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MB_Avro_UK
04-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi all,

This is the account of an RAF crew member of a Lancaster bomber over Germany in 1944.

He climbed out onto the burning wing under night-fighter cannon fire in order to try to extinguish the flames http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

70% of RAF Bomber Crews died in 1944.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/1.jpg

His reception upon landing with his damaged parachute and leg injuries was hostile in Germany but he was saved by two young German women http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

MB_Avro_UK
04-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi all,

This is the account of an RAF crew member of a Lancaster bomber over Germany in 1944.

He climbed out onto the burning wing under night-fighter cannon fire in order to try to extinguish the flames http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

70% of RAF Bomber Crews died in 1944.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/1.jpg

His reception upon landing with his damaged parachute and leg injuries was hostile in Germany but he was saved by two young German women http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

MB_Avro_UK
04-12-2007, 04:55 PM
2.

A picture of the guy with his wife when he received the Victoria Cross in 1946.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2.jpg

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Waldo.Pepper
04-12-2007, 05:04 PM
Wow. Kind of makes mowing the lawn rather pointless.

Beaufort-RAF
04-12-2007, 05:10 PM
Ta. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hanglands
04-12-2007, 05:23 PM
Sgt Norman Jacksons story is written in full in 'Strike Hard, Strike Sure' by Ralph Barker. published by Pen & Sword ISBN 0 85052 963-8

This was a very emotionaly disturbing read of bomber crew accounts of their experiences. Of all those in the book, this for me was one of the most bizarre, unbelievable, and heroic.

Daiichidoku
04-12-2007, 05:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/Sub20Sandwich_Half1.jpg

WarWolfe_1
04-12-2007, 05:45 PM
Ask any medal of honor winner and they will tell you that is was the men that gave their lives that were the real Heros.

Whirlin_merlin
04-12-2007, 05:57 PM
Just read an interesting article related (sortof) to this.

A phsycologist had researched the guy who was convicted of insticating a lot of the abuse at -the prision in Iraq I wont mention as this is no place to get political-. Point is the guy turned out to be perfectly normal and ordinary who had never done anything like it before.
The researcher also looked at the guy who 'blew the whistle' at substantial personal risk, the hero of the piece as it were. He too was perfectly normal and ordinary who had never done anything like that before.

I find it both scary and uplifting that it appears we all have the capacity to be monsters or heros.