Interesting story

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by Ashrunner, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Ashrunner

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    Given to a piece of equipment???

    Wonder what kind of channels were gone through to get THAT to happen?
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    Stev0, It was an "Honorary" Purple Heart. Ash, that's a pretty amazing story for an aircraft to survive that amount of damage and still remain in service. Could it be that "strings" were pulled. I think so...., -Gil
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    I'm pretty sure there would be buckets of 'Hon PH's' for allied bombers especially B17's if they were awarded.
  5. Ashrunner

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    It's possible some strings were pulled, but if the aircraft was in anyway repairable, it would have been.

    I wish I knew what the pilot got out of that flight. He had a lot of balls to take off with three engines while under fire.

    Ashrunner
  6. Willja67

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    I know of a corsair that received a comendation for extreme reliability and had a small plaque mounted on the instrument panel that also mentioned someting about how if the plane had blood instead of fuel she would have a purple heart as attested by the patch on one wing where AAA had damaged her. Not a Purple Heart but still in the same vein. The corsair had the # 122 painted on the cowling and was known as Ol'122