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This Man Chased A Nazi Fighter Plane Under The Eiffel Tower
Jalopnik H/T The Ace of Spades ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | PATRICK GEORGE

Posted on 01/07/2014 3:11:19 AM PST by expat1000

Today, people on two continents mourn the death of 92-year-old William Overstreet Jr. He was a resident of Roanoke, Virginia, a retired accountant, and like many men from his generation, a veteran of World War II. And in the spring of 1944, Overstreet did something people in France and the U.S. still talk about.

Follow the link to find out what he did ;-)

(Excerpt) Read more at jalopnik.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: milhist; williamoverstreet; wwii

1 posted on 01/07/2014 3:11:19 AM PST by expat1000
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Heck, I didn’t notice the spoiler right in the headline! Anyway, it’s an interesting story.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 3:26:30 AM PST by expat1000
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He was a darn good pilot but so was the German.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 3:26:42 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: expat1000

Just f’ing wow. RIP, sir.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 3:48:16 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: expat1000; Homer_J_Simpson

5 posted on 01/07/2014 4:16:31 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: expat1000

And now we have pajama boy . . .


6 posted on 01/07/2014 4:17:35 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people's than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: expat1000

Great post. Very touching. No metro-sexual here!


7 posted on 01/07/2014 4:33:40 AM PST by conservativepoet
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That must have been an amazing sight to witness for anyone on the ground; with the added excitement of dodging .50 caliber machine gun fire.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 5:00:37 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: expat1000

amazing 23 year old man....I have 2 grandsons, 21, and 27, and they can’t get out of bed in the morning....


9 posted on 01/07/2014 5:09:56 AM PST by B212
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I have friends that has the same problem with a 27 year old she coddled as a child and helicopter parented. It seriously ruined him for life.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 6:09:20 AM PST by jsanders2001
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I have a friend that has the same problem with a 27 year old she coddled as a child and helicopter parented. It seriously ruined him for life. He’s an Obama supporter and has a kid that is living with his mother that he has never seen. He’s going to ourt for unpaid child support soon so the sucker may end up in jail. I hope so. He needs to grow up and having to watch your backside with Obama’s feral brothers watching might make him grow up.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 6:14:00 AM PST by jsanders2001
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