When A Gunner Jumped Without a Parachute

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    YarnhubYarnhub

    Nicholas Alkemade was a tail gunner in a Lancaster. While on a mission over Germany his plane and parachute caught fire. The lesser of 2 evils was to jump out of the plane without a working parachute. Freefalling for 18,000 feet he incredibly survived

Bintang Aslama
Bintang Aslama

"this certificate is saying that Nick's free fall without a chute is legit" -Gestapo

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Random Guy
Random Guy

@Ethan ha no still bad conditions

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f Berry
f Berry

@J.o.n tbh German POW camps weren't terrible not like the concentration camps or the Japanese POW campz

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J.o.n
J.o.n

@Erik Karlsson Germany and Italy generally treated prisoners from France, the US and the British Commonwealth in accordance with the convention. The Germans were obliged to apply this humane treatment to Jewish prisoners of war who wore the British Army's uniform, thus sparing them the horrific fate meted out to other Jews. Although Allied prisoners of war complained of the scarcity of food within German POW camps, they were treated comparatively well. For example, ordinary soldiers who were made to work were compensated, and officers were exempt from work requirements. The International Red Cross eased conditions by distributing food packages and providing medical assistance. (here's the facts in full context)

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J.o.n
J.o.n

@Erik Karlsson Prisoners were routinely beaten, starved and abused and forced to work in mines and war-related factories in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions. Of the 27,000 Americans taken prisoner by the Japanese, a shocking 40 percent died in captivity, according to the U.S. Congressional Research Service.

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Erik Karlsson
Erik Karlsson

@Ethan Yeah the German camps was like summer camps compared to American prison camps which seem to have been true hells.

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PewPewDragon
PewPewDragon

That's gotta be the best hand written certificate ever

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Rob Tankbuster
Rob Tankbuster

It would be amazing if that certificate could be found today.

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Wild Mountain Gwendy
Wild Mountain Gwendy

Lol they…‘Interviewed’ him 🤣🤣

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Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu

@Daniel Poniatowski ok

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Daniel Poniatowski
Daniel Poniatowski

@Sun Tzu that story has been around since i was a kid and well before that. theres quite a few fantastic instances like this. when you have hundreds of people jumping out of planes, every day somtimes, your gonna get a few odd tales.

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Tyler M
Tyler M

That certificate’s legibility was actually most of Hitler’s foundation on white people being from a superior race.

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1mightydragon
1mightydragon

Nicholas: "I got two choices 1) Definitely die by fire from this plane by staying. 2) Die instantly by falling. Well, at least the second option is instant." Jumps out of aircraft and lives. Nicholas: "WHAAAAT???"

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Aslamstudio
Aslamstudio

Gets captured by germans Nicolas: i dont know which is worse, captured or burning

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Matthew Cullen
Matthew Cullen

It's not the fall. Just the sudden impact

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Frank Pohl
Frank Pohl

@inisipisTV mostly ww1.

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inisipisTV
inisipisTV

Well, anyone who watched the movie "the Battle of Britain", knew the reason every pilot carries a pistol is to shot themselves if they caught themselves unable to escape a burning plane. The decision is a no-brainer.

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pierre childress
pierre childress

@Max Pulido then you'll jump deeper into the fire you're already in. But you gonna jump lolz.

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ArxInvicta
ArxInvicta

Gestapo Soldier: "There is no way anything could convince us his story is true" *scout the crash site and literally find a 4 meter deep human shaped hole in the snow* "Hans, prepare the certificate for incredibly unbelievable stories."

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James henry
James henry

@Thomas Putko hunt Petrrgabriel Biko

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P Campbell
P Campbell

"I jumped out of a airplane without a chute", Bull***,....,.., pulls out certificate..... "Dang you're a lucky s.o.b." 🤠

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P Campbell
P Campbell

They had to give him a certificate of verification. Because they didn't freaking believe it and knew no one else would either. Very cool of them. 😉

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baba goryo
baba goryo

is this story true? jumping from 5500 meters and alive?

