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Old July 22, 2019, 07:12 PM   #477
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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In May, 1942 while the German Sixth Army was approaching Stalingrad, they were supported by the Fourth Air Fleet commanded by Col. Gen. Wolfram von Richthofen. A cousin of the famous Red Baron, he had fought alongside of him in his squadron in WW I. Von Richthofen found himself under fire from army AA guns. Opps! Upon landing, von Richthofen sent a note that read, "While it is a delight to see the fighting spirits of the German troops against aircraft, may I ask that they direct their fighting spirit against the
Red Air Force?"
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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