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    Hi all,

    does anyone have the book, "We flew without guns" by Joseph Genovese? If so, can they check whether there is the mention of a crash landing in an Airacobra on 14th January 1942, in the UK?

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    Hi Tom,

    Not got the book but do have the F1180!

    No.16 FPP

    AH693

    1 mile west of Newport Salop. nr Roberts Farm (Edgmond - sic)

    Genovese J 1st/Off AM6551 Injured

    Ferrying from No.22 MU Silloth to Lichfield

    Engine failed, lost speed and height. Struck telephone wires and crashed landed in field.

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    Cheers Ross, appreciate you looking, but I already have it! Just want to see whether it is mentioned in the book?

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    From google books you can get a snippet of the book, nothing useful one can read but it looks like there is a chapter/section named Crash landing Airacobra P-39 on page 60.
    http://books.google.ie/books?ei=1IoWUObFGsK1hAfTrYDoDw&id=HddCAAAAIAAJ&dq =We+flew+without+guns+airacobra&q=airacobra

    That link might be hard to cut and paste but give it a google.
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    Just seen this, Tom, I have the book and will look!

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    Cheers Dave, appreciate that!

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    Tom
    Genovese's account is written in his usual humorous/dramatic style, drawing heavily on American movie dialogue of the time! He ended up crash-landing between a pub and house 50 yards apart. It was a "crosss roads town" but no other geographical details are offered. He had spent the night at High Ercall after turning back because of very bad vis en route Kirkbride (sic) to Lichfield.

    I'll scan the pages and email you.

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    Hello all
    can anyone help me . My Uncle thinks he witnessed the recovery of a crashed Airacobra near Cold Ashton Village Circa 1942. Both RAF Colerne and Charmy Down are within a few miles from the spot and I have located evidence of Airacobra Serial No. DS 173 at RAF Colerne about this time. It had been fitted with a 37mm cannon which protruded through the centre spinner, as my uncle thinks he saw.
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you David

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