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Rob Tankbuster
Rob Tankbuster

@Frosty Frost would love to see it!

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Cent Kripp
Cent Kripp

I like how the gestapo cared more about whether its fact or cap rather than getting valuable intel from an enemy

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Illness
Illness

@WhatsTheCatch glad someone out here knows that social media/Internet is turning people into shit

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60iger
60iger

@John Smith You have watched too many Hollywood Movies 🤣

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General Bongmeister
General Bongmeister

Cap or slap, if this story isnt true then we will execute this brit

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WhatsTheCatch
WhatsTheCatch

@Illness My guess is that it was created by SHIT rappers who can’t rhyme words, and can’t accept that they should just get a real job & work hard like most people.. Instead they just resort to ascribing random definitions to words in order to rhyme with other words in their sewage like songs so that it would make logical sense..

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Illness
Illness

@WhatsTheCatch fucking stupid, I’m glad you agree. It’s this new slang/ghetto talk that’s being pushing on the newer generations. Sounds idiotic.

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Tianming Jiang
Tianming Jiang

That has got to be the best gunner I've ever seen.

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EROS
EROS

@Ryuko Kiryuin *Du-du dudu dudu du du du dudu du du du*

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Kyoto Ben
Kyoto Ben

Umm, he didn't kill the pilot of the Yunker or down that plane so no way I would say he was the best tail gunner.

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Douce france
Douce france

Search Miracle of St Nazair

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Deathtrooper 900
Deathtrooper 900

I mean…he didn’t get the enemy plane. But hey we all see the value of having 9 luck

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27matso
27matso

**lands on a rock and dies**

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John Foulke
John Foulke

Imagine, got a certificate for falling without parachute and survive

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sonnyboy robinson
sonnyboy robinson

Yeah it's kind of like boxing now everybody gets a goddamn belt for any damn thing.

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Cruxair
Cruxair

I bet it is sold on ebay somewhere

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Terence Jay
Terence Jay

When we were kids in the late 50s we would sing a song about this, 'He jumped from 20 thousand feet without a parachute' .. Etc

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Aden Perkins
Aden Perkins

“Hey good job NOT dying” -Some gustapo

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Mariusz Kędzierawski
Mariusz Kędzierawski

Not too many of those exist

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Chevy Suarez
Chevy Suarez

Its funny how his story has to be backed up by gestapo of all people

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Taco Tacotington
Taco Tacotington

@Rob Tankbuster It happened on all sides. Men saw their friends and countrymen taken out by people who then surrendered. They don’t just forget what happened before that.

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Rob Tankbuster
Rob Tankbuster

@yagami113 if you watch the true story Band of brothers, the allies murdered many german POW's.

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L.K
L.K

Well despite being the Gestapo they were also police and liked paperwork like any other kind of police

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Halvorson
Halvorson

@Vinyl Scratch I was going to say the same thing. My grandmother was from Japan also, she lived through it. My grandfather(in the Air Force brought her back to America when he was stationed in Okinawa during the Korean War).

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Dr. Bright
Dr. Bright

@Vinyl Scratch don’t forget the SEVERAL MILLION Germans that died while in American concentration camps after the war!

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StrLab
StrLab

I thought from the title this video was the story of Marinos Mitralexis, Greek pilot in WWII who run out of bullets during the battle, decided to ram the tail of a stronger Italian plane, crashing it, made an emergency landing, and then captured the four surviving crew members of the Italian aircraft using his pistol (after first introducing to them and saluting them militarily). This Hollywood style skirmish is unkown to history.

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BIG GEE
BIG GEE

@90MELHEM90 Good one!

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90MELHEM90
90MELHEM90

Does he have a Gestapo certificate proving his story is true?

