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Grendel-B
04-14-2005, 03:37 AM
Sometimes you simply hit the jackpot.
I did on Tuesday. There I go to help a local veteran (Brewster, Me 109 pilot) with his lecture, we travel to another town and stop for a coffee - and ding, we are not alone.

http://www.byterapers.com/~grendel/scan/historia/ylonen_pakarinen_lansivaara_raesma.jpg

"Hessu" Yl√¬∂nen, LLv28, LLv24, Morane Saulnier 406 / Messerschmitt 109 pilot
Erkki Pakarinen, LLv24, Brewster / Messerschmitt 109 pilot
Osmo L√¬§nsivaara, LLv26, LLv 34, Fiat G.50 / Hurricane / Messerschmitt 109 pilot
Eero Raesma, LLv 28, Morane Saulnier 406 pilot, not sure if he served elsewhere too

Spent nice evening with the chaps, heard some interesting stuff, did a good lecture with mr. Pakarinen to a large audience and all the "new" chaps I didn't know before agreed that I may come to visit them to make interviews.

Mr. Yl√¬∂nen and mr. Pakarinen met here first time since 1944.

That was a Tuesday well spent.

Read more:
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/

woofiedog
04-14-2005, 03:50 AM
Grendel-B... Great Posting! You must of had One Hec of a time.
Thank's for Sharing with us.

F19_Olli72
04-14-2005, 04:02 AM
Virtualpilots is a great site, i like the interviews and the other interesting articles there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Monson74
04-14-2005, 05:16 AM
It will be very interesting if the take-off characteristics described are introduced with 4.0! I think we'll see some rather spectacular incidents while people adjust to the procedure.

F19_Ob
04-14-2005, 03:18 PM
great http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Those articles would make a good book in english.
A rare book indeed. the only one of its kind..
He he....just thinking ahead a bit.

U would perhaps get paid for your hard sparetime work sofar and lots of people would suffer education..

U can sign me up for atleast two copies... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bearcat99
04-14-2005, 09:57 PM
WOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!! What did they say when you told them that there are simulators that duplicate what they did in WW2? (Or attempt to...LOL)

Grendel-B
04-15-2005, 01:29 AM
Nnah, they know, the veterans internal comms work still very well, they all seem to know about the association already. Many have tried sims before, but sims surely werent the topic on that day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

32 kill Curtiss/Me ace Ky√¬∂sti Karhila making a test flight:
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/feature/photoreports/ilmailuharrastepaivat2001/herrat006.jpg

20+ kill Morane Saulnier 406/Me 109 ace Hemmo Leino:
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/feature/photoreports/ilmailuharrastepaivat2001/herrat017.jpg

More about that:
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/feature/photoreports/ilmailuharrastepaivat2001/

"About Hemmo's moves. First he was quite reluctant to test fly WBIII, and said: "I don't want to make a fool of myself in front of all these people." But after K√¬∂ssi did his hop in the air and managed to ventilate P-38s and Wildcats, Hemmo accepted the challenge and strapped himself in front of the screen. After an orientation flight with some figters here and there and testing the flight characteristics of the Franz he did some coordinated turns and other manuevers. While familiarizing himself with the plane he flew quite far from the battle and I asked if he wanted to do some Viermot hunting. He said why not, and I set him up against 3 Liberators in his Franz.

Hemmo started with two high speed passes against the bombers and on the third pass damaged both port engines of the leftmost B-24. "Well, now I'll just kill that straggler, and go after the rest later", was his comment. And so he did. He attacked the lone bomber and killed the already smoking engines and the buff fell to it's death."

Read the full combat report from that article ;-)

Lucius_Esox
04-15-2005, 05:34 AM
Awesome m8,
Many years ago I used to fix washing machines for a living. I went round to this old guys house (his m/c was older than me!) to fix his m/c. Tried to get him to talk, but he was you know, old! Anyway whilst doing the repair I noticed a ships bell on the wall in the hallway. I asked hom about it, it was from HMS Tiger, she, and he, fought at Jutland....

Totally screwed the rest of my days work up and sat there just listening to this person come to life, it was like he was twenty years younger all of a sudden.

Am gonna be an old fart here myself. One of the biggets things that worries me is when a culture has no real respect for old people and dont wanna listen to em anymore.

Excellent post Grendel

madsarmy
04-15-2005, 11:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F19_Olli72:
Virtualpilots is a great site, i like the interviews and the other interesting articles there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Could not agree more Olli & thier server is excellent also http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif