They did not need a Four-Leaf Clover.

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  1. GT

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    wow some bloody amazing stories.........
     
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    Someone was watching over those guys.
     
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    I think the lowest ever parachute jump (with it opening) was at about 50 feet. Out of the rear turret of a Lanc
     
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    wow didn't know about that.........
     
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    Good stories. Ive heard of the Nicholas Alkemade story before, his grandson took part in a documentary recently where he trained to be part of the crew of a Lancaster.
     
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    It was by Tony Burcher I think, out of one of the 617 Squadron Lancs on the Dambusters Raid- he hit the tailplane which broke his back but what must have saved him when he lnded was that his parachute billowed out as soon as he landed so he didn't hit the ground as hard
     
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    good story..........
     
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    Those are excellent stories, GT. I wish I had a quarter of their luck.
     
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    Nice cartoon. :lol:
     
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    No it isnt...it should be the 190 wasting the P-51 8)
     
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    it's good...........
     
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    And with lasers, no less! ;)
     
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    Should still be the other way round...all that picture proves is that Mustangs could only take out 190's when they have Droptanks and theyre flying perfectly straight and level ;)
     
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    Great stories. I have actually met a US Special Forces soldier who fell out of a Blackhawk helicopter and fell 380ft to the ground and survived with just a broken leg. He fully recovered and rejoined his team. It is truely amazing how things happen sometimes.
     
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    Yep. Did anyone hear about the Australian parachutist? This was a few years back and not wartime, but she was parachuting from about 15,000ft and her chute failed to open. She landed on some telegraph wires and then fell on a road, sustaining only mild pelvis injuries and a broken arm.
     
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    I have not heard that one, but I can believe it with all the other stuff that has happened
     
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    lol :lol:
     
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