August 14, 1942

1942:       When Lt Elza Shahan ferries his P-38 to England, he spots a German FW-200 Condor near Iceland. Shahan turns and shoots the Condor down, becoming the first American Army pilot to shoot down a German plane in World War II. (P-38s shown at Iceland, where Shahan completed his WWII service).

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