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  1. Thread: Glider Film

    by Bob Womack
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    What strikes me about it is how ungainly the...

    What strikes me about it is how ungainly the gliders were, despite the fact that the land field was just about perfect. It's amazing that they had as decent a record as they had! Think about the...
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    There were the Wildcats and Brewster Buffaloes of...

    There were the Wildcats and Brewster Buffaloes of VMF-221 on Midway itself led by Floyd B. Parks. Some of Parks pilots were fresh out of training. When a rag-tag bunch of Wildcats culled from other...
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    And to you as well! Bob

    And to you as well!


    Bob
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    The real "Rupert." Bob

    The real "Rupert."


    Bob
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    In my humble option this movie is far more...

    In my humble option this movie is far more accurate and believable than the 1976 film. There is no back-story drama to speak of and there aren't a bunch of fictional characters. They tell the story...
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    There were lovely CGI Wildcats. Bob

    There were lovely CGI Wildcats.


    Bob
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    Jim was a steady hand. Bob

    Jim was a steady hand.


    Bob
  8. M24 Chaffee. Korea? Bob

    M24 Chaffee. Korea?


    Bob
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    Funny story about a friend of mine who was a...

    Funny story about a friend of mine who was a broadcaster: His Marine unit went ashore on Tarawa the first day and most were killed but someone up the line saw to it that he didn't go ashore until it...
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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: ...
  13. Yup. Lot's of nice planes down the road. Bob

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


    Bob
  14. 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.
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  15. 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...
  16. 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
  18. 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
  22. 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...
  23. 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
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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