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About the 3 minute mark the actual interview starts.

An 18 year-old just out of high school was trained to take pictures of damage done to German targets by B-17’s. He flew in a British Spitfire fitted with extra fuel tanks where the guns were. In other words, he flew over Germany unarmed…

WWII American Spitfire Pilot…

This is probably one of the best WWII film clips out there. Stored for 61 years in two suitcases of 16mm home movies that were inherited by filmmaker William Lorton from his great uncle who served as a Flight Surgeon. Those suitcases contained 3 hours of war footage that included a compelling crash landing of a Spitfire in 1944

Filmed in a 2005 interview with the then 83 year old pilot and seeing the expression on his face when he realizes it is him in the cockpit, is something you won't soon forget.

At 18 years old, he was all alone, behind enemy lines, with no guns, no escort, and he gladly did it.

They just don't make them like that anymore. It was truly the greatest generation and we owe them so much.

Click this link: American Spitfire Pilot in WWII
 

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:flag::dancingbanana:Goosebumps for sure.:cheers:
 
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Thanks for posting this. He got surprised a few times.

Amazing; 18 years old flying over Germany in an unarmed fighter.

Indeed; The Greatest Generation.

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pipedreams, thanks for posting! Really, really cool.

Churchill was right. :flag:
 

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That's the best air film I've seen posted here.
 

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I got to sit in a Spitfire once. The cockpit is amazingly small. I'm not sure I could have closed the canopy and side panels. Their elliptical wings and slim fuselage are still sexy.
 
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Priceless. A true hero from by gone generations! Back then they did it out of Love for our country. Something that is few and far between in OUR era. The exception and not the norm today.
 

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Thank you for posting that. It made me smile when he realized he was watching himself.
 

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About the 3 minute mark the actual interview starts.

An 18 year-old just out of high school was trained to take pictures of damage done to German targets by B-17’s. He flew in a British Spitfire fitted with extra fuel tanks where the guns were. In other words, he flew over Germany unarmed…

WWII American Spitfire Pilot…

This is probably one of the best WWII film clips out there. Stored for 61 years in two suitcases of 16mm home movies that were inherited by filmmaker William Lorton from his great uncle who served as a Flight Surgeon. Those suitcases contained 3 hours of war footage that included a compelling crash landing of a Spitfire in 1944

Filmed in a 2005 interview with the then 83 year old pilot and seeing the expression on his face when he realizes it is him in the cockpit, is something you won't soon forget.

At 18 years old, he was all alone, behind enemy lines, with no guns, no escort, and he gladly did it.

They just don't make them like that anymore. It was truly the greatest generation and we owe them so much.

Click this link: American Spitfire Pilot in WWII
Wow, wow, wow! Thanks for putting this up here for all of us to enjoy! Wow...seriously. The guys eyes and the way he looked at the old movie.
As someone who has always had such a love of flight and always wanted to be a pilot this is just so emotionally stirring for me and awesome to see. My biggest regret in life has always been not following my dream. I love watching these old films of some of the greatest!
 
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