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1 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 5:58:11am

This is the first I’d ever heard of them. Thanks.

2 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:58:24am

Welcome.

The only thing I liked about that awful movie Pearl Harbour was Ben Affleck’s character flying a Spitfire over the Dover coast before the attack.

The scene where the two heroes are dogfighting Zeroes in P40s at nap of earth, and living, still makes me ill. I can handle only so much scriptwriter intervention.

3 wrenchwench  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:38:52am

re: #1 CuriousLurker

This is the first I’d ever heard of them. Thanks.

Ditto.

4 Aunty Entity Dragon  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 2:59:50pm

re: #2 Romantic Heretic

Welcome.

The only thing I liked about that awful movie Pearl Harbour was Ben Affleck’s character flying a Spitfire over the Dover coast before the attack.

The scene where the two heroes are dogfighting Zeroes in P40s at nap of earth, and living, still makes me ill. I can handle only so much scriptwriter intervention.

Dogfighting with a P-40 against lightweight Japanese fighters was possible…but it took very specialized tactics (diving through formations at high speed from out of the sun and then corkscrewing contra your propeller torque…which the Japanese planes had a hard time doing).

5 Origuy  Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:57:31am

244 Americans (out of 6700 who applied) joined the RAF before Pearl Harbor. They were called the Eagle Squadrons.


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