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A Marvellous Thing Aerodynamically

A Marvellous Thing Aerodynamically

Mr. Smith describes his Squadron’s encounter with a new ME-262 jet fighter, and how it was shot down.

Killing ME-109's at Nijmegen

Killing ME-109's at Nijmegen

Mr. Smith describes two air actions over Nijmegen where heavy losses were inflicted on German fighter patrols.

The Deathly Silence I’d Heard About

The Deathly Silence I’d Heard About

Mr. Smith describes the explosion of two buzz bombs near the hotel where he was spending his leave in London.

Strafing an Enemy Troop Truck

Strafing an Enemy Troop Truck

Mr. Smith describes strafing an enemy troop truck and its occupants, and being sickened by the experience

Killing a Focke-Wulf 190

Killing a Focke-Wulf 190

Mr. Smith describes attacking a Focke-Wulf 190 and seeing its pilot eject, burning, from his flaming cockpit.

First D-Day Operation

First D-Day Operation

Mr. Smith describes seeing the Allied naval barrage at Normandy and chasing four ME-109's away from the combat zone.

Prelude to Normandy

Prelude to Normandy

Mr. Smith describes the mass of ships and landing craft he saw while flying over Solway Firth and seeing gliders being towed toward France. These events presaged the Normandy invasion.

Allied Fighter Superiority

Allied Fighter Superiority

Mr. Smith describes the superiority of Allied aircraft and fighter pilots as attrition decimated the German Luftwaffe.

Shot Down and Rescued (Part 3 of 3 )

Shot Down and Rescued (Part 3 of 3 )

Mr. Smith describes nearly drowning before manually blowing up his Mae West ( life jacket ), and being rescued by a Maltese fisherman.

Shot Down And Rescued (Part 2 of 3)

Shot Down And Rescued (Part 2 of 3)

Mr. Smith describes his frightening ejection from his Spitfire and the experience of parachuting for the first time.

Shot Down and Rescued (Part 1 of 3)

Shot Down and Rescued (Part 1 of 3)

Mr. Smith describes being shot up by the wingman of a German fighter he was attacking, fleeing towards Malta, and losing power within sight of Valletta.

Shooting down a Macchi

Shooting down a Macchi

Mr. Smith describes shooting down an Italian Macchi and watching its death dive into the harbour at Valletta, Malta.

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