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Grizz
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DOGFIGHTS

#1 Post by Grizz » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:21 pm

Not much worth watching on tv until baseball resumes . . . however, the series called Dogfights is history at its best.

Today I learned that a B17 took on 17 Zeros and survived, downing 4 of them and completing its mapping mission, returned to base with their losses and survviors.

Tail Number 12666

The best of the best. I'm sure there is lots of info about their very famous dogfight..... Hats Off

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Re: DOGFIGHTS

#2 Post by wm » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:32 pm

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/ ... -2666.html

Two MOH were awarded to the crew of the B17 for the action.

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Re: DOGFIGHTS

#3 Post by Walker » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:55 pm

I'll have to look that one up. Back in the early 90's we had a neighbor who was a waist gunner on a B17. He had some great photos and stories to go with them. That man was tough even then. Miss talking with him.

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Re: DOGFIGHTS

#4 Post by Rusty » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:53 pm

I've seen that show several times on Quest TV. We get it here over the air. A good history lesson for sure.
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