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    Default MULTIMEDIA - Newsreel F/O E. J. Kain and wreckage of Do17, Nov 1939

    Hi,

    I'm just posting this here in case anyone is interested.

    An Italian newsreel from January 1940, posted on youtube, shows "Cobber" Kain at the site of a downed Do-17 (presumably one of the two he shot down in November 1939):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL9zMs9xM1o

    From the state of the wreckage and the location, I would guess that it is the scene of the crash of the Do-17P brought down by Kain on 23/11/1939 near Conflans. Michael Burn's fantastic biography, "Cobber Kain" has a description and a photo from his first victory on 8/11/1939, which appears to have distintergrated and buried itself into the ground on a town street after vertically diving in. That isn't the case with the wreckage in this newsreel.

    I hadn't seen the footage before, hence why I thought others may be interested.

    Cheers

    Rod
    Last edited by RodM; 18th June 2011 at 14:28. Reason: added info

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