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Aug 18, 1944

New Zealander Joe Stellin's Typhoon aircraft was damaged by German fire, and was going down. He spent his final moments maneuvering his doomed aircraft to avoid crashing into the center of a French village....http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/timeline/19/8 He was given a funeral by the French civilians. It was attended by 1,200 people.

Theater:  European Theater

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-07-31

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