I just thought some of you WarThunder pilots might like to hear about the real thing.  My buddies Grandfather just received France's Legion of Honor medal, he survived 96 missions and once had his tail shot off by a tank.  I was lucky enough to watch all of his gun film footage when my buddy made a documentary of him twas awesome. We also had their log book and if you read between the lines it told quite a story. Check him out on Youtube Harry Hardy.

An awesome Q&A  http://www.burnabynow.com/community/i-was-one-of-the-lucky-ones-1.1771907

If you have any interest in WW2 Air operations check out this youtube presentation he gave in 2006 He carried a box camera with him the whole time and these vids show quite a few of them as he explains them. (3 parts) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G23UB-QUdac