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Vinyl Scratch
Vinyl Scratch

Yarnhub, here's your next video

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saltycrash 20
saltycrash 20

Pov: warthunder noobs

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10 Gamer
10 Gamer

So is that the reason why the bomber he shot down is called CANT? (CANT Z.1007)

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Broken Bridge
Broken Bridge

I've heard of this story. This guy had a badly injured arm when he came down and feared he might lost it. That was until a German doctor saved it. Shame that Nicholas never truly met the man who saved his arm. To him that doctor must've been a hero.

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Broken Bridge
Broken Bridge

@Rob Tankbuster---I never said I knew the doctors name. Just that a doctor saved that man's arm. But you might get an idea if you read the comments in my section.

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Rob Tankbuster
Rob Tankbuster

@Broken Bridge that's incredible, what was the Doctors name?

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Broken Bridge
Broken Bridge

@Single Stitch Mitch---Okay. Good.

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Single Stitch Mitch
Single Stitch Mitch

@Broken Bridge we have all met each other back in 2018!

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Sassan. Media
Sassan. Media

@Single Stitch Mitch your uncle is a hero

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Myke Lengieza
Myke Lengieza

Dude, when the gestapo gives you, an enemy combatant, a certificate for badassery.... you're fucking BADASS

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What?
What?

Nicholas was about to commit *un-alive* when death replied *"Sike!"*

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o
o

@Brodie O’ you gotta be trolling or you seriously drank battery acid as a baby huh?

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Brodie O’
Brodie O’

@K. O What fucking vibe? It’s basic English and more time conserving to just say suicide

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K. O
K. O

First 3 replies did not pass the vibe check

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Seikyo Hirusaki
Seikyo Hirusaki

"No self-delete today, sir."

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o
o

"Un-alive" LOL I like that

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Wild Wolf
Wild Wolf

Hello! Love your work! You actually inspired me to learn blender and other animation tools! Im working on my first piece right now! Keep up the good work!

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Yarnhub
Yarnhub

Good luck with the animation!

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you're a simp
you're a simp

Nicholas' boots: Feather Falling V, Unbreaking III, Mending Holy the likes man they flood faster than my balcony during a storm

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2 Short
2 Short

400? Lol ☠ you don't have many friends huh lol 😆

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Pdawg
Pdawg

+protection V

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PokeMageTech
PokeMageTech

Protective enchantments only go to level 4. (Without commands.)

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DeusVult
DeusVult

@Rizal Ardiansyah slime block mlg ya filthy peasant

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Misfit Gaming
Misfit Gaming

Nah he just had Commando Pro

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Lost Damn
Lost Damn

In Nicholas mind: "Roast to death by fire or Broken Bones?" Also Nicholas mind: "Bones healed"

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A Chaps
A Chaps

Yeah but he died in 1987, so I guess the injuries caught up with him

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Lost Damn
Lost Damn

@ThePhlyingPhish yeah it's buggy but i manage to done it all stealthy though, never failed once, not sure how

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ThePhlyingPhish
ThePhlyingPhish

@Lost Damn running with the wolves is a good mission but the stealth is bugged, rescue the rescuers is my favorite

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Lost Damn
Lost Damn

@ThePhlyingPhish it is pretty good, especially playing as the wolf pack sniping mission

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ThePhlyingPhish
ThePhlyingPhish

@Lost Damn first game I ever played, still remember all the lines lol

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yuyuy667
yuyuy667

Gestapo1 : "But what about the valuable intel?" Gestapo2 : "Falling from a wrecked plane without a chute and surviving *IS* the valuable intel!"

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Clifton84
Clifton84

When they found the wreckage, they found his chute that was burned up in the locker where it was stored for the tail gunner. That’s how they confirmed his story

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Max Kronader
Max Kronader

Whenever anyone says "I had a very difficult choice to make." I'll remember this story and think "No, no you didn't. "

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Jeremy Stubbs
Jeremy Stubbs

That has to be one of the trippiest feelings ever to be laying in the snow looking up after being certain you were about to die.

