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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 12
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2012-12-07 08:53:59 AM  
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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 08:53:57 AM  
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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 08:21:33 AM  
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What a beer drinkers P-38 might look like...

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2012-12-07 01:24:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:42:06 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:27:26 AM  
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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 09:36:11 AM  
1 votes:
I see the baby killer comments have already started. Stay classy libs.
2012-12-07 09:36:10 AM  
1 votes:
"Cyclone" Davis.

Sounds like someone not to be messed with.

I salute your dedicated service, sir.
2012-12-07 08:54:04 AM  
1 votes:

chooktah: baby killer.


0/10.
2012-12-07 08:48:18 AM  
1 votes:
220, 221. Whatever it takes.
2012-12-07 08:35:33 AM  
1 votes:
He flew 122 different planes, and 220 combat sorties.

Sounds like he got shot down a lot.
2012-12-07 08:15:47 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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