Interesting story

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by Ashrunner, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Ashrunner

    Ashrunner Member

  2. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Given to a piece of equipment???

    Wonder what kind of channels were gone through to get THAT to happen?
  3. Gil

    Gil Active Member

    Stev0, It was an "Honorary" Purple Heart. Ash, that's a pretty amazing story for an aircraft to survive that amount of damage and still remain in service. Could it be that "strings" were pulled. I think so...., -Gil
  4. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I'm pretty sure there would be buckets of 'Hon PH's' for allied bombers especially B17's if they were awarded.
  5. Ashrunner

    Ashrunner Member

    It's possible some strings were pulled, but if the aircraft was in anyway repairable, it would have been.

    I wish I knew what the pilot got out of that flight. He had a lot of balls to take off with three engines while under fire.

  6. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    I know of a corsair that received a comendation for extreme reliability and had a small plaque mounted on the instrument panel that also mentioned someting about how if the plane had blood instead of fuel she would have a purple heart as attested by the patch on one wing where AAA had damaged her. Not a Purple Heart but still in the same vein. The corsair had the # 122 painted on the cowling and was known as Ol'122

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