Woman on board a RAF fighter

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Woman on board a RAF fighter

Post by Oasis » 20 Oct 2006 07:20

I read on a war diary (Lt. E. Pezzi, 551° AA Artillery Group 20mm on s/s Iseo ) that on 11 july 1942 at Tobruk harbour:
"During the night 22,45 to 02,30 new bombings with incendiary bombs. Three hit the ship Iseo, one my cabin, two the coal cellar... Three aircrafts were shot down. In one of these were found the pilot and a woman in her evening dress."

Curious, isn't it ?

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Post by UMachine » 28 Oct 2006 01:30

The pilot must have convinced her it would be a good time,Tony.

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Post by Oasis » 28 Oct 2006 12:37

It wasn't descripted the nationality of the woman, maybe it was unrecognizable, but, wearing an evening dress, it's more possible an european nationality rather african: in which bulletin of war she will figure ?

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Post by Kingfish » 03 Nov 2006 03:34

No doubt that guy had the greatest pickup line known to man.

To convince a woman to go on a date takes some doing. To do so in an airplane is near impossible. To have her go along to drop incendiaries on an enemy stronghold...at night...damn...

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Post by Oasis » 03 Nov 2006 13:30

That's why I'd like to find who were both of them !!!

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 14 Nov 2006 05:00

You would have to look into the casualty figures for the British Commonwealth air forces for that date. Probably the Commonwealth war graves site would be a good start. The British Official History would possibly give you the units that operated that night and from there to unit histories. Ultimate is to do research on the unit files held in the relevant archives.

Sounds like one of those apocryphal tales personally.....

Edward

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