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(LiveLeak)   Can you handle 7 minutes with those brave battling bastards who flew over Europe in WWII. Now in colour   (liveleak.com) divider line 10
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2014-06-23 12:03:26 AM  
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This guy has done an impressive job of using Il2 1946 in combination with other animation and live actors to recreate some German intercept missions. Not that a mission in an American heavy bomber was ever easy, but those prior to the introduction of the P-51 and its ability to escort them all of the way to the targets must have been especially terrifying.
2014-06-22 03:30:37 PM  
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My father-in-law (RIP) flew those missions as nose gunner/navigator. He would NOT watch that kind of footage. He would leave the room when they came onto the TV. He would stay gone for about an hour.
2014-06-22 12:33:58 PM  
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In WWII, the Army Air Corps suffered more casualties than the Navy and the Marines combined. Most people don't realize how insane it was, getting into flying metal tubes over and over again to get shot out of the sky during missions.

Bombing runs over Europe wasn't as dramatic as storming beaches with John Wayne.

/Former father-in-law was a B-17 radio operator.
//Got shot down, parachuted & got captured as POW.
2014-06-22 11:11:45 PM  
1 votes:

Tyrone Slothrop: Serious question: was it more dangerous to fly in WWI or WWII?


WW1 was typically more dangerous, but it depended on the front and who you were fighting for.
2014-06-22 10:26:01 PM  
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Diagonal: My father-in-law (RIP) flew those missions as nose gunner/navigator. He would NOT watch that kind of footage. He would leave the room when they came onto the TV. He would stay gone for about an hour.


I guess everyones' reactions was different. My dad was a navigator on a B-24 in the Pacific, and this kind of footage didn't seem to bother him any. I don't think he liked "12 O'Clock High" very much - it was in syndication when I was a kid and I watched it all the time - but I think that was because it probably bothered him if they got something wrong.

This *particular* video drives me up a wall due to the stupid editing and the obvious audio "enhancements". Normally I'd love something like this but I couldn't watch more than a minute.
2014-06-22 10:04:52 PM  
1 votes:
Serious question: was it more dangerous to fly in WWI or WWII?
2014-06-22 07:28:41 PM  
1 votes:
That Liveleak link would only play for a few seconds for me, and I tried three different browsers. In case anyone else has that problem, here's the same clip on YouTube.
2014-06-22 05:42:54 PM  
1 votes:

studebaker hoch: It looked like a couple Japanese Zeros snuck into that Berlin air combat footage.


The video was titled "World War II air combat color footage". Only subby knows why he would think it was only Europe.
2014-06-22 02:53:37 PM  
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Badmoodman: We need to have another war soon, now that Twitter is here. These images would be so much more timely that way and the impact would be immediate. Who wants to wait 70 years to see color combat footage when I can see it on my smartphone NOW?


War Thunder with Oculus Rift
2014-06-22 02:45:52 PM  
1 votes:
It looked like a couple Japanese Zeros snuck into that Berlin air combat footage.
 
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