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Saturday, May 08, 2004

Spitfire Pilot Got Rommel 

Nearly 60 years after the fact, research confirms that a Canadian Spitfire pilot flew the plane that strafed Rommel's staff car, wounding him and putting him out of action during the crucial early phases of the Normandy invasion. Earlier reports have variously given the credit to P-47's or Typhoons, but Charley Fox, 416 Squadron, RCAF was in the right place at the right time as an examination of logbooks and unit records has confirmed. The original report's link has expired from Canada Now's site, but it is archived at the link below. Once again, an interesting bit of history that might have been lost.

Who got Rommel
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