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(Salt Lake Tribune)   WWII fighter pilot story. On patrol over Hawaii on Dec. 7, and finished the war leading a flight of 62 P-38's on a raid over Japan the day Nagasaki was bombed. He flew 122 different planes, and 220 combat sorties. Got bugs on the windscreen here   (sltrib.com) divider line 59
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2012-12-07 02:06:50 AM
So what! John Wayne made 13 films during WWII and sold war bonds.
 
2012-12-07 06:41:49 AM
CSB time.
I used to work in a nursing home just for Veterans. There were from all branches, all theaters and all conflicts.
There was only one Pearl Harbor survivor. He was involved in the actual combat, not just there. He never talked about it, but the guys who actually saw any kind of combat rarely did.
Any way early one December 6, he had a heart attack and was sent to the hospital.He died the next afternoon, on December 7.
Doing a little math I figured that the time he died coincided with the time frame of the attack.
Yeah..that was weird.
 
2012-12-07 07:43:15 AM
Yeah, Buddy never got over Macho Grande.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-07 07:50:22 AM
Ah, yes: December 7th. You know winter is coming because there is a nip in the air.

/Window seat, please.
 
2012-12-07 07:54:07 AM

dittybopper: Ah, yes: December 7th. You know winter is coming because there is a nip in the air.

/Window seat, please.


You owe me another cup of coffee. French Press.
 
2012-12-07 07:59:32 AM
i26.photobucket.com
bottle opener!!!
 
2012-12-07 08:04:13 AM
The day after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and four days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Davis - by then a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 8th Fighter Group - led 62 P-38 planes that dropped napalm on Kumamoto.

"The two big bombs got their attention, and my 62 P-38s brought them to the table," he says.


Okay pops. Whatever you say. You know what? I think I'll walk to work today. Yeah. That's probably the bus off in the distance. Might be FedEx. You never know.
 
2012-12-07 08:09:30 AM

Onkel Buck: [i26.photobucket.com image 319x134]
bottle opener!!!


HORRYWOOOOD!
 
2012-12-07 08:10:23 AM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

I survived the war making movies. It was difficult. Sometimes you had to be up before dawn and the studio car wasn't a limo on account of the gas rationing. And they were training films. They don't give Oscars to the guy who was Syphilis Suffer Number 5. And I should know. I played Army Doctor to Syphilis Sufferer Number 5. But the funny thing was, he really had syphilis.
 
2012-12-07 08:15:47 AM

Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 107x182]

I survived the war making movies. It was difficult. Sometimes you had to be up before dawn and the studio car wasn't a limo on account of the gas rationing. And they were training films. They don't give Oscars to the guy who was Syphilis Suffer Number 5. And I should know. I played Army Doctor to Syphilis Sufferer Number 5. But the funny thing was, he really had syphilis.


Number of things Obama made: 0 - Just another leech lawyer, stealing from the rest of us, getting by on the color of his skin.
 
2012-12-07 08:16:15 AM
Climb Mount Niitaka!
 
2012-12-07 08:21:33 AM
What a beer drinkers P-38 might look like...

i1125.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-07 08:31:09 AM
baby killer.
 
2012-12-07 08:35:33 AM
He flew 122 different planes, and 220 combat sorties.

Sounds like he got shot down a lot.
 
2012-12-07 08:39:22 AM
The Germans should have known better than to bomb Pearl Harbor.
 
2012-12-07 08:41:28 AM

Harry Freakstorm: The day after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and four days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Davis - by then a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 8th Fighter Group - led 62 P-38 planes that dropped napalm on Kumamoto.

"The two big bombs got their attention, and my 62 P-38s brought them to the table," he says.

Okay pops. Whatever you say.


No, he was right: The 62 P-38s brought them to the table, because we had destroyed their ability to open canned goods.

upload.wikimedia.org

They needed the P-38s if they were going to open the canned tuna.
 
2012-12-07 08:48:18 AM
220, 221. Whatever it takes.
 
2012-12-07 08:53:57 AM
You people are a bunch of freaking nancy boys. Nutless bloody wonders all you that make snide comments about this man's bravery and dedication.

"And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here; and hold their manhoods cheap while any speaks that fought with us."

Men with no honor are not men and men that do not honor men with honor are worse than the cockscum of a swine.
 
