentence can never have a proper meaning. Guns are weapons. Guns are designed to kill and maim. Friendly fire - explain how any bullet coming out of any weapon - anywhere - could possibly be friendly?

The word friendly has no correlation to pumping bullets out of a weapon!

When will people slow down and look at their communication and start to study it. All war does is kill people. War kills people who did not start the war and kills people who can not stop the war. No one wins in a war - I can't tell you how many times a soldier or returned soldier has stated those words to me.

Much Peace...


it doesn't mean friendly it means that a friendly accidentally shot by another friendly.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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In the middle east 2 U.S Kitty hawks attacked an Australian spitfre squadron base while the spits were parked. Also in the south pacific the RAAF had to remove the red from it's red white and blue roundel because Americans wouldn't stop shooting at them.
true story



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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I know you are trying to show me something.
Please - look deeply at my post.
Friendly - next time a bullet is passing through your body - is it being friendly?

Much Peace...



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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Friendly - next time a bullet is passing through your body - is it being friendly?


Dude, that doesn't mean that the bullet was friendly, it means that soldier/cop accidentally shot another friendly because they are your own side. Get it?



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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I get it completely. I don't believe in guns or war. Nothing about a bullet ripping through flesh is friendly.

If a person is trying to tell me that a soldier was shot by another soldier as they were practicing or engaging in a tactical response or a type of military exercise - that is what they need to say.

To a pacifist - such as myself - a gun that shoots a bullet into another person - is never going to be accurately described as friendly. I am a former police officer and learning all about guns and actually having to fire one was a huge learning curve for me. They are designed to kill not to make friends.

I know what you are trying to explain to me and I get it - I truly do. I am looking beyond the generally recognised meaning.

Much Peace..




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