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Really Useful Trackmaster Fan
Really Useful Trackmaster Fan

“Hans, code red, get the “yea he jumped without a chute” certificate

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Task Force 05
Task Force 05

'It's true.' simple, and easy to explain, nice, definitely getting medal from that lol, but anyway another legendary gunner in WW2, video is amazing as always! also how thick is the snow?

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Task Force 05
Task Force 05

@Seafire FR.47 I said that the German guy talk with the Tail Gunner who bailed out from the Aircraft lol, it's a joke dude

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Seafire FR.47
Seafire FR.47

Why would he definitely be getting a medal from that? He did nothing to preserve the aircraft or help his fellow crew members, he did what he would have done anyways, but without a parachute, he just got rather lucky with the timing when he happened to jump from the craft. They don’t hand out medals for just getting lucky, on the other hand, if he had ran back through the flames to absolutely make sure all of his crew mates got out safely in his last moments of life, that would be worthy of a medal, medals are awarded for selfless acts, bravery and courage in the face of adversity.

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Teka look
Teka look

At that point gestapo felt like there's no way we intervene with fate from a man that survive a fuckin 18000 ft free fall

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s0ulshot
s0ulshot

Yeah, like what happens if you try to kill him? Universe was already once against it so I wouldn't try and find out.

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Lord Lucius
Lord Lucius

“To whomever deals with this man, he will tell you he jumped over 10,000 feet from his plane, treat this mad lad with respect because it’s true.” Love, The Gestapo

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Nunnin
Nunnin

18,000 feet in the air, that's amazing, he needs that respect

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SlumByNature
SlumByNature

Amazing story. Highly recommend looking it up on YouTube where he tells the story himself as well.

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XxTheBigToexX
XxTheBigToexX

Amazing how you can fit an entire story in a short, love your content bro

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Nate S
Nate S

When even the enemy is like, "Shit, that's impressive."

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Mitch Swanson
Mitch Swanson

An adventure to last a lifetime of nonbelievers. Incredible experience. Many have unbelievable stories so I listen. Thank you.

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Oliver
Oliver

damn, he got lucky

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8-bit Steve
8-bit Steve

'damn'? Surely it was a good thing.

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TK_the_Onion
TK_the_Onion

I wish more official documents were handwritten just like that: "it's true"

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McNulty's Sober Companion
McNulty's Sober Companion

I can't be the only American who saw the thumbnail and was mystified over exactly how "high" 5500 meters is.

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inisipisTV
inisipisTV

Google is friend. (and harsh mistress.)

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Mark (hc) Hutsell
Mark (hc) Hutsell

Well, if you aren't doing any scientific experiments, just go with 5500 yards. The meter is 3 inches longer than a yard. So, every 4 meters is an extra foot or... every 12 meters is an extra yard. If you use 10 (instead of 12) then it's easy to figure out (if wanted) that it's a little more than another couple of hundred (6014) yards. Or, just add 10%. This ball parking also works with the other stuff: liters and quarts are the same, so that 4 liters equal about a gallon; 2 klicks for each 1 mile; 2 lbs for each kilo -- temp is a similar 2 for 1 but you have to dick around with 32. Its something that I learned works pretty well when I temporarily left the US. After awhile, one can do it in either direction without thinking much about it.

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Groza Dallocort
Groza Dallocort

18044 feet

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pokefan 1000
pokefan 1000

Nicholas Stephen Alkemade (10 December 1922 – 22 June 1987) was an English tail gunner in the Royal Air Force during World War II who survived a freefall of 18,000 feet (5,490 m) without a parachute after abandoning his out-of-control, burning Avro Lancaster heavy bomber over Germany.

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Galapot
Galapot

Really nice content! Keep up the work!

