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Re: [TR] Engine noise B-25

Subject: Re: [TR] Engine noise B-25
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 20:48:07 EST
In a message dated 11/9/2007 7:50:08 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

Didn't  seem totally remarkable at the time -- just a kid sitting in a 
sandbox  thinking 'Ah, there goes Superman'.  In retrospect I suppose it was 
a  delta-wing jet but who knows?

I was 12 years old, during the Korean war, and due to bizarre  circumstances, 
my guardian (an Air Force MSgt) and I  were accidentally strafed and bombed 
by a squadron of ROK  P-51's.
(I lived at Camp Zama Japan. ROK pilots were training at the  gunnery range 
in Mito and the Sgt had taken me there duck hunting on the  range!)
We took shelter between the rear wheels of the Deuce and a half  truck we 
were in until the attack was over. 
I watched (between the truck wheels) as the P 51's came at us and  I could 
see the brass coming out of the wing guns as they fired. Neither one of  us 
injured. None of the bullets or the bombs were even close. The Sgt was  
pretty rattled, I just thought it was really great fun and loved every second 
it!  Absolutely no fear!
I remember very well the sounds of the engines and how  quiet they were as 
they came in each time. I also sometimes wonder how  many Americans have been 
the business end of a P51.
Mike Moore 


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