Blue Spitfires with no guns

Never saw this before, maybe you haven’t either.
Round trip to Berlin, no guns, just cameras. And an American to boot!

New URL for this post Tuesday May 29. Sorry about the other one, it kept on going to videos not related.


Filed under Airplanes, Flying, Good Stuff, History

11 responses to “Blue Spitfires with no guns

  1. cg23sailor

    That. Was. Awesome.

  2. Thanks, Going to send it to my dad, I know he will enjoy it!

  3. Jeff the Bobcat

    Wow, what a great video! I love the Spitfire and had never heard of the US flying them.

  4. Bill Brandt

    Am I missing somet9ing? This video didn’t seem to have anything about Spitfires – or are they further in ?

    BTW Jeff – there is a great book I’ve had on color photos in WW2 – European Theater – there was an American Spitfire squadron

  5. Steve

    Bill, have we been trolled?! 🙂

    I think the URL must have been changed or Youtube screwed up.

    • Bill Brandt

      Steve these days I can’t remember reality vs what I imagined – and have learned it’s better to not fight it 😉 But I am glad (for the sake of my tenuous hold on reality) – that the video had changed!

  6. Busbob

    Sheesh, what I had posted morphed! Kowabunga, Buffalo Bob!
    Edited the post, the video works now. (or for the moment…)
    The internet is not under my control…8-)

  7. Steve

    Thanks for the fix, Bob, that’s a great find.

  8. Bill Brandt

    all I can say is after seeing the proper video…WOW. The story reminds me of 2 things – first like the photo of one of the earliest women on the London Police Force that Hogday recognized (I didn’t even realize the significance when I took the shot 39 years ago) – the Internet is allowing us to see things made by others that wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago.

    Second, the discovery of the films reminds me of the story of George Stevens – famous Hollywood director.

    During the war, he (with some other famous directors – ) were tasked with filming for the DoD the battles.
    Stevens also brought along his private 16mm camera he used on his own – and when he died, his son found all these films in the attic.

    BTW when he made Shane in the early 50s, he brought his wartime experience to bear on the movie set. Having seen what firearms do, he made the sound of the shots realistic – and people getting hit.

    That’s for posting this BB –

  9. norm parenteau usaf 66 to 70

    super film !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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