2012-12-07 08:53:59 AM

cretinbob: He never talked about it, but the guys who actually saw any kind of combat rarely did.


I know many combat veterans, who've served in every conflict from WWII up to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the one universal constant I've seen is that the more shiat they've seen, the less they talk about it.
 
2012-12-07 08:54:04 AM

chooktah: baby killer.


0/10.
 
2012-12-07 08:58:40 AM

Frogfoot: You people are a bunch of freaking nancy boys. Nutless bloody wonders all you that make snide comments about this man's bravery and dedication.

"And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here; and hold their manhoods cheap while any speaks that fought with us."

Men with no honor are not men and men that do not honor men with honor are worse than the cockscum of a swine.


ridelifebmx.com
 
2012-12-07 09:02:26 AM

Babwa Wawa: Yeah, Buddy never got over Macho Grande.


3 posts in. Nice job. How foolish I was to hope I'd be first.
 
2012-12-07 09:03:36 AM

chooktah: baby killer.


He was an abortionist too?! Wow, what a busy guy!
 
2012-12-07 09:16:54 AM
Obviously not George Zip.
 
2012-12-07 09:28:37 AM

Sinclair.laker: What a beer drinkers P-38 might look like...

[i1125.photobucket.com image 850x637]


That is awesome. My grandfather used to make biplanes and mid-wing monoplanes out of beer cans similar to that. He was also a WWII vet, Seabee on Okinawa.

Other grandfather flew bombers. Started in B-26s and finished in B-24s, 63 missions in the 24s. Only guy to survive the last flight. They got chewed up by a couple Zeros, nose gear gave out on landing, planes cartwheeled over it nose. Finished off everyone who wasnt already dead, except him. Spent the rest of his days with a metal rod holding his leg together.


clyph: cretinbob: He never talked about it, but the guys who actually saw any kind of combat rarely did.

I know many combat veterans, who've served in every conflict from WWII up to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the one universal constant I've seen is that the more shiat they've seen, the less they talk about it.


This too. Dad was in Vietnam. Only thing he will say about it is that watching the groups of tracked 8 inch howitzers fire at night was impressive.
 
2012-12-07 09:36:10 AM
"Cyclone" Davis.

Sounds like someone not to be messed with.

I salute your dedicated service, sir.
 
2012-12-07 09:36:11 AM
I see the baby killer comments have already started. Stay classy libs.
 
2012-12-07 10:17:06 AM

clyph: cretinbob: He never talked about it, but the guys who actually saw any kind of combat rarely did.

I know many combat veterans, who've served in every conflict from WWII up to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the one universal constant I've seen is that the more shiat they've seen, the less they talk about it.


Just not to you. To each other, all the time.
 
2012-12-07 10:27:56 AM
Dropping napalm on a civilian city. How that's some hardcore shiat. We were so much more ruthless back then.
 
2012-12-07 10:35:14 AM
The first newspaper I worked at, my boss was a WWII hero also. But his brother... He was an entirely different story. He was the leading Marine Corps flying ace of WWII (26 confirmed kills), Medal of Honor recipient, who went on to be Governor of South Dakota. He also was the first commissioner of the American Football League, and hosted "The American Sportsman" on television. Then he served two terms as president of the National Rifle Association.

Can you name him?
 
2012-12-07 10:44:51 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The first newspaper I worked at, my boss was a WWII hero also. But his brother... He was an entirely different story. He was the leading Marine Corps flying ace of WWII (26 confirmed kills), Medal of Honor recipient, who went on to be Governor of South Dakota. He also was the first commissioner of the American Football League, and hosted "The American Sportsman" on television. Then he served two terms as president of the National Rifle Association.

Can you name him?


Sadly I had to google it, but I come up with Joe Foss.
 
2012-12-07 10:52:31 AM

Keeve: Sadly I had to google it, but I come up with Joe Foss.


Yup. TSA at Sky Harbor airport tried to take his Medal of Honor away from him, as they thought it was a weapon. I met him once. I worked for both his brother and his son. They were both people that I could look up to.
 
2012-12-07 11:10:35 AM

Sultan Of Herf: Sinclair.laker: What a beer drinkers P-38 might look like...

[i1125.photobucket.com image 850x637]

That is awesome. My grandfather used to make biplanes and mid-wing monoplanes out of beer cans similar to that. He was also a WWII vet, Seabee on Okinawa.

