Von Schadewald wrote:Was it allowed in the Geneva Convention?
Yes it was.
The pilot is merely escaping from his damaged aircraft, he has not surrended or even attempted to surrender.
Therefore under the international rules of war then in existance, the other pilot is fully entitled to shoot at him.
The fact he is of no threat to the other pilot at that time is of no importance.
If you think about it, this is no different than firing at an enemy soldier who is retreating from the battlefield.
You may consider it not nice, but when has war ever been 'nice'.