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By Doug Dildy

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In may well 1943, a especially proven RAF squadron made its everlasting imprint on army aviation historical past via flying a high-risk, low-level, night assault opposed to German hydro-electric dams very important to the Nazi armaments within the Ruhr Valley. a relatively tiny a part of Air leader Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr," this one raid had an impression absolutely out of share to the small variety of plane concerned. It highlights the synergy of technological know-how and expertise, guns improvement and creation, project making plans and perform, and the unflinching braveness within the execution of a hugely risky bombing raid. moreover, it validated a legend that also resonates today.

Biography:

Doug Dildy is a retired US Air strength (USAF) colonel who spent 9 of his 26-year occupation in Western Europe and retired with nearly 3,200 hours of speedy jet time, nearly 1/2 that as an F-15 Eagle pilot. As commander of the 32d Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq buying over a hundred hours of wrestle time within the F-15, making him knowledgeable on F-15 employment, specifically in operations over Iraq.
Dildy is a USAF Academy graduate with a level in historical past and attended the U.S. militia employees collage and USAF Air struggle university. also he has a Masters measure in Political Science.

As a part of his formal army schooling, he authored a number of crusade stories. He has additionally authored numerous articles for impressive US aviation background magazines, together with items at the Dutch, Danish and Norwegian air arms' safeguard opposed to the German invasions of 1940. he's a customary contributor to the novice modeling journal Small Air Forces Observer.

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If this move could not have been performed, the hydraulic pressure could have virtually cut me in half. This event happened on May 29, 1943. 33 34 A GAINST ALL ODDS On June 6, 1944 (D-Day) I was finally released from the hospital after fifty-three weeks of recuperation. Right after this accident, when I was taken for tests and x-rays, I was informed that my left clavicle had been crushed to the extent that surgery would be required. The bone had been broken three or four times in high school while playing contact sports.

Our training was the best available in those days and was very adequate. Our destination that day was Goose Bay, Labrador, our last stop on the west side of the Atlantic Ocean. As we continued flying over Canada, we soon found ourselves over its vast forests. It was not unusual to see a fire off in the distance. In fact, it wasn't long before we had to dodge a huge column of black smoke that extended well above our flying altitude. These fires usually were started by lightning strikes. We located Goose Bay easily that afternoon and landed with no problems.

Next we went to Gander, Newfoundland, and then Goose Bay, Labrador; and, finally, across the ocean to Reykjavic. At each stop we would refuel, have the plane checked thoroughly, and try to get a night's rest and a couple of good meals. The meals were questionable. From Reykjavic to Wales was the end of our flying trip. It was August 13, 1944. Our plane was turned over to the Air Force. We had, in reality, ferried the plane to the war zone. FLIGHT TO THE B RITISH ISLES More “hurry up and wait” were the orders.

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