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Old 07-02-2019, 10:51 AM
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Ernie P.
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Johnny and Al; neither answer is correct, but you both get a bonus for participation. Please try again. Thanks; Ernie P.


Question: What warbird do I describe?



Clues:

1. This plane is NOT remembered for being particularly successful.



2. In fact, it was demonstrably unsuccessful.



3. But it is remembered for the bravery of the men who flew it.



4. Their bravery was memorialized by awards and decorations.



5. And at their funerals.



6. They were widely considered to be no more than fodder for enemy fighters.



7. And their loss rates were horrible.



8. On many missions, their loss rates exceeded 50%.



9. Our subject aircraft was a low wing monoplane.



10. One which replaced well known biplanes.



11. Single engine.