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2012-08-30 08:16:51 AM
www4.registerguard.com
"oops"
 
2012-08-30 08:21:08 AM
We would also have accepted the "Followup" tag.

/this is, in fact, a repeat from 1944.
 
2012-08-30 08:46:52 AM
Retaliation for attacking Pearl Harbor.
 
2012-08-30 09:04:41 AM
the explosion blew out windows, caused some rooftops to catch on fire, and half of one house to collapse

Good job.
 
2012-08-30 09:04:49 AM
Why not Argentina? I thought that's where Adolf and his merry band of sociopaths escaped to
 
2012-08-30 09:06:23 AM
Thankfully it doesn't seem that it will impact Oktoberfest.
 
2012-08-30 09:06:53 AM
Experts decided it was not possible to make the device safe because of its unusual fuse, which operated by means of a chemical reaction...

Unexploded bombs are becoming more dangerous by the day through material fatigue as a result of aging and through erosion of safety elements in the trigger mechanisms."


Wow, that is scary, you have a situation where you could be living above a bomb where if the layer of whatever that separates the chemicals erodes the thing blows you to hell.
 
2012-08-30 09:07:10 AM
E-O-mother farking- D!

Keep em safe boys.
 
2012-08-30 09:08:04 AM
That'll teach those filthy Italians who's boss!

imageshack.us
 
2012-08-30 09:10:40 AM
A Sergeant in motion outranks a Lieutenant who doesn't know what's going on.

An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.
 
2012-08-30 09:11:27 AM
Detonated on porpoise!?! Egads!

www.animal-wallpaper.org
 
2012-08-30 09:11:44 AM
Thanks, Bombama
 
2012-08-30 09:14:12 AM
Hey! This is 2012. I expect my bombing of Munich to be in HD!
 
2012-08-30 09:15:21 AM
But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?
 
2012-08-30 09:15:30 AM
It does happen sometimes. A few years ago one of my lecturers showed up complaining that Hitler had made him late for work. Seems that an unexploded bomb from the Blitz had been found that morning in East London.
 
2012-08-30 09:19:32 AM
www.midnightreview.co.uk

Vas is dast?
 
2012-08-30 09:21:10 AM
BombED, subby. Bombed.
 
2012-08-30 09:21:35 AM

abhorrent1: the explosion blew out windows, caused some rooftops to catch on fire, and half of one house to collapse

Good job.


c.cslacker.com
 
2012-08-30 09:22:03 AM

Foundling: Hey! This is 2012. I expect my bombing of Munich to be in HD!


I saw the bombing of Munich in theaters when it came out in 2005.

/I keed, I keed 
 
2012-08-30 09:23:48 AM

farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?


Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.
 
2012-08-30 09:25:59 AM
So it goes.

/I know, wrong city.
 
2012-08-30 09:26:12 AM
repeat
 
2012-08-30 09:26:27 AM
 
2012-08-30 09:27:44 AM
Gives an interesting snapshot into what it may have been like 70 or so years ago when they were raining down all around.
 
2012-08-30 09:30:14 AM

farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?


This was war, not a political gambit.
Everything was fair game.

/If we still fought wars like this, we'd win more often.
/Or blow the planet up. That is a distinct possibility.
 
2012-08-30 09:35:20 AM

devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.


American bombers did have "precision" bombsights in WWII, but that was relative -- and it required the bomber to fly level for something like 30 seconds in order to calibrate it, which is rather difficult when you're getting shot at. So they did try to target specific military or industrial facilities and avoid civilian targets, until nearly the end of the war. The British were less squeamish about just firebombing German cities outright, since the Germans did the same to them.
 
2012-08-30 09:37:35 AM

Arkanaut: devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.

American bombers did have "precision" bombsights in WWII, but that was relative -- and it required the bomber to fly level for something like 30 seconds in order to calibrate it, which is rather difficult when you're getting shot at. So they did try to target specific military or industrial facilities and avoid civilian targets, until nearly the end of the war. The British were less squeamish about just firebombing German cities outright, since the Germans did the same to them.


I wish we still fought wars with the intention to win them, instead of just fight to a draw. Its better in the long run.
 
2012-08-30 09:38:01 AM

Rhames: c.cslacker.com


I never would have understood that first one if someone hadn't put it in handy motivational poster format.
 