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Sage Force
Sage Force

Lancasters were powerful planes but incredibly slow and vulnerable to light aircraft attacks. Once locked in there was no escaping so they had to complete missions quickly and effectively

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alida flus
alida flus

Whenever anyone says "I had a very difficult choice to make." I'll remember this story and think "No, no you didn't. "

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cgrscott
cgrscott

Our public school english class read this WWII account when I was in eighth grade in the 1970s. It always seemed like the story was about a tail gunner in the US Air Force. I did not know it was the story of a British Royal Air Force bomber crew member. Also, my recollection was that the tale gunner station had no room for a parachute and that was why he leaped without a parachute. The historical account says he had a shoot but it was burnt up. Maybe this scenario happened more than once amongst the allies or, more likely, my memory of the story in my public school English class is very flawed. Thanks, Yarnhub, for recreating this short, but true, story in computer animated form.

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Beniii
Beniii

His voice just makes the documentary just so much more entertaining

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4Corsair
4Corsair

Luckily, at the last second, he switched to creative mode and took no fall damage.

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Mark Fryer
Mark Fryer

The Lancaster was being tracked on German radar during the interception by the Ju-88 Night Fighter and so the Luftwaffe was able to confirm the height at which the rear gunner fell from. They were also able to provide an approximate location for the crashed aircraft. I first read about this story when I was at school in the early 80s and it just didn't seem possible. But it was. Mark from Melbourne Australia

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NEMESIS
NEMESIS

Amazing story and an amazing channel!

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Shlomper
Shlomper

Soviet “paratroopers” in Finland weren’t given parachutes and told to aim for the deep snow

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Joselito Sunga
Joselito Sunga

🤣🤣🤣

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Fl0yd-
Fl0yd-

Even gestapo went “well shit that’s badass, here’s a certificate that says we back you up”

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Heath Halfhill
Heath Halfhill

Bravest generation ever I swear! My grand pap was one of many heroes that I will always love and respect. Todays youth haven’t a clue honestly if they were faced with the same responsibilities for the most part. Some do but most don’t.

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Luxury Trading
Luxury Trading

Great guy. Even the enemy would have been moved by the action.

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Joseph Espinoza
Joseph Espinoza

Being a former paratrooper of the 82nd airborne division, remarkable story.

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Amarican
Amarican

This reminds me of a story I heard a long time ago where a B-17 ball turret gunner bailed without a parachute and survived by landing on a glass roof of a train station that slowed his fall.

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Groza Dallocort
Groza Dallocort

Well the glass roof is soft compared to the concrete or wood next to it

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DirtyOldNerd
DirtyOldNerd

I read about this years ago but it’s still wild to hear today!

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Robert Wallace
Robert Wallace

I remember reading this story when I was in about 5th grade in 1976. He broke an arm an a leg, and had some bad scratches. Otherwise he fared well considering.

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niduoe stre
niduoe stre

Dude, when the gestapo gives you, an enemy combatant, a certificate for badassery.... you're fucking BADASS

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Richard Bradley
Richard Bradley

Real super heroes dont need capes.

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Håkan Bergvall
Håkan Bergvall

One nitpicky detail: he did not smash the turret open, he cranked it sideways and rolled out back first.

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Mathias Andersson
Mathias Andersson

@Yarnhub You should continue with this story as after the war Nicholas cheated death two more times. I wrote about this when I was in Highschool and from my memory I remember that Nicholas worked at a factory and fell down and breathed in dangerous gas, only to emerge from there unharmed. Thank you or taking it up.

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Brad Moberly
Brad Moberly

Can you imagine the range of emotions felt right b4 he jumped.

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Odd-ysseus Does Stuff
Odd-ysseus Does Stuff

Hey! It dies feel like landing on a pillow! -This guy, probably

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Delivery man
Delivery man

I can feel the awkwardness of not believing someone who told you that they jumped without a parachute and survived, only to find out it's legit

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Chad Cuckproducer
Chad Cuckproducer

A friend's step dad was running from the police on a nearby mountain. He jumped a fence to get away and accidentally flung himself off a 180 ft cliff. He hit tree branches under both his armpits which slowed him down enough to live through it even though he broke about 3/4 of the bones in his body.