Other grandfather flew bombers. Started in B-26s and finished in B-24s, 63 missions in the 24s. Only guy to survive the last flight. They got chewed up by a couple Zeros, nose gear gave out on landing, planes cartwheeled over it nose. Finished off everyone who wasnt already dead, except him. Spent the rest of his days with a metal rod holding his leg together.


clyph: cretinbob: He never talked about it, but the guys who actually saw any kind of combat rarely did.

I know many combat veterans, who've served in every conflict from WWII up to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the one universal constant I've seen is that the more shiat they've seen, the less they talk about it.

This too. Dad was in Vietnam. Only thing he will say about it is that watching the groups of tracked 8 inch howitzers fire at night was impressive.


Say hi to your dad for me.

= Lived with SP artillery in the central highlands=
 
2012-12-07 11:20:17 AM

Baelz: Dropping napalm on a civilian city. How that's some hardcore shiat. We were so much more ruthless back then.


The heap of smouldering meat that used to be a Pakistani wedding party that may have had a Taliban sympathizer somewhere in the meat pile would like a word.

Oh, wait, they can't have a word. They are all dead.

"Ruthless" is joysticking people to death from half a world away. "War" is when the other side can at least send up small arms fire at a guy in a plane. And can hear him coming.
 
2012-12-07 11:24:38 AM

cretinbob: Doing a little math I figured that the time he died coincided with the time frame of the attack.


I don't doubt this for a moment. There are statistical studies that show a tendency for death dates to be associated with significant anniversaries. Men tend to die before their birthdays, women after. Although you can't stave off the Big Sleep forever, you can evidently have some say in exactly when you go.
 
2012-12-07 11:27:26 AM

Valiente: Baelz: Dropping napalm on a civilian city. How that's some hardcore shiat. We were so much more ruthless back then.

The heap of smouldering meat that used to be a Pakistani wedding party that may have had a Taliban sympathizer somewhere in the meat pile would like a word.

Oh, wait, they can't have a word. They are all dead.

"Ruthless" is joysticking people to death from half a world away. "War" is when the other side can at least send up small arms fire at a guy in a plane. And can hear him coming.


Says someone who has clearly never seen war.

/a fair fight is for suckers
 
2012-12-07 11:42:06 AM

Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 107x182]

I survived the war making movies. It was difficult. Sometimes you had to be up before dawn and the studio car wasn't a limo on account of the gas rationing. And they were training films. They don't give Oscars to the guy who was Syphilis Suffer Number 5. And I should know. I played Army Doctor to Syphilis Sufferer Number 5. But the funny thing was, he really had syphilis.


FYI - the following is about Former President Ronald Reagan.....
April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa
Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937
Ordered to active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.
May 15, 1942, assigned to 18th Army Air Force Base Unit in Culver City, California.
January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is The Army at Burbank, California.
Promoted to captain on July 22, 1943
January 1944, Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive. He was re-assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of World War II.
Separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.

By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF.
(BTW - The AAF was the Army Air Force, now the U.S. Air Force.)
 
2012-12-07 11:46:30 AM

Frogfoot: You people are a bunch of freaking nancy boys. Nutless bloody wonders all you that make snide comments about this man's bravery and dedication.

"And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here; and hold their manhoods cheap while any speaks that fought with us."

Men with no honor are not men and men that do not honor men with honor are worse than the cockscum of a swine.


Good for you, Frogfoot! I was thinking the same thing.... sort of..... but not as polite.
 
2012-12-07 11:54:36 AM
Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 107x182]

I survived the war making movies. It was difficult. Sometimes you had to be up before dawn and the studio car wasn't a limo on account of the gas rationing. And they were training films. They don't give Oscars to the guy who was Syphilis Suffer Number 5. And I should know. I played Army Doctor to Syphilis Sufferer Number 5. But the funny thing was, he really had syphilis.

FYI - the following is about Former President Ronald Reagan.....
April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa
Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937
Ordered to active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.
May 15, 1942, assigned to 18th Army Air Force Base Unit in Culver City, California.
January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is The Army at Burbank, California.
Promoted to captain on July 22, 1943
January 1944, Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive. He was re-assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of World War II.
Separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.

By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF.
(BTW - The AAF was the Army Air Force, now the U.S. Air Force.)


