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Interesting Beaufighter flight over Paris 1942
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Interesting Beaufighter flight over Paris 1942 Reply with quote

I'd not heard of this before

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2239241/Hero-RAF-pilot-Ken-Gatward-dropped-French-flag-Arc-Triomphe-Nazi-occupied-Paris.html



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an article about this in one of last years Aeroplane monthly magazines.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard this story before, I always thought that two planes from different generations that didnít get the recognition they deserved were the Beaufighter and from more recent times the Buccaneer both low level and anti shipping airplanes by design. The Beaufighter over shadowed by the Mosquito and the Buccaneer only getting a chance to show what it could do in the Gulf war near the end of its working life. There rebuilding a Beaufighter at Duxford and Iím looking forward to seeing that finished.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryslemmings/6259362435/in/photostream/

http://www.avcollect.com/blackburnbuccaneer.html
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