Did Stukas cause brain damage ?

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Wulpe
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Did Stukas cause brain damage ?

Post by Wulpe » 17 Sep 2003 15:58

This week I had the opportunity to talk with an old lady, and as usual, I tried to get as much info about the past as possible.

She told me that she was working in Gastein (Salzburg/Austria) during the war. The whole village was declared a military hospital and therefore never bombed.

Due to the large number of hospital beds, there was also a considerable amount of Stuka pilots which "didn´t know themselves anymore" (her words) She said that they suffered brain damage from the fast descending and subsequently ascending in the airplane.

Ever heard of it ?

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Post by Alfred Naujocks » 18 Sep 2003 02:22

Yes, unfortunately none of the pilots were cojent enough to relate their problems, so they stayed undiagnosed.

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Post by Cammin1 » 18 Sep 2003 04:13

It think it's from "Red out" the opposite of of blackout. Negitive G's puts to much blood/pressure INTO the brain and capilaries break, not a full out annurism but lots of little ones.

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Post by Ti.P » 18 Sep 2003 08:44

so hese guys really lost their memory?

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