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WWII pilot sees footage of his Spitfire crash for the first time. (A must see for history buffs)

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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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This is a very special video. The pilot, Captain John S Blyth proves that an American did fly a an unarmed Spitfire during the war.

His comments are informative and quite interesting.

After viewing the film, I wondered if he was indeed very brave or brash in undertaking unescorted reconnaissance missions over Germany. Imagine!

In any case, I hope you enjoy the content as much as I have.


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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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Wicked little vid, mate!!!

What a cool old fella. No guns and over Germany. Balls of steel. Cheers!!!!



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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The last person to be killed by Long Bow by a member of the British Army was a German Sergeant who had the unfortunate luck to come across Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, DSO & Bar, MC, also known has Mad Jack. This is a man who landed at Salerno with "Scottish broadsword slung around his waist, a longbow and arrows around his neck and his bagpipes under his arm."

Mad Jack was said to be unhappy with the sudden end of the war. He said "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years."

In the years after the war he would startle train conductors and passengers by throwing his attaché case out of the train window each day on the ride home from work. He later explained that he was tossing his case into his own back garden so he wouldn’t have to carry it from the station. He was also a passionate surfer.

Mad Jack died at the ripe old age of ninety.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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How delightful a story! Thanks for sharing it.

When I had to carry my heavy books from school, I too wished I could just drop them off somewhere closer to home.



posted on Jun, 28 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by aboutface
This is a very special video. The pilot, Captain John S Blyth proves that an American did fly a an unarmed Spitfire during the war.

His comments are informative and quite interesting.

After viewing the film, I wondered if he was indeed very brave or brash in undertaking unescorted reconnaissance missions over Germany. Imagine!

In any case, I hope you enjoy the content as much as I have.


edit on 9-6-2013 by aboutface because: (no reason given)


Finally got around to watching this after marking it for later viewing when you made this thread.

I must say.... That was F***ing bad Ass!

Great find!



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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It sure was badass in so many ways.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it.



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