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    Happy Birthday! :cheers:

    Happy Birthday! :cheers:
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    This discussion went too far OT and was moved to...

    This discussion went too far OT and was moved to the new, dedicated World War II thread here.
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    That activity was described by Eugene Sledge in...

    That activity was described by Eugene Sledge in his personal account of the war published as With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa (1981) and graphically depicted in the HBO series The Pacific. ...
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    Because of the insignia for the 28th:...

    Because of the insignia for the 28th:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/28th_Infantry_Division_CSIB.png

    And during the fierce battles in the Hürtgen Forest, those troops were...
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    Well if he was on a ship at Okinawa then he...

    Well if he was on a ship at Okinawa then he observed or experienced hundreds of kamikaze attacks for sure! It would be good to know what ship he was on and what his job was.
    And if he was the...
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    :) I wasn't there either, but what actually...

    :) I wasn't there either, but what actually occurred is well-documented and beyond dispute.
    Check out this classic documentary series Crusade in the Pacific Part 6: The Navy Holds - 1942 here to...
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    If he was in the Army or Marines he couldn't have...

    If he was in the Army or Marines he couldn't have been at both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. If he was in the Navy, the U.S. 5th Fleet was present at both.
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    Cape Ecnomus, 256 BC, Battle of the Masts, AD 654...

    Cape Ecnomus, 256 BC, Battle of the Masts, AD 654

    The Battle of the Philippine Sea June 1944. The largest aircraft carrier battle in history, involving fifteen U.S. fleet and light carriers, nine...
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    Neither were they at Coral Sea, dizz, trust me....

    Neither were they at Coral Sea, dizz, trust me. Carrier groups like those at Coral Sea included accompanying destroyers and cruisers and they did not face off either. Coral Sea is well known for...
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    Boyington was also one of the original Flying...

    Boyington was also one of the original Flying Tigers! [I love them --and it's the only reason the P-40 makes my list.] It's pretty remarkable that he survived being shot down into the Pacific Ocean...
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    That would actually be the Battle of the Coral...

    That would actually be the Battle of the Coral Sea which preceded it by about a month.

    Did you see the recent Midway film that came out last Fall? It's available to rent or stream now and I...
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    :laugh: Yeah the background equipment, transport,...

    :laugh: Yeah the background equipment, transport, excellent supply nets and logistics, for sure. Taking it one step further, I'd say all of our awesome factories and all the women who worked in...
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    It absolutely was, and William Shirer wrote as...

    It absolutely was, and William Shirer wrote as much in his seminal book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It prompted his famous line to the generals when he first proposed Operation: Barbarossa...
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    Well armed and armored, it was practically a...

    Well armed and armored, it was practically a flying brick and opposing fighters usually had the initiative but most of the time it could survive their first shot.

    The A-26 was a superb tactical...
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    Pretty sure we're talking about the same thing,...

    Pretty sure we're talking about the same thing, bud, but it was called "Dogfights" and aired on the History Channel from 2006-2008. Read about it here. The episode about P47s can be seen here. The...
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    So did Darien Gordon, and Ray Crockett went to...

    So did Darien Gordon, and Ray Crockett went to the Chefs.
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    Happy Birthday! :cheers:

    Happy Birthday! :cheers:
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    We may see Wolfe again in 2021 when we host the...

    We may see Wolfe again in 2021 when we host the Ravens.
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    Thanks, so he was in the ETO, interesting. With...

    Thanks, so he was in the ETO, interesting. With the tragic loss of two brothers killed, and as an army medic dealing with blood and guts and probably losing a lot of guys, I can see why he probably...
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    My mother is from Finland and my grandfather was...

    My mother is from Finland and my grandfather was a lieutenant in the Finnish Army, in intelligence.

    He fought in The Winter War of 1939/1940 when the Soviet Union invaded Finland after the Finns...
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    Happy (belated) Birthday! :cheers:

    Happy (belated) Birthday! :cheers:
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    Happy Birthday! :cheers:

    Happy Birthday! :cheers:
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    That's pretty cool! That plane could take an...

    That's pretty cool! That plane could take an enormous amount of punishment. Did you ever watch the show "Dogfights"? These were computer animated recreations of air battles set to interviews and...
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    We're counting on you!

    We're counting on you!
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    All of the P for "pursuit" designations were...

    All of the P for "pursuit" designations were renamed to F shortly after the war since functionally there's really not much of a difference.

    My faves:

    Fighters (in no order):

    P-40 B,E, and...
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