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BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 274 Member
How many of these stories have died, never to he told


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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,445 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #2
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,854 Senior Member
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,825 Senior Member
    I saw that story on some WWII documentary! Very cool story, not all the Germans were NAZIs. 
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    One Big Al1 said:
    I saw that story on done WWII documentary! Very cool story, not all the Germans were NAZIs. 
    Not all Nazis were were without honor either..

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    One of my favorite stories from that era was the P-51 that chased an ME109 through the legs of the Eiffel Tower...must have been a hell of a dogfight...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,251 Senior Member
    BamaakII said:
    How many of these stories have died, never to he told


    ROGER THAT!

    I've been digging into my late grandfather's history in B26's with the 17th B.G. over the Mediterranean, and made decent headway at it, but yeah, the official narratives and unit war diaries tell you a bit, but it's not what only resided in the heads of guys who mostly didn't talk about it afterwards.

    I'm finding I'm having massively mixed reactions to this one.  Politics, patriotism, and happiness that our guys came home on one hand, yes, but knowing what our bombers were doing to that ME-109 pilot's homeland on a daily basis, he would have been RIGHTFULLY shot for dereliction of duty.  Enemy bombers are sort of like black widow spiders - you stomp on them automatically first, then think about what you did.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
    Ways to avoid being bombed by one of the most powerful weapons ever devised: A democracy's air force:

    1) Do not put in power delusional madmen in uniforms.

    2) Don't invade with your armed forces your nieghbors.

    That's all I have. My wife's uncle was killed as a toddler by German bombers when the Luftwaffe intentionally attacked a Red Cross-marked refugee camp WAY behind the combat area during the invasion of France, so our sympathies for the driving force behind the Wehrmatch juggernaut trampling its way through Europe is little, despite the fact that -oh, the irony- my brother is married to probably the grandaughter of some of those in the receiving side of the Allied bombs (Will have to discuss this in the future with her). Wive's 2 grandads were also "guests" of the fine Nazi work camp system, and later one of them had to break his back cleaning their mess in Dunkerke to make a meager living for his family since in a wasted Europe there was little to do.

    War is hell....don't start it!
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    The site is buggered again.  I now have to respond to every thread in order to make them update for me, otherwise they will disappear into lala land...  :/
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,087 Senior Member
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