And the AAF never had air conditioned tents with cable TV.
 
2012-12-07 11:56:00 AM

chooktah: baby killer.


Oh, and the Nazis and Japanese weren't baby killers? Check your history. Check out the crimes those people did to POWs and innocent civilians. Their atrocities don't come anywhere near anything we did. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Had the war gone on for any length of time, more people would have died... on both sides... than the dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
2012-12-07 12:04:48 PM

Huntceet: = Lived with SP artillery in the central highlands=


I currently live with BP artillery in my basement.
 
2012-12-07 12:07:57 PM

devildog123: Valiente: Baelz: Dropping napalm on a civilian city. How that's some hardcore shiat. We were so much more ruthless back then.

The heap of smouldering meat that used to be a Pakistani wedding party that may have had a Taliban sympathizer somewhere in the meat pile would like a word.

Oh, wait, they can't have a word. They are all dead.

"Ruthless" is joysticking people to death from half a world away. "War" is when the other side can at least send up small arms fire at a guy in a plane. And can hear him coming.

Says someone who has clearly never seen war.

/a fair fight is for suckers


The line I didn't add read along the lines of "Not that I object to any practice that leads to more dead humans".

"Fair" doesn't enter into that equation, but "fight" doesn't traditionally include non-combatant civilians of a titular ally, either. The way Saudi Arabia and Israel have attacked America, etc.
 
2012-12-07 12:08:11 PM
chooktah: baby killer.

Oh, and the Nazis and Japanese weren't baby killers? Check your history. Check out the crimes those people did to POWs and innocent civilians. Their atrocities don't come anywhere near anything we did. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Had the war gone on for any length of time, more people would have died... on both sides... than the dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Your logic...it isn't.
 
2012-12-07 12:13:36 PM

Harry Freakstorm: The day after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and four days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Davis - by then a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 8th Fighter Group - led 62 P-38 planes that dropped napalm on Kumamoto.

"The two big bombs got their attention, and my 62 P-38s brought them to the table," he says.


I like this guy.
 
2012-12-07 01:24:08 PM
Witness: Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn't handle it.
Prosecutor: Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?
Witness: Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it, and he went to pieces.
Prosecutor: *Andy* went to pieces?
Witness: No. Andy was the navigator. He was all right. Buddy went to pieces. It was awful how he came unglued.
Prosecutor: *Howie* came unglued?
Witness: Oh, no. Howie was a rock, the best tailgunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued.
Prosecutor: And he bailed out?
Witness: No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
Prosecutor: Then Howie survived?
Witness: No, 'fraid not. We lost Howie the next day.
Prosecutor: Over Macho Grande?
Witness: No. I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande
 
2012-12-07 01:29:17 PM

telejester: chooktah: baby killer.

Oh, and the Nazis and Japanese weren't baby killers? Check your history. Check out the crimes those people did to POWs and innocent civilians. Their atrocities don't come anywhere near anything we did. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Had the war gone on for any length of time, more people would have died... on both sides... than the dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Your logic...it isn't.


Just do your homework. I did.
 
2012-12-07 01:47:40 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 107x182]

I survived the war making movies. It was difficult. Sometimes you had to be up before dawn and the studio car wasn't a limo on account of the gas rationing. And they were training films. They don't give Oscars to the guy who was Syphilis Suffer Number 5. And I should know. I played Army Doctor to Syphilis Sufferer Number 5. But the funny thing was, he really had syphilis.

Number of things Obama made: 0 - Just another leech lawyer, stealing from the rest of us, getting by on the color of his skin.


Well, gee, thanks for bringing politics into a WWII thread!

Asshat.
 
2012-12-07 01:54:16 PM

olliepat: telejester: chooktah: baby killer.

Oh, and the Nazis and Japanese weren't baby killers? Check your history. Check out the crimes those people did to POWs and innocent civilians. Their atrocities don't come anywhere near anything we did. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Had the war gone on for any length of time, more people would have died... on both sides... than the dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Your logic...it isn't.

Just do your homework. I did.


So Chinese don't count then?
 
2012-12-07 03:09:56 PM
Thanks to Catch 22, however, he never did convince the shrinks that he was insane. ; )
 
2012-12-07 03:15:59 PM

Medic Zero: So Chinese don't count then?


Try to short-change one. You'll see how good they count.
 
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