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  1. I've been trying to decide whether or not I see...

    I've been trying to decide whether or not I see an op rod handle. :D


    Bob
  2. Lefty? Bob

    Lefty?


    Bob
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    Exactly how many guys CAN you fit on an M-10? ...

    Exactly how many guys CAN you fit on an M-10?


    Bob
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    What is interesting in that excellent shot is...

    What is interesting in that excellent shot is that BOTH Pegasus Bridges are in the shot. The original that was removed to make way for expansion is now on shore can be seen right under the nose of D...
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    This thread is closed. You folks know better...

    This thread is closed. You folks know better than to turn a discussion into a food fight. Be nice or it will be closed.

    Bob Womack
    Milsurps Moderator
  6. The memorials yesterday were held at an...

    The memorials yesterday were held at an embarkation location and emphasized the launch of the invasion. The memorials today were held at the location of the landings and emphasized that.


    The...
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    The campus where I work used to have free access...

    The campus where I work used to have free access to the traps that led to roofs. One day we had the Vice President of the United States visit the adjacent conference center. Leading up to the visit...
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    All this plus John Wayne. Bob

    All this plus John Wayne.


    Bob
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    To quote Winston Churchill, "Madam, all babies...

    To quote Winston Churchill, "Madam, all babies look like me."


    Bob
  10. Thanks for your kindness! Bob

    Thanks for your kindness!


    Bob
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    My father was a bit of a pioneering fellow. He...

    My father was a bit of a pioneering fellow. He and his team developed methods for detecting marijuana plants from the air for the CIA through infrared photo spectrometry back in the '60s. The plane...
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    The guy on the left looks like the actor who...

    The guy on the left looks like the actor who played Frank Perconte on Band of Brothers, James Madio.

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    That movie is shown every day on the hangar deck...

    That movie is shown every day on the hangar deck of USS Yorktown CV-10 at Patriot's Point in Charleston, SC. She's a nice display, if you ever get the chance to visit.


    Bob
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    Looks like a B-17B, which is interesting because...

    Looks like a B-17B, which is interesting because the ones that were purchased by Britain were C models. Even the Cs were considered by Boeing and the Army Air Corps to a "proof of concept," not...
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    Well, now. We've had a great discussion but let...

    Well, now. We've had a great discussion but let us remember that the forum excludes discussions of politics in order to prevent the predictable brew up. Thanks!



    All the best,


    Bob
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    By the way, "A Wing and a Prayer," the book by...

    By the way, "A Wing and a Prayer," the book by Harry Crosby, group navigator of the 100th Bomb Group (Bloody 100th) is a very, very good read.

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    The little Japanese tanks may have been the only...

    The little Japanese tanks may have been the only armor the bazooka could can-open.


    Bob
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    My father was beginning to go bald when, as a...

    My father was beginning to go bald when, as a young lad, he was discharged from the Navy after WWII. By the early '60s he was doing field experiments on a boat and needed protection from the sun. ...
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    Looks like a scene from The Great Raid (on...

    Looks like a scene from The Great Raid (on Cabanatuan).


    Bob
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    I love the B-17! What a reliable plane is was....

    I love the B-17! What a reliable plane is was. And you are right: The thunder of its radials is a wonderful thing. The first time I saw one fly I was walking across the parking lot at work right...
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    Whoever the guy is who is being taken into...

    Whoever the guy is who is being taken into captivity in the first pic, the troops look pretty doubtful about him. SS?



    Bob
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    Might be "Firecracker" who was on the Tang or the...

    Might be "Firecracker" who was on the Tang or the seaman they had on Barb.


    Bob
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    And coveralls. Tankers? Bob

    And coveralls. Tankers?



    Bob
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    Thank you Badger! Bob

    Thank you Badger!


    Bob
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    Looking at the boat, it's lines seem to best fit...

    Looking at the boat, it's lines seem to best fit the 26' Utility Boat. High bow, low stern. Capacity of 25 men. MORE. Browse the boat types, HERE.



    Bob
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