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F19_Ob
07-25-2005, 10:15 AM
Cant exactlty say why, but I like this guy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

357th FG Interview with OBee OBrien:
http://www.cebudanderson.com/obeeinterview.htm

Some more here:
http://www.cebudanderson.com/combatstories.htm

F19_Ob
07-25-2005, 10:15 AM
Cant exactlty say why, but I like this guy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

357th FG Interview with OBee OBrien:
http://www.cebudanderson.com/obeeinterview.htm

Some more here:
http://www.cebudanderson.com/combatstories.htm

LeadSpitter_
07-25-2005, 05:39 PM
Great Read and thank you for posting, ashame theres not more replies.

I will have to make a skin of billy's b|tch after reading the interview.

Lucius_Esox
07-25-2005, 09:42 PM
Yeah nice read m8 very interesting thx. The way he desribes the 39 it sounds like a deathtrap!!

F19_Olli72
07-26-2005, 01:52 AM
Thanks Ob http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Leadspitter, good posts like pilotstories and planeinfo often get very few replies. If you want lot of replies your better off to write trollposts, thats what the community seems most interested in, sad but true.

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-26-2005, 07:32 AM
LOL...Olli...Leadspitter is well aquainted with the finer points of troll-posts!

That aside, I'd like to say that almost everytime ob links a post to something like this, it's ALWAYS an interesting read...this is no exception. Thx ob


TB

Enforcer572005
07-26-2005, 09:21 AM
yes, this is excellent, thanx for posting this. i think many are looking at it, but it's not the type of post that gets alot of discussion, though im sure lots of us are dnloading these pages. please keep posting such whenever you find it....its priceless. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BigKahuna_GS
07-26-2005, 11:42 AM
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There is a video tape of the 357th with interviews of Obie Obrian, Pete Peterson, Bud Anderson and C/O Gen/Col Tommy Hayes. The video tape covers their training in P39's at Tonapah, Neveda.

The 357th was scheduled to go to the Pacific Theater flying P39's. C/O Tommy Hayes had come from the Pacific and G-2 that request and asked to be re-assigned to the ETO in P51's. Guess ol Tommy didnt like the "Iron Dog".

The video tape then shows life in England, quarters, scheduling and such. Then the good part starts with each pilot talking about their favorite missions and most exciting shoot downs with gun cam footage included. A brief part about Yeager is also included along with gun cam footage.

I lent my tape to a friend at work and never got it back. When I ate dinner with Bud Anderson and Bob Goebel at a fighter pilots symposium, I told Bud how much I enjoyed the video tape. Well Bud being the great guy he is sent the only copy he had left for himself--I made a copy of it and sent it back with much apprciation and covered his postage for sending it.

I tell you Obie Obrian in the video tape comes accross as one mean SOB and he describes dogfighting as getting behind someone and sticking them with a knife in the back !


Heres is another great read from Anderson's site. There is both sides--German & US of dogfights in the Arnhem area during "Operation Market Garden". From both sides you can see they thought they were outnumbered and they were in their little area of the sky. That is why it was SO important to keep the entire flight together and not get seperated.

There is a fight where 3 Mustangs are bounced by 30-50 109's before the rest of the flight can engage and help (day 1). Some P51's are being chased by as many as 15 109's--sounds like War Clouds server-lol.

In Day 2, A flight of about 16 109's is said to bounced by about 50 P51's but actualy the P51 flight splits to attack to different groups of 109's.
What continues to amaze me is how many times german pilots were shot down and they continued to climb right back into that cockpit and fly another mission. You have to admire the german pilots's courage and determination while still knowing the war was lost.

German C/O Richard Franz was shot down 6 times. Stienhoff said he was shot down 16 times. Notice that both sides shot at each other while in their chutes. Considering how many times the germans were shot down and survived hopefully this didn't occur too many times.

The US pilot actualy had holes in his chute and collapsed part of his chute to spoil the aim of the 109 pilots firing at him.

http://www.cebudanderson.com/franz.htm

http://www.cebudanderson.com/arnhemaffair.htm

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