2012-08-30 09:44:43 AM
A German doctor from Oberbayern I knew some years ago told me that he was shanghaied into the Luftwaffe in 1944 when he was 15 years old. They put him on a flak crew manning an 88 under a fanatical Nazi who would order them to stay at their posts no matter how close the bombs were hitting. During one American bombardment in early 1945 a nearby bomb explosion spit out a spinning whirling plate of jagged metal that cut the fanatical Nazi guy in half right at his waistline. The crew immediately abandoned their posts and ran for a shelter. I think his experiences as a 15 year old boy loading an 88 during carpet bombings really made an impression on him. He seemed to remember it like it was yesterday.

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2012-08-30 09:45:39 AM

Arkanaut: devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.

American bombers did have "precision" bombsights in WWII, but that was relative -- and it required the bomber to fly level for something like 30 seconds in order to calibrate it, which is rather difficult when you're getting shot at. So they did try to target specific military or industrial facilities and avoid civilian targets, until nearly the end of the war. The British were less squeamish about just firebombing German cities outright, since the Germans did the same to them.


To be fair, we did our fair share of bombing the crap out of Japanese cities and civilians. After all, we did vaporize two cities with a single bomb each...
 
2012-08-30 09:48:21 AM
systemsoperational.com

That must have really sapped the karma ratings for those EOD techs at the site.

/really?
//I'm the first?
///you all suck at this intarwebz thing
 
2012-08-30 09:48:24 AM

devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.


Seriously agreed... Do you know how many industrial cities were bombed specifically because their factories were producing weapons and other war equipment? Considering that, how many of the people working in those factories were military? I'm thinking almost zero...
You think your average Stormtrooper knows how to build a tank (or install a toilet main)?

This may be the first time I ever got to use Stormtrooper with a duel reference.
 
2012-08-30 09:50:17 AM
funcorner.eu
 
2012-08-30 09:50:35 AM

Headso: Experts decided it was not possible to make the device safe because of its unusual fuse, which operated by means of a chemical reaction...

Unexploded bombs are becoming more dangerous by the day through material fatigue as a result of aging and through erosion of safety elements in the trigger mechanisms."


Wow, that is scary, you have a situation where you could be living above a bomb where if the layer of whatever that separates the chemicals erodes the thing blows you to hell.


They (farmers) in Belgium and Northern France are still digging up bombs and shells from WWI and those have been there shy of 100 years. It's odd to think that, but munitions from WWi and WWII are still killing people.

They just found one in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam a few days ago. Not sure if it was German or Allied,
 
2012-08-30 09:55:41 AM

there their theyre: Arkanaut: devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.

American bombers did have "precision" bombsights in WWII, but that was relative -- and it required the bomber to fly level for something like 30 seconds in order to calibrate it, which is rather difficult when you're getting shot at. So they did try to target specific military or industrial facilities and avoid civilian targets, until nearly the end of the war. The British were less squeamish about just firebombing German cities outright, since the Germans did the same to them.

To be fair, we did our fair share of bombing the crap out of Japanese cities and civilians. After all, we did vaporize two cities with a single bomb each...


Yeah, that's what I meant by "nearly the end of the war" -- i.e. when Curtis LeMay took over.

IMO though, the atomic bomb saved millions of people that would have been killed or starved if there was an Allied invasion of Japan. And imagine if the Soviets took over Hokkaido and northern Honshu? Fuhgeddaboutit.
 
2012-08-30 09:57:42 AM
550 lb? Meh.

Google "SS Richard Montgomery" to see the 10,000,000 lb bomb that nobody's dared touch for 68 years...

/ no, really
 
2012-08-30 09:59:24 AM

stanhapsburg: Germany bombs Amsterdam. And Warsaw.


Don't forget Danzig.
 
2012-08-30 10:03:26 AM

Arkanaut: there their theyre: Arkanaut: devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.

American bombers did have "precision" bombsights in WWII, but that was relative -- and it required the bomber to fly level for something like 30 seconds in order to calibrate it, which is rather difficult when you're getting shot at. So they did try to target specific military or industrial facilities and avoid civilian targets, until nearly the end of the war. The British were less squeamish about just firebombing German cities outright, since the Germans did the same to them.

To be fair, we did our fair share of bombing the crap out of Japanese cities and civilians. After all, we did vaporize two cities with a single bomb each...

