27 Jan '16 18:50>
Originally posted by Duchess64It would probably be a different story if they were both in a literal foxhole with bullets flying aiming for them. Their chances for survival would be better with two defenders than one, as if in one scenario, the white fighter hated the black comrade so much he killed him so he wouldn't have to fight with him so would probably think better of that idea if it had come into his head. 'Nah, not right now, I'll off him after things cool off''.
"..because someone was trying to kill them and they would be instant brothers ..."
Not necessarily. During the Second World War, there was an incident involving a USAAF
unit (segregated) of black pilots (the Tuskegee airmen). A white South African pilot in the RAF
(who seemed extremely racist even by white South African standards) was h ...[text shortened]... .
Even decades later, surviving black American pilots spoke with bitterness about the incident.