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    An Irishman's Diary today has a fascinating story about a World War II Fighter Pilot Ace from Carrickmacross - William 'Timber' Woods including a description by Roald Dahl, himself a pilot, of the Battle over Athens where he lost his life.


    In a biography by Donald Sturrock, Dahl gives a more detailed description of that chaotic 30 minutes: “It was truly the most breathless and exhilarating time I have ever had in my life. I caught glimpses of planes with black smoke pouring from their engines. I saw planes with pieces of metal flying off their fuselages. I saw the bright red flashes coming from the wings of the Messerschmitts as they fired their guns and once I saw a man whose Hurricane was in flames climb calmly out onto a wing and jump off.” Somewhere in the midst of the frenzy, Woods was attacked by what one witness called a “swarm” of German Junkers and Messerschmitts. Battle- hardened as he was, he had no chance. His blazing Hurricane was last seen plunging into Elevsis Bay, just west of Athens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    An Irishman's Diary today has a fascinating story about a World War II Fighter Pilot Ace from Carrickmacross - William 'Timber' Woods including a description by Roald Dahl, himself a pilot, of the Battle over Athens where he lost his life.
    I thought the war porn stopped when Poppy Myers left?

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