WWII Ace Pilot, credited for downing a US plane.

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    Great story. tom. :thumbsup:
     
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    A few years ago a US Navy pilot shot down a USAF fighter. The Air Force pilot bailed out but was severely injured.

    As one might expect, some time passed by and the US Navy pilot was put up for Rear Admiral.
     
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    That's awesome! Coolest "How I met your mom" story. :okie:
     
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    In Soviet Russia, wife shoots you down.

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    I understand early planes had a timing chain so that bullets would fly between prop blades. That it didn't work well and a pilot could cut his own prop off.
    Then guns moved to wings.
     
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    Actually, the interruptor gear was invented (some say perfected) by Antony Fokker and he deployed it in France (google "Fokker Scourge"). It worked well enough to be the standard method of installing guns until fighters needed more firepower in WWII and they moved more to the wings.
     
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    Fokker? I barely know her!
     
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    More than a few years ago, 1987 to be exact. His nomination for O-7 was denied. My old boss was in his squadron and there when it happened.

    http://www.fighterpilotuniversity.com/alumni-house/alumni-news/usn-downs-usaf/

    Supposedly this is the video of the Tomcat shooting down the RF-4C...very end of the video...


    View: https://youtu.be/ycNNWZ79YdY
     
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    During late WWII, a B-29 was crippled and the crew bailed out, leaving the plane flying on auto-pilot. Word went out it couldn't fall into Japanese hands, so Air Corp pilots shot it down.
     
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    I could be wrong, but she said he was a P-38 pilot when he shot down the Germans and the Italian and a P-51 when he shot down the Japanese plane and the American transport in the Pacific.

    Did she get it backwards? Wasn’t the P-38 used in the Pacific and the P-51 in Europe?
     
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    Both were used in all theaters of the war. :)