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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander 'Sasha' Hess, CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940. RAF Duxford was a Sector Station in 12 Group, responsible for defending the Midlands and East Anglia in England. (Nb, Douglas Bader is wearing the Distinguished Service Order, medal ribbon that he was awarded on the 1st of October 1940.) Douglas Bader was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Air Force in 1930 but after only 18 months he crashed his aeroplane and became a double amputee caused by “my own fault” in an aeroplane accident in 1931. As a consequence of the accident Douglas was discharged from the RAF. He found work with the Asiatic Petroleum Company. After the outbreak of the Second World War Douglas rejoined the RAF. He was a member of 222 squadron and was promoted to lead 242 squadron. His skill as an aviator and contribution as an outstanding leader and fighter ace during WW2, along with his continuous attempts to escape prisoner of war camp after he was shot down, was immortalised in the book and film ‘Reach for the Sky‘. He was born in 1898, and was therefore one of the oldest pilots who flew in the Battle. On the first occasion the Czechs got into action…Hess had disabled a Dornier …he followed it down with the intention of making certain that no one got out of it alive. He saw three Germans climb out, who held up their hands when they saw Sasha diving on them. To quote his own words: "I hesitate, then it was too late, so I go round again to make sure I kill them – they wave something white, again I did not shoot…’ (disgustedly) ‘I think it is no use, I am becoming too b****y British!" Douglas Bader died on the 5th of September 1982 aged 72 Alexander Hess died on the 10th of August 1981 aged 83 (Source - IWM CH1340)

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An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, boasting about how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 June 1944.

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Jesus tried to fight the Jews with love and humanity, but in the end, the only thing that kind of worked on them was when he physically whipped them in the ass and drove them from the temple, restoring the sanctity of God's house.

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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander 'Sasha' Hess, CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940. RAF Duxford was a Sector Station in 12 Group, responsible for defending the Midlands and East Anglia in England. (Nb, Douglas Bader is wearing the Distinguished Service Order, medal ribbon that he was awarded on the 1st of October 1940.) Douglas Bader was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Air Force in 1930 but after only 18 months he crashed his aeroplane and became a double amputee caused by “my own fault” in an aeroplane accident in 1931. As a consequence of the accident Douglas was discharged from the RAF. He found work with the Asiatic Petroleum Company. After the outbreak of the Second World War Douglas rejoined the RAF. He was a member of 222 squadron and was promoted to lead 242 squadron. His skill as an aviator and contribution as an outstanding leader and fighter ace during WW2, along with his continuous attempts to escape prisoner of war camp after he was shot down, was immortalised in the book and film ‘Reach for the Sky‘. He was born in 1898, and was therefore one of the oldest pilots who flew in the Battle. On the first occasion the Czechs got into action…Hess had disabled a Dornier …he followed it down with the intention of making certain that no one got out of it alive. He saw three Germans climb out, who held up their hands when they saw Sasha diving on them. To quote his own words: "I hesitate, then it was too late, so I go round again to make sure I kill them – they wave something white, again I did not shoot…’ (disgustedly) ‘I think it is no use, I am becoming too b****y British!" Douglas Bader died on the 5th of September 1982 aged 72 Alexander Hess died on the 10th of August 1981 aged 83 (Source - IWM CH1340)

216 views · Jun 9th, 2018

An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, boasting about how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 June 1944.

189 views · Jun 9th, 2018

Jesus tried to fight the Jews with love and humanity, but in the end, the only thing that kind of worked on them was when he physically whipped them in the ass and drove them from the temple, restoring the sanctity of God's house.

274 views · Jun 9th, 2018