SBD against A6M3- a story of Stanley Vejtasa

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  1. seesul

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    Yeah, I saw that on tv. Soon after he was transferred to a Wildcat squadron, according to the show.
     
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    Roman, as a matter of fact, Ive got feelers out within the Case Clan to try and get some info on his whereabouts.... Thing is, my family tree is fu*ked up and certain "relatives" are in actuality true blooded assholes...
     
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    Off topic but I just heard from Jim Brooks who is doing amazingly well. You probably know that but I haven't heard from him in awhile.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
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    Dan,

    I´m really sory for that... So I´m really happy that I personally have so great family...
     
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    Bill,

    if you mean Jimmy Brooks, a former fighter pilot from 31stFG, don´t tell me you´re in touch with him! If so that´s amazing!:shock:
    I was searching for his address almost 3 years till I found it. Later I let you know you how. It´s a funny story...
    Check this http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/lt-jimmy-brooks-story-10853.html#post300282

    Nice weekend
     
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    I'm prtty sure it's the same house he and Martha have been living in since I first met him in 1959.

    I got off topic on Vejtasa - I would have to think that his feat, which is 100% true, of shooting down three zero's in an SBD against cream of IJN pilots may be unmatched.. he was COMAIR at Miramar when Top Gun syllabus was developed.

    I understand that the published docrine developed by John Boyd at Nellis was a core of the fighter tactics being developed there,

    Amazing pilot. Maybe Rudel matched him flying Stuka's but offhand I can't think of a better example of bringing fists to a gunfight a- and winning.
     
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    Dan, never give up, think I got his address and phone #, check my PM:headbang: and lemme know, I´m really CURIOUS
     
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    I Pm'd u back Roman.... U got it right...

    I called Stan up with the number Roman had given me and his son answered... He asked who it was and I told him Dan Case.... A minute later, Stan got on the phone and said, "I know that last name..."

    We talked for about 10 minutes or so, laughing pretty much the whole time... Also talked about Jeff DeBlanc and what his lose has meant to the aviation community....Told a couple of stories etc etc.... Great guy.... He remembered my Grandfather and I with some nice kind words....

    He commented about the dogfights episode, which he said was completely accurate.... He loved it.... He said, "For once, those Hollywood types got it right..."

    Thanks again Roman for putting me back in touch with Uncle Swede... It was great....
     
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    Great stuff Dan - you da man!!!!
     
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    Romans the man, I just followed up on what he researched...
     
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    Dan,

    the world is too small. Enjoy the rest of the weekend...I´m really happy for you!
     
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    Awesome - I still consider that fight as the greatest US dogfight in the war.
     
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    I do too Bill.... U know he was the only pilot to earn a Navy Cross in Dive Bombers AND Fighters???
     
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    Yea Roman, thats my Grandpa.... Piss on my Aunt that bitch.....

    I will ask Stan about that this week...
     
  18. seesul

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    ....''Piss on my Aunt that bitch.....'' Dan, Dan, it´s a Xmas time:lol:
     
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    Nah man, I hold grudges, and all that bitch did when my Mom died was send flowers.... Didnt even bother to show up....

    Fu*k her...

    Oh, and BTW, I had a freakin lovely day...
     
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    Now I understand...that´s unbelievable...
     
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