US fighter pilots praise Harry's expert handling of Afghan air strikes

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London, Mar 24 : British royal Prince Harry has been praised by American fighter pilots for the way he handled air strikes in Afghanistan.

On his very first task, Harry ordered two American F-15 Strike Eagles to take out an enemy trench line with 500lb bombs.

USAF Captain Ben Donberg, who led the pair of two-seater F15s, said the young royal for showing "extraordinarily high skill" in coordinating the attacks.

"It was a standard troops-in-contact call and we checked in with him. His accent didn't give him away because we're used to working with the British," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"But the item that did stand out at the time was the extraordinarily high skill of the person coordinating the attack."

"In fact everybody in that sortie, all four of us, once we got down, we all commented on the proficiency and the skill he was providing us."

The American pilots only learned that they had been conversing with the third-in-line after his evacuation from the country, four weeks ahead of schedule.

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