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    The picture shows a He 12 being launched from the German passenger liner Bremen at about 300 miles out from New York Harbor. This technique was widely used by Germany until the start of WWII.

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    A mercenary and a helicopter mechanic down 2 airplanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86 View Post
    A mercenary and a helicopter mechanic down 2 airplanes.

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    Is it related to South Africans?
    Those who know don't speak
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    Nope. The mercenary was reputed to be a Thai mercenary
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    A CIA Air America Huey used an AK-47 to shoot down 2 North Vietnamese AN-2 Colts going after mountaintop radar site in Laos. 12 JAN 68.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/center-f...bat-first.html
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    Correct! Though, from what I understood, the first AN-2 was shot down by a Thai mercenary on the ground, and the radar site was an Air America station.
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    Attachment 36491

    What are his ties to aviation?
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    Joseph Hartgen of Rüsselsheim?

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    Nailed it!
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    It's the sad end to what aviation pioneer?

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    He had a Liberty ship named after him.

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    Had a visitor center at a National Park named after him.

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    Carl Ben Eielson
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86 View Post
    Carl Ben Eielson
    Correct: bigross yours again

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    He is best known for flying the first airplane across the Arctic Ocean, with Australian explorer Hubert Wilkins in April 1928. The flight, from Point Barrow to Spitsbergen, covered 3,540 km (2,200 mi) and took 20 hours.
    Eielson Air Force Base and the Liberty ship SS Carl B. Eielson are named in his honor, as is the visitor center at Denali National Park and Preserve.
    The Carl Ben Eielson Memorial Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus is named in his honor.
    A peak in the West-Central Alaska Range is also named in his honor.
    He is a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Roughrider Award.
    In 1929 he was awarded the Harmon Trophy.
    An elementary school on Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota is named after him, as well as the Junior/Senior High on Eielson AFB and a middle school in Fargo, North Dakota.
    In 1984, Carl Ben Eielson was inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame held each year during Norsk Høstfest Scandinavian festival in Minot, N.D.
    In 1985, he was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio.
    The Carl Ben Eielson House in Hatton, North Dakota is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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