WWII German mine explodes

April 14, 2008 at 12:58 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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A fisherman in Burnham-on-Sea, located on the SW coast of England, discovered an exploded WWII German mine. These mines were dropped by bombers and intended to destroy enemy ships.

These two clips show a) the demolition team setting up a remote detonation of the mine and b) the remote detonation. Continue Reading WWII German mine explodes…

Memphis Belle background info

April 14, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress– the original 1944 documentary directed by William Wyler.  The 1990 Hollywood film was made by his daughter, Catherine Wyler.

Centennial of Flight – the role of bombers in World War II.

B-17 crew positions

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