- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 6, 2016

During World War II, tensions between Brits and U.S. soldiers led to the popular complaint that the latter were “overpaid, overfed, oversexed and over here.” Some 71 years later, aviation legend Chuck Yeager still thinks the Brits were, and remain, under-appreciative of the sacrifice of American soldiers and airmen.

The 93-year-old World War II fighter ace — most famous for breaking the sound barrier in 1947 — blasted the Brits recently on his verified Twitter account, the London Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

The retired brigadier general has recently undertaken the habit of giving unvarnished, sometimes humorously so, answers to virtually any question submitted him by followers.

“When one follower noticed he seemed to have a negative attitude towards the British, and asked him why that was the case, Gen Yeager replied: ‘Arrogant. Nasty to Americans when we were over there saving them. Nasty when I visited a few years ago — wanted a whole lot for nothing,’” the telegraph quoted Mr. Yeager.

Of course, something of a Twitter storm followed as others engaged the old fighter ace, who stuck to his guns. “A simple thank you will do,” insisted Mr. Yeager, adding in another tweet all he wants to hear from the average Brit is “sorry those people behaved badly to you. Thank you for helping us.”

 

 

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