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#4542220 - 10/26/20 12:22 AM Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture?  
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Ran across this recently:

The time Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge in Charleston

I had heard this before, but not this part:

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Surprisingly enough, he came back right over the river at low altitude. He dropped even lower and flew under the South Side bridge right downtown. Somehow, a plane flying above took a picture of the feat. He was so low that he was leaving a wake on the water.


I am skeptical, I've never heard of and certainly never seen this supposed picture. But I would love to if it exists!

Anyone?


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#4542221 - 10/26/20 12:57 AM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4542225 - 10/26/20 02:05 AM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Still impressed by this.



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#4542235 - 10/26/20 09:41 AM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Still one of the most amusing and lowest passes I've seen...the reporter himself is an owner & flyer of a Spitfire.
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#4542250 - 10/26/20 12:49 PM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4542252 - 10/26/20 12:52 PM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Reading this thread made me think of that great scene in "The Blue Max" where Willy and Stachel do their competitive "flying under the bridge" stunts which ends in a VERY bad way for Willy.


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#4542267 - 10/26/20 01:53 PM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Just a tad spammy there 125...

Cool stuff though.



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#4542306 - 10/26/20 06:53 PM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death.

Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground.

For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's Legion of Honor at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford in 2009.

Before the ceremony, Overstreet had previously said that, if he lived long enough to receive the Legion of Honor, he would be accepting it in memory of his fallen brothers.

In particular, he wanted to pay tribute to a friend, Eddy Simpson, who died fighting the Nazis on the ground so his comrades, including Overstreet, could escape.

After the award was pinned to his lapel, Overstreet said: 'If I said, "Thank you," it wouldn’t be enough,' before adding: 'What more than "thank you" do you need?'

Overstreet was also awarded hundreds of other medals for his service in the 357th squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces, his obituary said.

He was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia in 1921 and after Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Air Corps as a fighter pilot.

By February 1942, he was a private and sent to California for flight training; here, his instructors prepared him for the unexpected mid-flight by cutting the engine as he landed.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4542339 - 10/27/20 03:16 AM Re: Chuck Yeager flew a jet under a bridge.. is there a picture? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Very cool, thanks for sharing that article. I would love to see that picture as well as a picture of the Eiffel tower moment if one exists. These kinds of stories makes me wonder what kind of photographic treasures people may have in their possession stored away in their attics, closets, basements or what have you. I would like to see General Yeager buzz the offending, congregating malcontented deviants currently in our midst.

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Originally Posted by Coot
Very cool, thanks for sharing that article. I would love to see that picture as well as a picture of the Eiffel tower moment if one exists. These kinds of stories makes me wonder what kind of photographic treasures people may have in their possession stored away in their attics, closets, basements or what have you. I would like to see General Yeager buzz the offending, congregating malcontented deviants currently in our midst.



Thanks. The author of the article wrote as if he had seen the picture, yet I can't find it anywhere.


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There is a photo of a Beaufighter doing the Eiffel Tower.

The air museum in Comox BC has a picture, not a photo, of a 4xx Sqd Mosquito doing so.

A cockpit video of a Bonanza flying under the Eiffel Tower.
https://hangar.flights/story/5838/a-bonanza-in-paris-under-the-eiffel-tower/


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.

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