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namvet
04-22-2014, 03:52 PM
most of us have seen this photo. more likely the vid

http://i59.tinypic.com/2v9z09d.jpg

one of the biggest finds. we've all seen the dramatic video of that B-24 Liberator that lost its left wing. it appears now, with the help of islanders its been found. in Palau


http://vimeo.com/30621160

and a son is reunited with his long lost dad


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej5FqMfL7CY

almost 80,000 US MIA's remain. about 70,000 from WW2

aboutime
04-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Namvet. Great story. And this doesn't even mention the thousands of B-17 crews that were intentionally sent over Germany without fighter protection. Most young Americans today have little, if any idea about the great toll of life WWII took on the U.S.A.

But then. Ask them about SNOOP DOG's last hit, or Miley's excuse for not showing up, and that's HISTORIC for them.

namvet
04-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Namvet. Great story. And this doesn't even mention the thousands of B-17 crews that were intentionally sent over Germany without fighter protection. Most young Americans today have little, if any idea about the great toll of life WWII took on the U.S.A.

But then. Ask them about SNOOP DOG's last hit, or Miley's excuse for not showing up, and that's HISTORIC for them.

in the EU they are uncovering and digging up a lot of those to. and german to as well as construction moves forward. they are unearthing more and more. in Palau they also found this F4U cosair, looks in good condition. a possible rebuild

http://i60.tinypic.com/ivy8nq.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/vexett.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2ug0yll.jpg

aboutime
04-22-2014, 08:01 PM
in the EU they are uncovering and digging up a lot of those to. and german to as well as construction moves forward. they are unearthing more and more. in Palau they also found this F4U cosair, looks in good condition. a possible rebuild

http://i60.tinypic.com/ivy8nq.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/vexett.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2ug0yll.jpg



Amazing finds. That reminded me of George HW. Bush who flew a Dauntless (I think), and watched kamikazi's attack our ships while he floated around, waiting to be rescued by a sub.
Those pilots back then had STEEL...Not IRON, Not Aluminum, but STEEL running through their bodies. Thanks for the photos.

namvet
04-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Amazing finds. That reminded me of George HW. Bush who flew a Dauntless (I think), and watched kamikazi's attack our ships while he floated around, waiting to be rescued by a sub.
Those pilots back then had STEEL...Not IRON, Not Aluminum, but STEEL running through their bodies. Thanks for the photos.

actually AT, Bush flew the TBM avenger. he was shot down over chichi Jima during the Iwo Jima fight. he claims he rowed for his life because Japanese were after him. the OIC on chichi was later acused of eating the livers of downed pilots. they caught his ass after the war and he swung for it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh72XctOv5M

aboutime
04-25-2014, 02:57 PM
actually AT, Bush flew the TBM avenger. he was shot down over chichi Jima during the Iwo Jima fight. he claims he rowed for his life because Japanese were after him. the OIC on chichi was later acused of eating the livers of downed pilots. they caught his ass after the war and he swung for it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh72XctOv5M

Thanks for the correction namvet. Don't know where I got Dauntless from. Nother brain fart???

Little-Acorn
04-25-2014, 04:52 PM
I always thought that the video of the B-24 getting its wing blown off, happened over the Ploesti oil refinery in Rumania. But now, looking at the background in that video, the "ground" doesn't look very refinery-like to me. Looks more like some heavily treed islands, sorta like Palau.....

Was it definitely in Palau?

aboutime
04-25-2014, 05:00 PM
I always thought that the video of the B-24 getting its wing blown off, happened over the Ploesti oil refinery in Rumania. But now, looking at the background in that video, the "ground" doesn't look very refinery-like to me. Looks more like some heavily treed islands, sorta like Palau.....

Was it definitely in Palau?


Little-Acorn, and Namvet. I have the DVD collection of all 26 weeks of VICTORY AT SEA. And when you look at them. Many photo's, and films from the 2nd W.W. present (in black and white), countless views of such things.
The Music for Victory At Sea has always been number One for me.
Hope everyone enjoys this:

http://youtu.be/7jw-2RCwOLc

namvet
04-25-2014, 05:30 PM
I always thought that the video of the B-24 getting its wing blown off, happened over the Ploesti oil refinery in Rumania. But now, looking at the background in that video, the "ground" doesn't look very refinery-like to me. Looks more like some heavily treed islands, sorta like Palau.....

Was it definitely in Palau?

funny i thought so to. but you can clearly see the islands below. and it fell to the Palau's. I suspect it was Peleliu island since that's where the main fight was and bombers and fighters provided support.

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-peleliu

namvet
04-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Little-Acorn, and Namvet. I have the DVD collection of all 26 weeks of VICTORY AT SEA. And when you look at them. Many photo's, and films from the 2nd W.W. present (in black and white), countless views of such things.
The Music for Victory At Sea has always been number One for me.
Hope everyone enjoys this:

http://youtu.be/7jw-2RCwOLc

i have the collection to. the music score was by Richard Rogers and The RCA Victor Orchestra. i think that was released in 51 or 52. as a kid i watched it with my late dad and uncle. they had it on film. remember the ole pull down screens???

but in 73 a more detailed version of it came out called the world at war. I have that to. released by the imperial war mueseum in England. over the years they collected far more info. old photos, video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5wXx5zn4P8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XWgwd3NQh5w

aboutime
04-25-2014, 06:52 PM
i have the collection to. the music score was by Richard Rogers and The RCA Victor Orchestra. i think that was released in 51 or 52. as a kid i watched it with my late dad and uncle. they had it on film. remember the ole pull down screens???

but in 73 a more detailed version of it came out called the world at war. I have that to. released by the imperial war mueseum in England. over the years they collected far more info. old photos, video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5wXx5zn4P8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XWgwd3NQh5w


Same for me. Every Saturday with my late Dad, watching Victory at Sea. One of the reasons I wanted to go in the navy. With JFK's PT-109 story.
The WORLD AT WAR is once again being shown pretty often on the MILITARY CHANNEL.
Detailed more than VAS. And the Music is memorable too.
Guess WE OLD SAILORS never FADE AWAY. Like McARTHUR said about Old Soldiers.

namvet
04-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Same for me. Every Saturday with my late Dad, watching Victory at Sea. One of the reasons I wanted to go in the navy. With JFK's PT-109 story.
The WORLD AT WAR is once again being shown pretty often on the MILITARY CHANNEL.
Detailed more than VAS. And the Music is memorable too.
Guess WE OLD SAILORS never FADE AWAY. Like McARTHUR said about Old Soldiers.

of course I don't get the militay channel. wish i did. I went because dad and uncle said so. period. they served in the USN In WW2. so it was that ole family tradition. :salute: