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WW2 Luftwaffe fighter ace flies in RAF Spitfire for the first time
The UK Telegraph ^ | June 28, 2017 | Telegraph Reporters

Posted on 07/22/2017 7:00:32 AM PDT by Trump20162020

A German Second World War pilot has made his maiden voyage in a Spitfire seven decades after he flew for the Luftwaffe.

Hugo Broch, 95, who last flew in 1960, took to the skies above Kent on Tuesday as a passenger in a British TR9 MJ627 Spitfire.

Born on January 6 1922, Broch is a former Messerschmitt 109 fighter pilot and Luftwaffe ace.

During his career, Broch flew 324 combat missions and shot down 81 enemy aircraft on the Eastern Front, including 18 Soviet Sturmoviks. His score included twelve double victories and three triple victories.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: hugobroch; luftwaffe; spitfire; worldwar2; worldwarii; ww2
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1 posted on 07/22/2017 7:00:32 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Wow, he looks great for being 95 years old.


2 posted on 07/22/2017 7:04:50 AM PDT by HarleyD (Ecc 10:2 A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.)
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Cool and calm, looking right at home in the cockpit.


3 posted on 07/22/2017 7:09:06 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: HarleyD

That’s what I was going to say. He’s about a month older than my dad would have been.


4 posted on 07/22/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT by real saxophonist ( YouTube + Twitter + Facebook = YouTwitFace.com)
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To: Trump20162020

Reflect for a moment how many of Europe’s brightest and best slaughtered one another from 1914-1945. When considering what was lost, the current cultural decline of the West becomes much more understandable.


5 posted on 07/22/2017 7:10:59 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: HarleyD
Wow, he looks great for being 95 years old.

I should look so good when I'm 95.

Heck, I should look so good now!

6 posted on 07/22/2017 7:13:47 AM PDT by null and void (This is how socialists work: Erase the past, Bankrupt the present, Steal from the future.)
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To: null and void

Not only does he look good he still oozes that fighter pilot confidence and coolness. I imagine he didn’t lack for swagger back in the day.


7 posted on 07/22/2017 7:35:01 AM PDT by redangus
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To: allendale

Yes. My mother who is also 95 survived the bombing of her German hometown. She was happy to see the allies end the madness of Hitler, whom she never supported. Mom often reflects on the loss of the best and the brightest on both sides.


8 posted on 07/22/2017 7:49:30 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: allendale

All the real men of Europe died in those two wars. Too few survived to pass on their genes. European civilization was dead in 1945. We protected the corpse for 70 years but now the Muslims are getting around to burying it.


9 posted on 07/22/2017 7:54:37 AM PDT by henkster (Ask your favorite liberal to take the "Snowflake Challenge.")
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To: null and void; Sasparilla; real saxophonist

Must be the German beer. :O)


10 posted on 07/22/2017 7:59:41 AM PDT by HarleyD (Ecc 10:2 A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.)
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To: HarleyD

Beer, bratwurst, pomme frites and sauerkraut.


11 posted on 07/22/2017 8:48:29 AM PDT by Bonemaker
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To: HarleyD

Those are the old school German genes you are looking at.


12 posted on 07/22/2017 8:49:29 AM PDT by Bonemaker
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To: redangus

“Not only does he look good he still oozes that fighter pilot confidence and coolness. I imagine he didn’t lack for swagger back in the day.”

You had to be in order to fly a 109 in combat and survive!


13 posted on 07/22/2017 8:51:56 AM PDT by Bonemaker
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To: allendale

“Reflect for a moment how many of Europe’s brightest and best slaughtered one another from 1914-1945. When considering what was lost, the current cultural decline of the West becomes much more understandable.”

And as always the ultimate culprit is government.


14 posted on 07/22/2017 8:54:03 AM PDT by Bonemaker
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To: Trump20162020

Dasistdermessrrmanfluftenshootemdownemyakenbuster,
mein schatz


15 posted on 07/22/2017 9:03:49 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione."))))))
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To: Trump20162020
Broch flew 324 combat missions and shot down 81 enemy aircraft on the Eastern Front

This guy won the lottery. What are the odds of surviving 324 missions, flying for the losing side in WWII?

16 posted on 07/22/2017 9:06:40 AM PDT by PGR88
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The number of guys who survived 324 missions on the *winning* side is pretty small.


17 posted on 07/22/2017 9:26:33 AM PDT by Campion (Halten Sie sich unbedingt an die Lehre!)
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To: henkster

75% of Germany’s military was either WIA, KIA, MIA, or POW. Including the million+ who never returned from Soviet captivity and were presumed dead, somewhere between 5.5 and 6.5 million German men died in military service during the war — close to a third of Germany’s male population in 1939 by many estimates.


18 posted on 07/22/2017 10:05:29 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: PGR88

And it doesn’t even put him in the top 100...Erich Hartmann, 1456 missions, 352 kills @ #1.


19 posted on 07/22/2017 10:31:48 AM PDT by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building)
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To: Trump20162020

Broch flew 324 combat missions.
He had to be a very lucky guy. If shot down over enemy territory , the Russians would have been very angry with him.

The US would send bomber crews home after 25 missions as it was so hazardous.


20 posted on 07/22/2017 1:16:28 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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