Friday, November 11, 2011

Old "666"

 This is an amazing story of  Old "666"
Old 666


In June of 1943 in the Pacific, a B-17 named Old 666 was attacked by 17 Japanese Zero fighters. Most Dog Fights last about 1 minute, this one lasted over 40 minutes . For their courage and bravery, the entire crew was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross while her captain and another crew member received the country’s highest award, The Congressional Medal of Honor. It was the most decorated flight for a B-17 in WWII. Click link "Old"666" above for video story.

14 comments:

  1. Amazing. Have a good day my friend, and check your email.

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  2. Heck what a story! Thank you for your Service Duke.

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  3. The show dogfights did a neat recreation of this: http://youtu.be/w4cksG7JoE8

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  4. Stephen, It was amazing, glad you enjoyed
    John, mmasse, Thanks
    Odysseus, Thanks, will check it out

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  5. Thank you for serving, and for the sacrifice you were prepared to make. I won't forget.

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  6. Rev Paul, Rob's Bunker, Thank You for the kind words.

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  7. Loved the story...Thank you for your service Duke

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  8. Wow.

    And +1 to what Rev. Paul said.

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  9. Mamma Bear, Borepatch, glad you enjoyed, I thought it was neat as well.

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  10. sorry to get here soo late but i loved the story! and the pics! my goodness what heroes your country has raised eh?

    and you are one of them. from the bottom of my heart, my dear friend, i thank you for your sacrifice and service.

    your friend,
    kymber

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  11. great story!

    i love the way they self-upgraded the plane to add guns, kind of like the ingenuity you post about when you were adding armor to your hummers!

    (and the wax pencil stencils on the windshield - still love that little touch)!

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  12. Kymber as always you are too kind, thank you
    Jambaloney, It is that way a lot in a war zone, troops are ALWAYS finding ways to tweak and improve their equipment. In Iraq I was around English, Australian, Canadian and of course our own troops and we all looked for ways to improve things. Safety factors went out the window if it sacrificed OUR safety.

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