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Offline Quebec

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Historic hole in the ground
« on: December 01, 2015, 07:21:49 PM »
Hi all. :)
This is the last bomb impact crater still visible from the twenty one dropped on Stanley airfield.
This photo was taken yesterday by Creig who is working down there .He was told it is either no 1 or no 21  of the 1000 lb'ers.
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 09:20:48 PM »
WOW!

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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 07:55:27 AM »
:o :o
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory

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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 10:37:06 PM »
Well this thread has now caused me to re-read almost the entire 607 book, it is so good.
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 08:03:06 AM »
607 is my all time favorite read.
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 10:27:08 AM »
Must be number 21 as number one hit the runway.
Very interesting.
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 04:06:53 PM »
WOW .. thanks for sharing that (Gonna steal Planenuts 607 book)

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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 04:51:15 PM »
Is this the only preserved example of a specific aircraft type's only active combat campaign while still in service?

I guess it's still 'as is' to warn <insert name of aggressive power> what 'we' can do if they mess around.... Or at least what we would like them to think we could do!
 

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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 06:13:15 PM »
They should put a plaque on that - and have a Union Jack flying  ;)
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 09:55:56 PM »
I hope I'm not wrong but if I have got my facts right then those 21 craters should be celebrated because nobody was killed in creating them & just one of them saved countless lives (on both sides).
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 09:51:51 AM »
Is this the only preserved example of a specific aircraft type's only active combat campaign while still in service?

I guess it's still 'as is' to warn <insert name of aggressive power> what 'we' can do if they mess around.... Or at least what we would like them to think we could do!

I'm sure that having a bomber designed to carry Nukes turning up stealthily off their coastline must have sent a few shivers down those Nazi-hiders spines.
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Re: Historic hole in the ground
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2015, 05:48:24 PM »
Two Argentine Airforce personnel were killed I believe.