“A P-47 Thunderbolt of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force flies low over the crumbled ruins of what once was Hitler’s retreat at Berchtesgaden, Germany, on May 26, 1945. Small and large bomb craters dot the grounds around the wreckage.”
Attack aircraft P-47 “thunderbolt” attack the tower on the German airfield in France, summer 1944.
Original signature calls this tower “flak tower”, but the barrels of anti-aircraft artillery is also observed. Soree all, this is a common water tower, and the meaning of its destruction — in its fire prevention function
USAAF Capt. Dewey E. Newhart “Mud N’ Mules” Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt LH-D s/n 42-76141 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force
Capt. Newhart was killed in action on the 12th of June 1944 during a mission over Northern France. He was leading the squadron down to strafe an enemy truck convoy near Saint-Saëns, Normandy when he was jumped by 8-10 Bf.109s whilst flying a P-47D LH-U(s/n 42-26402) named “Soubrette”, he was hit and radioed that he was attempting to make landfall. Before he could escape, he was attacked by two more fighters, and was shot down and killed.
The pictured aircraft was re-assigned to Capt. Lonnie M. Davis who renamed it “Arkansas Traveler” but retained the mule artwork out of respect for Newhart.
i'm watching a video on yt (youtube.*com/watch?v=TPxFjTwzyBQ) and i'm laughing so hard why are we so extra
OMG THIS IS SO WONDERFUL I FEEL THE NEED TO HIGHLIGHT ALL THE BEST MOMENTS
0:55 That one time when Ratmos punched Falcao on the face and didn’t even see a yellow. 2:47 D.Costa against the whole RM defense 3:25 Diego flops and Simeone desperately asks for a yellow. 4:00 P*pe laughing at Diego for his yellow and Raul Garcia pushing him away like ‘if you want to talk shit, say it to me, bitch” 5:20 Ratmos touches Juanfran and that’s enough for Koke to stop the fight by hugging Ratmos 5:25 That one time when Crispy almost kills Manquillo (scary fall warning) 6:47 P*pe flopping so dramatically that nobody bought it 6:56 When Mono Burgos was so out of his mind that TEN men had to push him away from the ref.
7:30 Pedro Pablo saving the day
9:18 When Thibu acting skills were so poor that not even the ref believed him 10:46 Saul not having any of Ratmos’ shit 14:00 That epic moment when Gabi fouled Crispy, Crispy kicked him in the face and saw the red card, Gabi got out of the pitch because his nose was bleeding and as soon as he came back he saw the yellow for the tackle.
And not pictured on the video, that one time when Mandzukic asked Ratmos if he wanted a tissue for all his whining