Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

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  1. Jun 20, 2019 #1

    Richard6

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    Great story.

    Couldn't help but recall this scene from the movie "Flyboys" (though not believed to be historically accurate):



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    Most combat pilots believe in, and have respect for, the idea of the "golden BB," and could still hold their head high if they got shot down by a .45.
    What they would never admit to themselves or their pals is: "I got outmaneuvered in aerial combat by a guy in a Stinson--with a passenger."
     
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    A similar account was published in FLYING Magazine many years ago. In that case the the two observation air craft exchanged pistol fire until the American ran out of ammo. Determined not to let the Storch get away the American eased in behind the enemy and chewed the control surfaces off the Storch with his propeller. Scratch one Storch.
     

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