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UnoDos.
UnoDos.

Imagine being a british ww2 vet with a certificate from the gestapo of all confirming he did in fact survive a free fall without a parachute.

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Donald Johnson
Donald Johnson

Thanks Nicholas for Your Brave Service Rest in Peace as My Korean War Vet Father died in 1988

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Ian L
Ian L

Read a story once where a B-17 rear gunner had no parachute when the bomber was shot down. His chute was in the other half of the plane, and the tail portion was free falling towards the Earth. He passed out at one point before the bomber was cut in half, it wasn't until he woke up that he was falling to his death with the other half of the plane missing. Luckily, he did survive the landing with a few broken ribs I believe. And he also survived the war, but I can't remember his name, only his story.

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Duncan McGee
Duncan McGee

Gestapo: *finds dude dressed in aviator uniform unconscious in deep snow surrounded by broken tree limbs and absolutely no footprints* Also Gestapo: theres no way this dude jumped from a plane

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saltycrash 20
saltycrash 20

"I don't believe you" *Finds a loony toons hole in the snow* "Give this man a certificate"

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Stewburt
Stewburt

I want to know how in the hell they found him in the woods and snow after a fall that far 😅

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Man of Truth
Man of Truth

That man needs a statue in the aviation museum!

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MatchstalkMan
MatchstalkMan

They did not believe him at first until he asked them to bring his parachute harness. He pointed out where parts were still in place. If he had used a parachute, they would have been dislodged. It proved his story was true. After checking with a parachute expert, he was given the certificate for surviving the fall.

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Lee B
Lee B

Saw this guy interviewed in the 70s . A very lucky man.

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MegaKaiser45
MegaKaiser45

Wow, a clash between two bombers must be one of the most uncanny events that ever happened during the war.

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Ry Lueb
Ry Lueb

@Vir agreed

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Vir
Vir

Not that rare actually. The JU 88 was a multi role plane and could also be configured as a bomber interceptor/night fighter, designed specifically to go after bombers. Even before these versions there are cases of actual JU 88 bombers hunting down enemy bombers, such as during the Battle of France.

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Ry Lueb
Ry Lueb

they used the JU 88 as a tactical bomber so, i guess?

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Elixir
Elixir

I u refer this to Ju 88: It was a multirole platform, the C-series were specialized versions for nightfighting and/or intercepting.

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Christina Robleto
Christina Robleto

The men of that day were extremely brave. Now you rarely see that.

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Karron Pitman
Karron Pitman

What a story! This guy was so lucky!

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

His voice just makes the documentary just so much more entertaining

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Michael Brown
Michael Brown

That's phenomenal he survive not one 2 but 3 deadly threats all at once that's why some ppl are just built different

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YOYODADA
YOYODADA

well, landing on trees and into snow is accurately a safe bet to survive

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Daniel Poniatowski
Daniel Poniatowski

i think he lost a boot as well which was then handed in after being found a good distance from where he landed. dunno what that proved other than he jumped from a plane but read it in the original story. there was another where the pilot couldnt let the controls go and jump after the crew because the plane was badly damaged and went crazy when he tried. it then blew up an he was in free fall with no chute an falling with the debris. he then hit somthing that said "ouch" so he grabbed it. it was his navigator, i think, and he decended safely with him.

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Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow

Wow what a lucky guy. How many people have fallen from that high and lived to tell the tale? I bet it's not many.

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Ralph Peirson
Ralph Peirson

I read about that years ago when WW II stories were common. His parachute was up in the body of the plane and was on fire. As I remember, he was captured by either the locals or the military.

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niduoe stre
niduoe stre

"It's true" -gestapo, 1944

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Douglas Gibson jr.
Douglas Gibson jr.

