August 26th, 2014, 16:38
<Title>ETO BOF Haegelen H75 Bourges HH 809
<Overview>Marcel Haegelen defended Bourges with his squadron "Patrouille Polonaise" Jun 5, 1940 when a group of He 111 bonbers attacked the City. Haegelen shot down one He 111, but was wounded in the attack. Haregelen is one of the few pilots who had kills in WW1 and WW2.
<Intelligence>In June 1940 Haeglen intercepted a German air raid attacking the town, Bourges. Closing on a HE-111, he pursued it eventually shooting it down. In the process his plane took 14 hits, some of the bullets missing Haegelens head by inches. One bullet, however, hit him in the shoulder. He still managed to nurse the plane back to base and land it. At the age of 44, 22 years after his last kill, Haegelen scored his 23rd victory. He became one of only about...