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    WARRANT OFFICER KANICHI KASHIMURA

    During the height of every armed conflict, a need arises to promote an outstanding individual as a role model for the rank and file. K Kashimura served this purpose in China, becoming known as "the pilot who returned on one wing"......//...On 9 December 1937 PO/3c Kashimura fought Curtiss Hawks over Nanking, destroying one and then colliding with another ac( an unknown type that could have been either Japanese or Chinese), tearing off a third of his left wing. Through superb piloting the calm aviator brought his crippled "Claude" back to base, and after four landing attempts, the aircraft somersaulted on touching the ground on its fourth approach and lost its tail in the subsequent crash. Astoundingly, the pilot walked away from the wreckage unharmed.


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    WARRANT OFFICER KANICHI KASHIMURA

    During the height of every armed conflict, a need arises to promote an outstanding individual as a role model for the rank and file. K Kashimura served this purpose in China, becoming known as "the pilot who returned on one wing"......//...On 9 December 1937 PO/3c Kashimura fought Curtiss Hawks over Nanking, destroying one and then colliding with another ac( an unknown type that could have been either Japanese or Chinese), tearing off a third of his left wing. Through superb piloting the calm aviator brought his crippled "Claude" back to base, and after four landing attempts, the aircraft somersaulted on touching the ground on its fourth approach and lost its tail in the subsequent crash. Astoundingly, the pilot walked away from the wreckage unharmed.


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    I'd call that a good half!
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    There was a story bout a year ago about an Israeli F-15 pilot who lost his right wing (the whole thing!!) in a collision, but managed to get the aircraft back to base, and landed safely.

    After an inquiry, he was demoted for disobeying his instructor to bail out, but he was promoted back to his original rank for his outstanding airmanship!!

    The F-15 was flying a few weeks later after it got a new wing!!!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
    There was a story bout a year ago about an Israeli F-15 pilot who lost his right wing (the whole thing!!) in a collision, but managed to get the aircraft back to base, and landed safely.

    After an inquiry, he was demoted for disobeying his instructor to bail out, but he was promoted back to his original rank for his outstanding airmanship!!

    The F-15 was flying a few weeks later after it got a new wing!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I think there might be video of this and maybe even a link in these forums somewhere. I vaguely recall reading about it.
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    This is the Israeli F-15 that lost its wing in a collision with a Skyhawk during training. EDIT: Just saw it's been posted above.


    This is an Avenger that lost it's wingtip to flak. It eventually crashed when it lowered its landing gear.
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