Friday, June 7, 2013


Via Dave

In 2005, an 83 year-old World War II pilot is surprised to see 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time.

SPITFIRE 944 was put on YouTube as part of the Sundance Film Festival Memorial Day observance through from May 22 through June 5, 2013 (UPDATE, ShortsHD is allowing the film to stay on youtube for the moment:) The Sundance portal is here:


  1. What a generation. Brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of my stepfather I lost last year at 93. They never want to be thought as anything great, but they truly were. They'll be missed. He was a rudder for me and full of wisdom. He was also a pilot that flew supply from Seattle to Anchorage during the war. I feel such guilt that the next generation are in charge in causing such destruction. I'm so glad he won't be around to see it. Thanks.

  2. You are fortunate to have had such a wonderful stepfather.
    I'm so glad he won't be around to see it.

    I feel the same about my mother, as she died before the PCers decided to castigate everything Confederate and that would have left her with a broken heart.