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….But for every such moment that belonged in the hall of shame, there were many that fit the hall of fame. Let us examine some that involved true small arms.
In World War I, at least one and probably more episodes occurred in which pistol shots were fired in plane-to-plane dogfights that resulted in downing an opposing aircraft. This is not surprising, considering the fragile, fabric-skinned biplanes of the period. One of Gen. George Patton’s most famous exploits during World War II was standing in plain sight and firing his pistol to slide lock at a German plane that was coming directly toward him on a strafing run. Similar things had happened earlier at Pearl Harbor.
Electrician’s Mate Third Class Jack White, aboard the USS New Orleans at the height of the battle, made an observation that well defines the role of a .45 service pistol…
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