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Tailspin
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posted 11-14-1999 10:37 AM     Profile for Tailspin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Its trivia time again.

Here's a good one I came across while surfing the other night.

What was the first USAAF airplane to get hit by gunfire from a Luftwaffe aircraft?
What was the Luftwaffe aircraft?


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Tailspin
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posted 11-14-1999 01:20 PM     Profile for Tailspin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
OK...
The date was Aug.14,1942. One was a fighter, the other a bomber.

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Tailspin
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posted 11-14-1999 05:14 PM     Profile for Tailspin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
And the answer is....On Aug.14,1942 Maj.J.W.Weltman C.O. of the 27th Fighter Sqdn. was flying a P-38 off the coast of Iceland. Maj.Weltman's P-38 was struck in the nose by shots fired from an FW-200 Condor. The Condor consequently became the first Luftwaffe plane shot down by an AAF plane in WWII. (Another P-38 and a P-39) http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/wwii/mjww.htm

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