|Sheesh. And this was so nice and quiet, it actually looked like people were getting into the spirit of the holidays! |
Marc -- one correction to one of your not-quite-on-topic posts. The Dutch did not have the Brewster Buffalo per se, but they did have 30 B-339D export models of the same aircraft in the East Indies on Sumatra on 8 December 1941 covering Ambon, Borneo and Java. They flew 10 to Malaya in January 1942 and left the other 20 in reserve. Before the Netherlands forces captiulated, with only four aircraft surviving, two of them did manage to sink a Japanese destroyer and damage some transports. No note to whether or not they did shoot down any Japanese aircraft.