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Arthur"BOMBER"Harris

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Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 06:04PM

[www.bible-researcher.com]

Read on kiddies for more exciting horror stories.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 06:28PM

I've got a great Lancaster bomber story as told by an RAF pilot, when I find it I'll post it. Cheers, Mates.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 06:38PM

one of my dad's ex-partners in business was the first U.S. soldier inside Dakkau (spelling) prison. (Bob Dunstan)
Spielberg filmed a documentary a couple years ago and came to Dallas to interview him.
3 months later he died.
he was a very interesting man for sure.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 06:51PM

A short but true story.

A German ace was in a dogfight and was basically
finished for the day when he noticed a Spitfire off
in the distance.As the German closed in for the kill
he noticed the Spitfire was torn to shreds and
belching smoke.With this sight before him he felt for the pilot and his valiant effort and decided
that he'd had enough killing for one day.So the
German pilot pulled beside the Allied pilot and waved him on and gave him an escort all the way across the English channel.The two pilots were
introduced and re-united some 50 years later in
Vancouver,Canada.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 06:55PM

I think its Dachau,regardless your dads buddy
must have been in absolute shock seeing that place
and would have those images permanently seered into
his being.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 08:19PM

Stories like that pretty much sum up the bond that aviators have for one another, regardless of which side they're on. I read a story some years ago about a P-51 pilot who shot out an engine of an ME-262 Luftwaffe jet fighter, then followed the struggling jet down through a rolling field, where it disappeared into a forest. The P-51 pilot veered off, and looked downward for any signs of an impact explosion and the resulting plume of smoke, but there wasn't any. For more than 50 years, the P-51 pilot pondered the fate of the ME-262 pilot. Stories of that encounter were told by veteran pilot's groups, and the Luftwaffe pilot (who survived the crash landing) heard about it through a veterans group that connects former adversaries with each other. The two pilots were reunited in Germany...once enemys, now friends for life.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 08:19PM

what was strange was he never spoke about it. then one day spielberg walks in the office with a camera crew etc. he told Spielberg that the sight and smell was unimaginable and unforgettable. i guess he made his peace with his demons finally.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 09:03PM

If you just type dachau in google and select images
and then click on the first image it tells all about
the first day the Americans arrived and all the furor that ensued.I tried to post the link but its
like 500 characters long and won't display here.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 09:25PM

wow that link claims someone else was the first in. maybe bob was a platoon member? i'm not sure now. a good link all the same
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 09:30PM

ah now it makes sense, i called my dad and he says bob was the only living member of his platoon.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 10:14PM

First or fiftieth I'm sure they all felt equally ill.

Words can't even begin to describe all the feelings
felt by everybody there that day.The prisoners beating the German soldier to death with shovels and the Americans turning their backs gives us a glimpse of the harsh reality of the situation
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 10, 2006 10:30PM

i thought originally that Spielberg was trying to make some money on this deal, but all he did was document everything. it changed my opinion of the man.
sunny_ Report This Comment
Date: August 13, 2006 11:14PM

[email protected] The German pilot is known in my travels .He was still flying a ME-108,built after the war in France.I saw it flying at an airshow in Abbotsford,B.C.,Canada.The storey sounds good the way it is but,I heard the aircraft he escorted towards England was a B-17 bomber.It had the hell shot out of it and 1 engine was smoking.The gunners were dead or with inoperable weapons.You can bet any one of them would of shot at the German if they could of.The bomber had just recently dropped a load on a city and would of been repaired so it could do it again.The German pilot did not do his duty and probably helped cause more German civilian deaths. My English and Finish-Canadian friends who spent time with the Canadian army in the 1970s avoided the guy after they heard what he did.Could you trust a guy like that?
Fair_is_fair Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2006 05:31PM

Today "Bomber" Harris would be called a terrorist for his ruthless targeting of all German cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants...one man's terrorist, anoyher man's hero...