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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...
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"....edit on 11-10-2011 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)
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.
Friendly - next time a bullet is passing through your body - is it being friendly?