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    Midway Movie (2019)

    I can thoroughly recommend the new 2019 movie Midway to those who are interested in the subject. I am a person who studies the subject. At this point, I have read probably more than fifteen books...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/09/j...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/09/joesm-1.jpg


    One of eleven from my youth, most of which came from a guy who got tired of them.
    This one was my own first one. I tracked down a...
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    Remembering Sergeant Pilot Henry Archer "Harry"...

    Remembering Sergeant Pilot Henry Archer "Harry" Womack Jr., RCAF
    Spitfire Pilot
    Feb. 3, 1919-July 1, 1941
    Age 22
    Johnson City, Tennessee
    Buried: ...
  4. Yup. Lot's of nice planes down the road. Bob

    Yup. Lot's of nice planes down the road.


    Bob
  5. We've got two reproductions that are airworthy...

    We've got two reproductions that are airworthy and an original that isn't but is completely original living down the road.
    ...
  6. In the '80s they regularly flew into NAS Oceana...

    In the '80s they regularly flew into NAS Oceana Neptune Festival Air Show in Virginia, USA. I always thought they were one of the most unique aircraft on the tarmac and the little crew entrance...
  7. To my recording engineer's ears it mostly sounds...

    To my recording engineer's ears it mostly sounds like the difference between a radial and a V12 engine. Each has its attractions. The radial in this case idles at a lower speed giving it a...
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    Good advice. If you can't find a M1 gunsmith up...

    Good advice. If you can't find a M1 gunsmith up North, try Gus Fisher in Virginia. He's kind of the last word in Garands.


    Bob
  9. INJ Aircraft Carrier Kaga Sunk in the Battle of Midway Found

    This find is really exciting: This week, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Petrel, in conjuntion with the U.S. Navy, released the news that they had found and photographed the IJN aircraft carrier...
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    Raised roads. Holland? The Island? Bob

    Raised roads. Holland? The Island?

    Bob
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    Wasn't there a short-live camo experiment with...

    Wasn't there a short-live camo experiment with one division at Normandy? Like two weeks and then it was withdrawn because they looked too much like the enemy? I ask because the architecture...
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    I grew up on the larger Coleman white gas camp...

    I grew up on the larger Coleman white gas camp stoves and lanterns. Every so often you had to give them a few pumps to keep them going. Great stoves!



    Bob
  13. Thread: War movies

    by Bob Womack
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    Hardy Kruger, interesting case. Raised by ardent...

    Hardy Kruger, interesting case. Raised by ardent Nazis, recruited into the Hitler Youth at thirteen and then conscripted into the Wehrmacht sixteen in 1944, and the 38th SS Division Nibelungen in...
  14. Thread: War movies

    by Bob Womack
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    Not set before but... Battle of Britain Tora...

    Not set before but...

    Battle of Britain
    Tora Tora Tora
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Great Raid
    The Man Who Never Was
    Twelve O'Clock High
    Darkest Hour
  15. It just hits me as a cautionary thing. He's...

    It just hits me as a cautionary thing. He's looking at the plans and thinks they might tried too much in one action and/or perhaps thinks the plan has become over-dependent on too many breaks going...
  16. The exchange is really strange. During planning...

    The exchange is really strange. During planning for Market-Garden Browning was told he would have to hold the Arnhem Bridge two days to which he replied they could hold it for four days. After the...
  17. As I understand it the term was originated by...

    As I understand it the term was originated by General Fredrick 'Boy' Browning, who led I Airborne from Nijmegen.



    Bob
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    Still have the P38 from my last box. Wasn't the...

    Still have the P38 from my last box. Wasn't the larger one the P51?



    Bob
  19. Could be POW trustees being used to winkle out...

    Could be POW trustees being used to winkle out stragglers.


    Bob
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    Is that the pound cake in a can behind him? One...

    Is that the pound cake in a can behind him? One thing that was edible in C-rats.



    Bob
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    Roi-Namur? Part of the Kwajalein Atoll . Bob

    Roi-Namur? Part of the Kwajalein Atoll .


    Bob
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    Notice that it is a Springfield rifle that was...

    Notice that it is a Springfield rifle that was sent TO Winchester and the receipt was sent back to Springfield.


    Bob
  23. Because it took place across the International...

    Because it took place across the International Date Line, the Battle of Midway has been described as the only one in history where the planes took off today to bomb yesterday and landed tomorrow. ...
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    Planning to use them and nothing out front but...

    Planning to use them and nothing out front but bad guys?


    Bob
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    The local Spit Mk.IX...

    The local Spit Mk.IX
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/08/15spit1-1.jpg

    This one was built at the Castle Bromwich Factory near Birmingham in December of 1943. It flew bomber escort...
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