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  1. 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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    The local Corsair, an FG-1D Corsair, the...

    The local Corsair, an FG-1D Corsair, the different designation showing that it was built by Goodyear under license from Chance-Vought.
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    Just a point of information, the Posse Comitatus...

    Just a point of information, the Posse Comitatus laws that prevent use of the Army or Air Force against the civilian populace don't cover any of the other services, including the National Guard, who...
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    Guys, whatever the feud is that is going on here,...

    Guys, whatever the feud is that is going on here, cut it out.


    Bob
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    You know, it is amazing how much info is out...

    You know, it is amazing how much info is out there. For years I read books about the Battle of Midway that had pictures and the captions could get no more specific than, "Unidentified pilot...
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    Like being in a bomber during a pass by fighters....

    Like being in a bomber during a pass by fighters. There was literally nothing between you and the bullets.


    Bob
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    We've got a complete one living right up the road...

    We've got a complete one living right up the road in a museum.



    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/08/07buzz-1.jpg


    They leave the dress cover off of the guidance package for...
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    According to THIS...

    According to THIS, a TWL is a Truppenwirtschaftslager or Troop Supply Depot, a sub-depot which was located in occupied areas or near the frontiers of Germany to distribute supplies from the main...
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    Somewhere near München?

    Bob
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    Yep. The last time he came over to my house I...

    Yep. The last time he came over to my house I brought out my Garand and he smiled and said, "Now, that is what I shot sharpshooter on." Now, this is a man who personally owned a 1903, Kar88, and M1...
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    My father shot first in his class and earned the...

    My father shot first in his class and earned the Sharpshooter award at Great Lakes induction center in, I think, '43, using the Garand. Would that have been a 7.62 or a 30-06 Garand, do you suppose?...
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    Panzer II? Bob

    Panzer II?


    Bob
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    First off, I realize this is a seized German...

    First off, I realize this is a seized German vehicle. That said, with all the new types being cranked out by the allies throughout the war and the seized vehicles, I wonder if the typical G.I. was...
  16. I bet they got paid back handsomely after the...

    I bet they got paid back handsomely after the war. I worked in a Georgia fire department set on a mountain where we regularly had to fight brush fires. Through some surplus program we had ended up...
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    Weapons, a pictorial history book by Edwin Tunis,...

    Weapons, a pictorial history book by Edwin Tunis, features a drawing of a sharpshooter with an M2 carbine sporting a very similar night scope lash-up on p.142. Hilariously, just now when I went to...
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    First words from the moon: "Contact light." ...

    First words from the moon: "Contact light."


    Bob
  19. I know, I know. They are everywhere, but I bought one anyway.

    I've been watching these for years looking for a deal and I finally found one. We are talking about the Sperry Mk.1B artificial horizons removed from British military aircraft and made into book...
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    Hey! Didn't you guess from the Islands used to...

    Hey! Didn't you guess from the Islands used to call that "window?"


    Bob
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    My best advice is to poke around cities with Navy...

    My best advice is to poke around cities with Navy installations for optical repair benches. I happen to live in an area with a large Navy base. When my father needed a pair of WWII U.S. Army M17...
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    You can't miss it...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/07/lead_720_405jpgmod1533691805-1.jpg


    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/07/southoftheborder1-1.jpg


    Bob
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    And we thank you for you efforts! Bob

    And we thank you for you efforts!


    Bob
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    Or, how many men can you stuff on a Sherman with...

    Or, how many men can you stuff on a Sherman with full gear before you bog down?


    Bob
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    The thing to remember here is that he eventually...

    The thing to remember here is that he eventually lost both engines. At that point you are in a so-so glider and have spent a good amount of time and flight energy trying to diagnose the problem. ...
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