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A ‘German’ fighter just crashed on US highway

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  1. CAC

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    Sorry...face-palmed at "T-9 Texan"...

    Seeing as that plane never existed does this mean the crash didn't happen?



    I love mainstream media...It's so funny.
     
  3. CAC

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    Bloody dislexics!
     
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    I can't tell you how worried I was that we had potentially lost a BF-109 or FW-190........its a Texan.....which is still sad.....
     
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    The article doesn't explain how the Luftwaffe got hold of a Texan.

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    sssshhh!! It's one of ours, marked up for a covert mission. The pilot was practicing landing on the autobahn ;)
     
  7. George Patton

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    Colonel Klink, Kommandant of Stalag 13, led a daring mission to steal the Texan from a base in California. With the help of his trusted aide Sgt Schultz, they stealthily entered the continental US through Atlanta airport. Using his admirable command of the English language, Klink bluffed his way through security using the alias Werner Klemperer. Once through luggage claim, Klink unexpectedly encountered his old nemesis, Colonel Hogan, working as a shoe shine boy. Hogan was dishonorably discharged from the USAAF for collaborating with the enemy during the unfortunate 3rd November 1944 incident which also saw Cpl Newkirk defect to the Gestapo and Sgt Carter accidentally destroy an entire 8th Air Force bomb wing when he confused a real red mercury-tipped surface-to-air missile of his own design with a inert decoy.

    Realizing he needed someone whom had connections in the United States, Klink took Hogan into his confidence after realizing that the famously polygamous Colonel would undoubtedly have various women stashed away in every major US city, airbase, and audio-visual store. To Klink's surprise, Hogan agreed to cooperate and assist in stealing a Texan but only on the condition that Sgt Schultz would put in a good word for him when he appealed his discharge. Meanwhile, Schultz had made it through security but had become lost somewhere between the Denny's near the taxi stand and the Cheesecake Factory near the Alamo rental car office. Klink and Hogan eventually located Schultz safe and sound at the Outback Steak House, where he was enjoying his third Blooming Onion.

    Continuing on with the mission, the trio rented a car and traveled to California. Upon arriving at the air field the plan was nearly foiled when Klink refused to remove his monocle and instinctively presented the guard with "mein papers" showing that he was in fact the Luftwaffe colonel warmly known to German boys and girls everywhere as the Iron Eagle of Stalag 13. Hogan immediately demanded to speak to the guard's superior officer, knowing that he had seduced her on multiple occasions and could once again pull the wool over her eyes. While Hogan went to work, Klink and Schultz made their way to the flightline. Selecting the first Texan, Klink first insisted on painting it in Luftwaffe colours so that it wouldn't be shot down when he attempted to land in Dusseldorf. Schultz was put in charge of ensuring the aircraft was ready for takeoff.

    Klink applied full power and the Texan sped down the runway. Noticing the plane was not gaining altitude, Klink instructed Schultz to jettison his 430 lbs of weinerschnitzel which he had brought along as a snack. The Texan then rapidly climbed into the clear California skies as Klink banked towards the Fatherland. After 15 minutes the engine conked out and the plane entered a steep dive. Furious, Klink demand to know whether Schultz had checked the fuel. Schultz responded that he had - in fact - filled the tanks with Hofbrauhaus Berchtesgadener beer in case he was thirsty on the flight home. The Texan crash landed on the highway. Seeing the smoke and smelling the tingling sensation of several hundred gallons of German beer, Hogan was quick to arrive on the scene and whisked his comrades off to safety. The trio went into hiding until 1965, when they decided to create a hit comedy show loosely based on their wartime exploits.
     
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    Hopefully that belongs to some one/company where it was used in movies and not some Nazi Sympathizer who dressed it up!
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    It was a zombie Nazi pilot. Don't you guys know nothin'?
     
  10. Dylan45

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    What a story, George. I remember one old guy who brought his truck to the shop for the rack, premium tonneau cover, and railings for kayak mount. He mentioned he was taking that highway and saw the scene and scared real good when he saw the German sign.
     

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