I've heard this story before but there's one thing when you show him jumping out of the Lancaster he's jumping out of a hole in the side of the rear turret but I heard turn the turret open the rear door and then jumped out

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Which1’sPink
Which1’sPink

That is an incredible story! Wow

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Parker Beebe
Parker Beebe

They really went and found the plan and the hole he fell in and was like “yep okay this guy has got some real stones here’s a certificate”. Bro imagine the story to Nick’s grandkids

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Oskar Andersen
Oskar Andersen

What a lad. Now may he Rest In Peace

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Joseph Gloria
Joseph Gloria

This guy deserves to be a certified hood classic

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Y5 Firefly's channel
Y5 Firefly's channel

Man, it's a very good thing that guy landed in a thick layer of snow. Otherwise I don't know how things will go

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Bill Callahan
Bill Callahan

From 18,000 feet, his free fall should've been about 90 seconds. It sounds short but was an eternity for him. Look at your watch or phone timer as 90 seconds go by, now think falling in freezing air. It's a Long Time to think about dying. Most likely his back was to earth after an initial 10 seconds or so of flailing around. That back to earth position increased his speed from 120 (normal skydive) to 130 or 140 considering drag of his bulky flight suit. Luck doesn't even touch it. All that said, any altitude above 1,200 or so, the speed of fall remains the same. You reach terminal velocity after about 1,200 feet. At higher altitudes, air density decreases as speed increases however.

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Mark Overton
Mark Overton

Hell of a trip after a drop like that would you care that the gestapo found you, respect to the gestapo to certificate his fall 👍

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the war archives
the war archives

He definitely spent all his skill points in health and luck

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Veri†as e† aequi†as
Veri†as e† aequi†as

I read about this story in a book once, but I don't remember its title. However, I remember that it was written there that this man turned completely gray after this fall.

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seiom jvony
seiom jvony

His voice just makes the documentary just so much more entertaining

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Yarnhub
Yarnhub

Thanks !

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Colinator
Colinator

What are the odds of landing in soft snow (That was such a close call)

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Lord Quas
Lord Quas

Incredibly hard to escape the Lancaster tailgun cockpit many of them didn't make it

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Efren Montes
Efren Montes

God Bless Him🕊

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SomeFurryGuy1
SomeFurryGuy1

"Trust you bro, no cap." -gestapo

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E621
E621

Gunner: “So do I get to go home now?” Gestapo: “nope, you a piece of paper”

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EgGmAn
EgGmAn

So badass even the enemy respected it

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Ian King
Ian King

Wow, just....wow....reinforces the nomenclature of the greatest generation!!!! Fly high our angel of freedom!❤

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laernulieNlaernulieNlaernulieN
laernulieNlaernulieNlaernulieN

"well, I'd rather die from falling than being burned alive" - lands in the snow, unharmed! 😎

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Potato Smasher
Potato Smasher

That note was a nice touch lol

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blu drunken cyclop
blu drunken cyclop

Pov: you just clutched with a bucket of powdered snow

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da potatoe
da potatoe

He was just a rookie trooper and he surely shook with fright They check off his equipment and made sure his pack was tight He had to sit and listen to those awful engines roar YOU AINT GONNA JUMP NO MORE!

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Dixie Reqt
Dixie Reqt

Well terminal velocity is about 120 mph. The trees probably slowed him enough that the snow just catches him instead of smashing him.

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Wajeeh Guro
Wajeeh Guro

Me testing if there is fall damage in FPS games:

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Maarchalk
Maarchalk

Cannot believe he did this at 21, well guess I still got some years to do the same

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Beluga
Beluga

@Potato Smasher yes

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Potato Smasher
Potato Smasher

You’ve still got some years to jump from a plane without a parachute. What luck! :)

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ANTIMATTER
ANTIMATTER

They knew no one he told would believe him so they gave him a certificate. Nice guys

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sparrow
sparrow

Only if my gunners in war thunder were this durable

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T4M Sim Racer 81
T4M Sim Racer 81

My grandpa was shot down in ww2 in the pacific and was stranded at sea for 3 days.

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