November 27, 2012

Mission Incomprehensibly Cool

[In 1942] Wing Commander Ken Gatward managed the 'impossible feat' of flying his Bristol Beaufighter down the Champs-Elysees at 30ft before dropping the French Tricolour over the Arc de Triomphe...  The British pilot then headed towards the Gestapo headquarters which he littered with 20mm shells - helping to boost morale in Paris when it was most needed.

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2 Comments:

Blogger First Sea Lord said...

'dropped Tricolour on Arc D'Triomphe, shot up German HQ, dead bird in radiator...' #greatwwIIstatusupdates

November 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

Stick one up the fuhrer's ass and your medals still end up on eBay, sold to the highest bidder who's greed for personal possession no doubt trumps their sense of history.

November 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM  

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