The Night a RAF Training Pilot Rammed a Nazi Bomber Out of the Sky

August 18, 1940 a RAF pilot was training in an unarmed plane when he was attacked during the battle of Britain. He countered by ramming the Germans, killing all as he sacrificed himself.

[Nazis] caught sight of the [RAF Avro] Anson flown by Sgt Hancock and gave chase. Reports from ground observers at the time say that the German plane turned towards the Anson and its front gunner opened fire on it. They also say that Hancock turned off his landing lights and slowed his plane, allowing the German aircraft to overfly him. Then, once the Heinkel’s pilot was committed to the manoeuvre, Hancock climbed, ramming the German plane out of the sky.

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