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Old 6th November 2021, 07:45
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Re: Use of alcohol and drugs by aircrew?

I have also found that SLdr Wally McLeod RCAF was disciplined for regular drunkenness when on his rest tour in 1943 but also Ray Hesselyn, Ken Charney and Johnny Plagis (fellow Malta aces) developed an alcohol dependency post war. Whether this was PTSD or the more common result of no longer experiencing the thrill of combat and combating boredom I cannot say. I believe Sldr John Mungo Park of 74 Squadron also was drinking heavily before he was killed in 1941. The american ace Bill Whisner was disciplined more than once for his drunken outbursts.
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Old 28th November 2021, 21:16
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Re: Use of alcohol and drugs by aircrew?

somewhat off topic: Valerio Borghese, on p.90 of "Sea Devils", (Italian Original: Decima Flottiglia MAS), writes the Italian crew of the maiale/pig manned torpedoes were fortified "with three tablets of Simpamine and a spoonful of Dextropur...as well as an injection of kidney tissue" for their attack on Gibraltar. What would be the benefit of the kidney tissue?
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Old 28th November 2021, 21:35
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Re: Use of alcohol and drugs by aircrew?

The Norman Ohler book 'Blitzed' in really excellent on this subject

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blitzed-Dru...8131671&sr=8-2
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Old 8th December 2021, 17:15
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Re: Use of alcohol and drugs by aircrew?

Some of the survivors of Merril's marauders in India after their operation got out of control drunk on a drink called "Bullfight Brandy" which was laced with marajuana. I don't know of any other US military personel in the CBI drank it.

Drug use was widespread in the US military during the later Vietnam war period late 1960s -1970s

Korean war ace M.J. Fernadez was KIC 17 Oct 1980 on Grand Bahama Island flying a plane load of Marajuana. see:
AAHS Journal Winter 1982 Volume 27 No 4 pages 316-318 and wiki
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Old 19th May 2022, 13:20
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Luftwaffe use of Pervitin 1940

Hi guys

Apparently, the drug Pervitin was found in the remains of a crashed Luftwaffe aircraft in the South of England in 1940.

Do we know exactly which incident?

Excuse my ignorance if previously discussed.

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Old 19th May 2022, 13:34
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Re: Luftwaffe use of Pervitin 1940

Make a search and you will find previus discussions.
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Old 19th May 2022, 19:30
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Re: Luftwaffe use of Pervitin 1940

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Thanks for nothing! Your response is becoming all too familiar on this Forum.

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Re: Luftwaffe use of Pervitin 1940

https://thesecuritydistillery.org/al...are-in-1939-45
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Old 19th May 2022, 20:20
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Re: Luftwaffe use of Pervitin 1940

Thanks Ed

I have a copy of Ohler's book but that doesn't exactly answer my enquiry.

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Old 19th May 2022, 20:46
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Re: Luftwaffe use of Pervitin 1940

Pervatin was the most common drug in all the Medical Kits. Not sure of this exact report/incident, but it was not unique, as every Luftwaffe aircraft would have had some onboard.



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