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Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby Spitfire666 » 11 Mar 2017, 16:25

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Re: Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby Tracer » 12 Mar 2017, 11:33

Lovely. There can never be too many Spitfires.
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Re: Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby Fairblue » 12 Mar 2017, 12:20

Tracer wrote:Lovely. There can never be too many Spitfires.

Hear, hear!! :claphappy:
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Postby tiffinata » 12 Mar 2017, 23:35

Tracer wrote:Lovely. There can never be too many Spitfires.

Not unless its 1942, and you're a lone German aircraft.... :lol:
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Re: Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 13 Mar 2017, 02:17

tiffinata wrote:
Tracer wrote:Lovely. There can never be too many Spitfires.

Not unless its 1942, and you're a lone German aircraft.... :lol:


Even General of the Luftwaffe Adolf Galland wished to have Spitfires, lol. From his autobiography, I believe his conversation with Goering [who asked what were his requirements etc] went something like: "'I should like an outfit of Spitfires for my group.' :mrgreen:
They've been working together for so long that each seems to know by a sort of telepathy when another is in trouble. One never seems to get them together. Get one & the others come after him. To give the devil his due they make a formidable team.
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Re: Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby Fairblue » 13 Mar 2017, 11:12

OzBiggles1963 wrote:Even General of the Luftwaffe Adolf Galland wished to have Spitfires, lol. From his autobiography, I believe his conversation with Goering [who asked what were his requirements etc] went something like: "'I should like an outfit of Spitfires for my group.' :mrgreen:

Yes. I am the very lucky owner of a print of a picture by Robert Taylor 'Duel of Eagles' which shows Bader and Galland duelling in the skies over Northern France in 1941. It has their personal signatures on it. Mr FB picked it up in a job lot in an auction for a tenner.
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Re: Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby Spitfire666 » 13 Mar 2017, 11:33

Fairblue wrote:Yes. I am the very lucky owner of a print of a picture by Robert Taylor 'Duel of Eagles' which shows Bader and Galland duelling in the skies over Northern France in 1941. It has their personal signatures on it. Mr FB picked it up in a job lot in an auction for a tenner.

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Re: Crashed WW2 Spitfire flies again

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 13 Mar 2017, 11:50

Fairblue wrote:
OzBiggles1963 wrote:Even General of the Luftwaffe Adolf Galland wished to have Spitfires, lol. From his autobiography, I believe his conversation with Goering [who asked what were his requirements etc] went something like: "'I should like an outfit of Spitfires for my group.' :mrgreen:

Yes. I am the very lucky owner of a print of a picture by Robert Taylor 'Duel of Eagles' which shows Bader and Galland duelling in the skies over Northern France in 1941. It has their personal signatures on it. Mr FB picked it up in a job lot in an auction for a tenner.


Wow, that's brilliant! :o :shock: :toomuchcoffee:

If I recall correctly, Bader & Galland became quite good friends after WW2?
They've been working together for so long that each seems to know by a sort of telepathy when another is in trouble. One never seems to get them together. Get one & the others come after him. To give the devil his due they make a formidable team.
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