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Originally posted by Philippe:

The anonymous and probably apocryphal Luftwaffe pilot who blasted 007 into oblivion, leaving no trace of his own passing in the USAAF or RAF records. The attack was one of the great early triumphs of stealth bombing -- so stealthy that after sixty years it still hasn't been detected.

After all, it was obvious that tyffies got him.
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Major S.V. Radley-Walters of the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. (There is a picture of him recieving his Military Cross from Montgomery in NO HOLDING BACK Operation Totalize pg.238).

"Rad" probably ranked in ability with the best German panzer officers, but he was hobbled by an inferior tank.

(He and his C Sqn *may* have been the ones who got Michael Wittmann and his Tiger 007, 8 August 1944.)

Gpig

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MW44: Are you going to change your nick? I dont think you should feel it is required in any sense of propriety. Wittman was a great tank commander by any standards. I am reminded of the Brit tanker who stuffily refused to blow away a building when he was told by American infantry it was hiding a Tiger. Much to his later discomfort. Allied troops ran like a covey of quail. LOL Tag

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Heh heh. Yeah MW44, picture this as the latest television spinoff of the Crime Scene Investigations series;

CSI: Normandy

'Course, they'd discover it wasn't Typhoons or Fireflys, but it was Wittmann's envious french lover. Having found out he was soon going back to Germany to be re-united with his wife, she seduced a morally corrupt German artillery officer. Together they hatched a devious plot to drop a short round of 150mm arty on the back deck of Wittmann's Tiger during his famous counter attack.

It's all there in the one remaining piece of evidence . . .

nyuk nyuk

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With numbers like 250 vehicals destroyed by Pool. It's as though it seems his tank must have come up on a few unguarded German motor pools and just started destroying everything.

250 vehicals destroyed ? .. I doubt German tank crew even bothered keeping track of their truck kills

This is not to knock on Pools record either

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Originally posted by Philippe:

The anonymous and probably apocryphal Luftwaffe pilot who blasted 007 into oblivion, leaving no trace of his own passing in the USAAF or RAF records. The attack was one of the great early triumphs of stealth bombing -- so stealthy that after sixty years it still hasn't been detected.

Bah! I'm sure Wittmann was killed by a sniper - the shot came from the grassy knoll.
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