/ Tell us something we don’t know. #5,781
- Aug 10, 2022
- john deere
A model 43...however...Story of the car/truck here:
Based on a 1921 Oldmobile, the famous truck from The Beverly Hillbillies television series was kustomized by the late George Barris. It is an American icon.www.streetmusclemag.com
And as everyone knows, people used to write "f" for "s"... but not really.The letter "J" was the last letter added to the English alphabet in the 1800's
I read his book, "Reach for the Sky", many years ago. Great book. He had two wooden legs, which he lost when bailing out over enemy territory. The Germans couldn't believe he was a pilot, without legs.These G force talk reminded me of Douglas Bader and his ability to endure greater G force because he had no legs... the enemy must of been wondering what was in the water in England
''Stunned by his ability, the RAF believed Bader was able to fly with greater G-forces because he had no legs. It was surmised that pilots with legs would pass out while flying at much lower G-forces, and it gave him an advantage over enemy pilots while conducting aerial maneuvers. He was successful in the Battle of France, conducting fighter sweeps over Dunkirk, and fought in large formations during the Battle of Britain.''
Sir Douglas Bader was a celebrated World War II pilot, who earned an array of decorations from the British Empire for his service in the war.www.wearethemighty.com
the Germans had great respect towards him because he was a amputees pilots and a great pilots and they actually contacted England and made arrangement for them to drop a new prosthetic leg over The red cross may have been involve) (I believe he only lost one prosthetic leg in the crash) the German made arrangement so nobody would shoot the delivery plane down... I believe they simply threat or momentarily took his legs away but did not fact check the video I saw about him...The only way the Germans could keep Bader from escaping POW camps (he escaped several times) was to take away his legs. I think the red cross helped get him a replacement set after he was captured? Not sure I remember correctly, I read his book back in high school. Amazing fellow.