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Gerald Watling : Spitfire944 is one of most interesting video's that I have seen in a long long time, and I am 90years of age, and there has been some very interesting things shown on YouTube.

herecalico : That was so good to see. Loved it.

Southern Brisbane Nerf Club : Into WW2 Germany, no guns, no escort. Nothing to shoot with but a camera. Biggest. Balls. Ever!

William Rance : You take a young American, barely out of college, you give him a wonderful plane, tell him to fly out to Berlin, take some pictures and fly back again! Alone, and, without guns! He did all that thousands of miles from his own back yard - in someone else's domain. No amount of medals could reward that true gentleman of the skies, his honest courage and integrity shines through, his down-home American ideal a credit to himself and the American people. Great respect from a Brit.

Jamie Webb : You sir, are a hero. On behalf of all of England and every other allied countries, thank you.

Third Dimension Jewellery : Love that expression on his face when he realizes he's watching himself! Great documentary.

cokoladka cz : how he said that sentence " i always flew unarmed....and alone...." respect sir !

NickRatnieks : What a great guy! " Any pilot should fly a Spitfire at least once!"

David Smart : That was one of the best videos I've ever seen on YouTube. Bravo!!! (subscribed)

DAvenport 3-2614 : Congratulations to Lt. Col. Colonel John S. Blyth USAF on 1 MILLION YouTube views of SPITFIRE 944 since May !

smokes knight77 : Truly a remarkable story, and a remarkable gentleman! As a Brit I salute you sir and thank you for your service

Carmel Pule' : I was born in Malta and I knew the war as a child. I owe my life to people like this gentleman as many more do. The year is 2016, It is late, but , Sir, I salute you, and thank you

Bill Cassidy : Those guys really were the greatest generation.  I'm so glad you found him so he could see this.

Pitt Brad : Hey man i couldn't stop grinning when i saw the reaction of this veteran on the footage of his belly landing! .... jesssusss over Germany without guns, this is truly a hero ..... respect, humongous respect!.

SONGSTICKS : SUPERB !! I've always loved the spitfire and I used to live near Bradwell where he landed once. An old fella in Southminster my Mum knew, used to take a horse and cart loaded with vegetables from the farm to Bradwell airfield for the pilots kitchens. One day he arrived just as a spitfire was coming in all shot to pieces, glass smashed, no wing tips etc and it came in on it's belly. When the pilot got out, he marched across the field in a stiff legged way and shouted.. "The bastards nearly got me that time" It was Douglas Bader :0)

SW6 : One brave man among many who helped to win the war against Nazi tyranny. Respect from a brit.

Gigagannet : "Any pilot should fly a Spitfire at least once" What a fantastic documentary. Brilliant. Well Done!!

Sgt Steel : 13:43 that was the sweetest Aeroplane, any pilot should fly a Spitfire at least once!! Loved that bit

Martin Padfield : So much to admire here; the pilot's incredible detailed memory and obvious professionalism. But what blows me away - he was 18. EIGHTEEN for Petes sake. Great documentary - deserves to do really well. 

Gary Tarr : Excellent video . Thanks to the few American pilots who flew with no guns and no escorts . Luckily he was flying the best aircraft ever built. It proves to some American deniers ( Wilbur Finnigan ; Mark Park et al ) that Spitfires DID fly to Berlin and back !!!!

Ned Friedman : This video is AMAZING. I am fascinated with WWII history so this is so cool. Ironically, General Dixon is my great grandfather, I am so glad I found this video. 

Robert Hill : Lt. Col Blyth came to speak to our Cascade Warbirds group at the Historic Flight Foundation museum back in October of 2013. Great storyteller and an overall fantastic person. My group asked me to build a detailed model of his PR.XI in 1/48 scale which I did. He actually cried when I presented it to him!

Andy M : 643 people don't like it?? Are those North Korean viewers?

AussieAlex : That pilot has balls to do that without guns or bullet-proof glass. The spitfire was a real marvel for it's time, probably kept him alive. Good man with a kind heart it seems.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan : Spitfire and Mosquito, what fantastic planes they are.

John C Gibson : Spitfire in Blue looks hot.

megatwingo : Very interesting and moving. Thumbs up from Germany!

Mark Horton : The best Youtube video I have seen in a long time.

Gary Tarr : WOW , Now over 2 million views , congratulations , wonderful video show . Particularly love Colonel Blyth's comment "every pilot should fly a Spitfire once" Great man and a great hero .

Balu : I love how you can still see a hint of the young man's smile as soon as he sees himself.

Anthony Groucutt : Well that was really Fantastic .just love that footage .and the story really well Done Im now 76 and have lots of RAF books on WW2 Fighter Pilots . I really appreciate that Story and film footage

Fredster 007 : Excellent documentary, very moving...Those were brave young men that saved us from tyranny, and kept us free!They are now passing on one by one...I sure hope we can come up with more like them.

CrystalEmerald Diamond : What a great story.  Thanks for sharing.

Richard Fickess : This is probably one of the best videos I have ever watched.  So touching and what a great inspiring video.  Love to see our heroes smile years later after their service to our country.

adriancarabajal : Excellent job, you must be very proud!!, I saw the face of that gentleman when you show him the movie and his eyes lighted up!

Carlos Reyes : Inspirational! brought both a smile and a few tears after watching. Well done boys!

mistral55 : Heartwarming.. Top respect from the UK sir.. :)

Heather E : Thank you for sharing this video.  My grandfather is a WWII vet, and I enjoyed watching this video with him.  Unfortunately, he is hard of hearing and the closed captioning is ... well, not right ... at all.  I am just letting you know so maybe you/YouTube could address the incorrect portions so other vets who may be hard of hearing can enjoy this video, too.  Just an idea.  Thanks again! 

moyadapne : I'll never understand human nature...595 dislikes. My father flew Spits in the Middle East and Burma. Loved his Q for Queenie. 

Ramana Murthy : Awsome and breathtaking film. Thanks for sharing a piece of history.

Diver6106 : Great for an old veteran to see his contributions appreciated. But it never mentioned the unit he flew with? My dad did photo recon with the 25th BG flying Mosquitos. A lot of people don't know that U.S. pilots flew Mosquitos either. Yah, recon was striped down unarmed planes flying fast and low.

18tangles : Great bloke there should be more like him

Jack French : Congrats to one of our True American heroes!

Cinnamanster A : "Any pilot should fly a Spitfire at least once." Yeah! What he said! Lets do that!

h̶o̶h̶? : Damn this hero is so brave and courageous like.... Who would go to an enemy territory unarmed and had no escort... Respect for your sir!

bobdixon : What a guy! Wonderful documentary... thanks for posting. Amazing story.

Kevin Travis : What great young men, very brave like all the PR pilots US and RAF alike. Nice to see his reaction to the film.

RC Enduros : Excellent video! I didn't know they flew those unarmed missions in spitfires either.   Blyth is one hell of a flyer

RCflyingfun : Awesome job, I am so glad that people are now taking the time to honor these veterans. To Mr. Blythe, Thank You for your service.

Glenn Parker : Watching him realise it was him being filmed was cool