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    Hi.
    What was 'Weasel' in WWII?
    In 35 Recce Wing ORB there is the entry 20.5.45....' "Weasel" airborne 10.50 - photos of Hanover.'
    This was a flight taken after Germany had surrendered.

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    The only 'weasel' I have heard of was an American tracked vehicle -- M-29 Weasel (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M29_Weasel).

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    A "Wild Weasel" (in relatively modern times) was an a/c fitted with electronic equipment that could negate/suppress enemy radars and SAM sites. (Need, one might suggest, if one was aircrew on a Wild Weasel, to have had one's life insurance premia well paid up?).
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