The worlds most unlikely victory, i present: The C-47 over Japanese fighter

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    A Douglas C-47 with a mark of victory over a Japanese unit. It seems to be the only aerial victory recorded for an unarmed aircraft, at least during the Pacific War. History (Source: Comcast
    This plane is attacked by a Japanese fighter. To escape, the pilots of the C-47, the Lt. Charles P. Lawton Berkeley and George Laben, put the plane dive from 4,000 feet up lquasiment the treetops. The hunter follows sIn problem, and waits for the right moment to shoot transport. But without knowing Japanese is heading a slope he has not seen, focused on the preparation of his shot. At the last moment, the C-47 skips the edge of the slope, plunges into a valley and the Japanese fighter crashed against the wall ....

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    That is interesting. I know there was a C-46 over the Himalayas that had the co-pilot shoot down a Japanese fighter with a BAR pointed out the side window, but this one took some timing, and big brass balls!
     
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    Nice shot!

    Certainly did Eric!
     
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    That is just so fricken cool!
     
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