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Did You Know: To provide vital #oil across the English Channel after the #DDay landings, within months secret #pipelines were unwound from massive spools to reach French ports.
Following the #DDay invasion– June 6, 1944 – Allied forces would need vast quantities of #petroleum to continue the advance into #Europe. Allied leaders also knew that petroleum tankers trying to reach French ports would be vulnerable to #Luftwaffe attacks...
A top-secret “Operation #PLUTO” – Pipe Line Under The Ocean – became the Allied strategy. It would fuel victory with #oil production from the #USA petroleum industry. The secret pipeline mission used a popular #WaltDisney character for its logo. #OOTT
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This is a noteworthy change: new #Luftwaffe Heron TP #drone pilots will not need to have flown manned systems before, and while they will train to do so during their course, they will not get a licence and thus not fly manned systems in parallel.
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So far, Luftwaffe #drone pilots were certified to also fly other Luftwaffe aircraft, and did do so. Thus, they were never drone pilots only; even those who primarily flew drones retained their licenses. [1]
This meant that in the German air force, drone pilots - contrary to other countries' armed forces - did not become a completely separate new class of soldiers. This is likely to change now. [2]
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