Yeah, that's what I meant by "nearly the end of the war" -- i.e. when Curtis LeMay took over.

IMO though, the atomic bomb saved millions of people that would have been killed or starved if there was an Allied invasion of Japan. And imagine if the Soviets took over Hokkaido and northern Honshu? Fuhgeddaboutit.


Agreed, you thing Best Korea is bad? Think about how Best Japan would be.
 
2012-08-30 10:04:53 AM

opiumpoopy: 550 lb? Meh.

Google "SS Richard Montgomery" to see the 10,000,000 lb bomb that nobody's dared touch for 68 years...

/ no, really


That's great, I may have to go and see it, and throw stones at it, but why don't they just blow it up? I'm sure a torpedo or bomb could detonate it all and end the danger posed... for a while.
 
2012-08-30 10:09:34 AM

canyoneer: During one American bombardment in early 1945 a nearby bomb explosion spit out a spinning whirling plate of jagged metal that cut the fanatical Nazi guy in half right at his waistline.


I love a story with a fanatical Nazi being sliced in half by a spinning plate of jagged metal. Do you have any more?
 
2012-08-30 10:09:50 AM
What I loved most was watching the explosion cloud morph into the shape of a poodle at the end of the video.
 
2012-08-30 10:11:38 AM
I recently saw the show "Danger: UXB" on DVD, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2012-08-30 10:13:19 AM
Anyone have pics of the US photobombing Munich?
 
2012-08-30 10:16:12 AM

Arkanaut: devildog123: farkityfarker: But I thought that America only targets military targets and not civilians.

Have I been lied to?

Back in the 40's, hitting the CITY you were aiming at was considered precision bombing. Plus, in a total war scenario, civilians are most likely working towards the war effort, thus making them legitimate targets.

American bombers did have "precision" bombsights in WWII, but that was relative -- and it required the bomber to fly level for something like 30 seconds in order to calibrate it, which is rather difficult when you're getting shot at. So they did try to target specific military or industrial facilities and avoid civilian targets, until nearly the end of the war. The British were less squeamish about just firebombing German cities outright, since the Germans did the same to them.


In many cases and only lead bombers would have a bombsight, the rest of the formation would just watch for the signal and flip their switch too. Throw in flak and well, yeah.

/"Serenade to the Big Bird" should be required required reading for HSers.
 
2012-08-30 10:16:38 AM
Our bombing campaign was excellent.

Our OSS espionage and infiltration was better.

img52.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-30 10:24:59 AM

dstanley: We would also have accepted the "Followup" tag.

/this is, in fact, a repeat from 1944.


This. I would have gone with "not a repeat from 1941 through 1945".
 
2012-08-30 10:28:56 AM
For some of us, that's more real than not. I prefer a neighborhood planet where that doesn't happen. 

fark.upi.com 

Or this.
 
2012-08-30 10:35:54 AM

Gordon Bennett: I love a story with a fanatical Nazi being sliced in half by a spinning plate of jagged metal. Do you have any more?


No, the other thing that this fellow seemed to remember quite clearly was the smell of dead and burning people wafting through Munich after the bombardments. I imagine he had pretty disturbing dreams all his life. His wife (also a doctor) mentioned the fear and terror they all felt in their little Oberbayrisch village when the first heavily-armed and combat-seasoned American "shock troops" pulled into town at the end of the war, and how roughly they treated the inhabitants at first.

But she had nothing but praise and admiration for the American occupation thereafter. They were all amazed at how the Americans, rather than punishing the people for the war, instead sent care packages and food and clothing, especially for the children - care packages sent by ordinary American citizens in addition to the official aid and supplies. I think they expected something quite different.

www.dw.de

Interestingly, these older Bavarians blamed it all on the "Fishhead" northerners and Prussians, while the Northern Germans I spoke with blamed it all on the Austrians and Bavarians. Tribalism reigns supreme everywhere and always.
 
2012-08-30 10:40:31 AM
I love how it's too much goddamn trouble to actually report on the address in question. Jeezus modern news reports suck.
 
2012-08-30 10:41:30 AM

Marine1: [systemsoperational.com image 418x235]

That must have really sapped the karma ratings for those EOD techs at the site.

/really?
//I'm the first?
///you all suck at this intarwebz thing


awesome game, loved that part, was cool to do it at night.
 
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