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CaptQuint wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:55 am The video is cropped on the bottom here on UJ. Reddits native player is weird
ah. that makes sense.
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Jack Conger’s F4U Corsair taken from the bomb bay of a B-24. He is credited with shooting down ten aircraft and was awarded the Navy Cross for ramming a Japanese fighter with his Wildcat after he ran out of ammo over Guadalcanal.
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:lol:

Man what a tough job.
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Charliesheen wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:44 pm :lol:

Man what a tough job.
If you ever go to the Army subreddit on reddit the recruiter stories are some of the best
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CaptQuint wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:46 pm
Charliesheen wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:44 pm :lol:

Man what a tough job.
If you ever go to the Army subreddit on reddit the recruiter stories are some of the best
when i was in high school i was thinking about joining the army. anyway, one night i met a guy that had just gotten out of the army and in the course of the conversation, he told me that if he ever got his hands on the recruiter that got him to enlist, he would kill him.
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Animal wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:50 pm
CaptQuint wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:46 pm
Charliesheen wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:44 pm :lol:

Man what a tough job.
If you ever go to the Army subreddit on reddit the recruiter stories are some of the best
when i was in high school i was thinking about joining the army. anyway, one night i met a guy that had just gotten out of the army and in the course of the conversation, he told me that if he ever got his hands on the recruiter that got him to enlist, he would kill him.
Not an uncommon story


https://old.reddit.com/r/army/comments/ ... you_about/
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CaptQuint wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:52 pm
Animal wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:50 pm
CaptQuint wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:46 pm
Charliesheen wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:44 pm :lol:

Man what a tough job.
If you ever go to the Army subreddit on reddit the recruiter stories are some of the best
when i was in high school i was thinking about joining the army. anyway, one night i met a guy that had just gotten out of the army and in the course of the conversation, he told me that if he ever got his hands on the recruiter that got him to enlist, he would kill him.
Not an uncommon story


https://old.reddit.com/r/army/comments/ ... you_about/
Right up top of that I found "42A"

Wondering what that was in the army, I of course googled, and:

https://www.facebook.com/usawtfm/posts/ ... 588008606/
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My dad was a Navy pilot. He used to say any landing you could walk away from was a good landing. Any landing you could walk away from and reuse the plane was a really good landing. Any landing you could walk away from and reuse the plane right away was a really really good landing.

He also said take offs were optional, landings were mandatory.
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USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) prepares to launch its air wing during the Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944. In the background the carrier USS White Plains (CVE-66) is straddled by 14-inch gunfire from the Japanese battlegroup.
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HOUSTON — The Battleship Texas Foundation has announced where and who will be repairing the historic battleship.

The battleship will be repaired at Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation’s Galveston shipyard. With the help of the Battleship Texas Foundation and Valkor Energy Services, Gulf Copper recently acquired a floating drydock capable of lifting the ship out of the water for necessary and extensive hull repairs. The dreadnought has been docked at the San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site in La Porte since 1948."Commissioned in 1914 as the most powerful weapon in the world, the Battleship Texas is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. She is the last surviving dreadnought as well as the only battleship in existence today that fought in both World War I and World War II," Battleship Texas Foundation says.

Seamen watched the historic flag raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima from its decks.BTF said the new drydock acquisition was a critical milestone in Battleship Texas’s $35 million hull repair project.

The location of the yard in Galveston also significantly reduces risk since the tow is both in sheltered waters and the distance is shorter than other potential options. The Battleship Texas is projected to enter the Gulf Copper’s new Galveston drydock in the second quarter of 2022, per BTF, after it’s made ready for the battleship.

BTF operates the Battleship Texas under a 99-year memorandum of understanding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which owns the battleship. In 2019, the state’s legislature passed SB-1511, directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife to enter a 99-year lease with a qualified nonprofit to operate the ship. In that same session, state lawmakers appropriated $35 million to fund the hull repair of the Battleship Texas.In 2020, the Battleship Texas Foundation sought proposals for the selection of a new home for the historic battleship. The current berth at the San Jacinto State Historic Site could not financially support the Battleship’s annual maintenance costs.

Resolve Marine Group was contracted in 2020 to prepare the Battleship Texas for tow by BTF and Valkor. BTF, Resolve and Valkor worked for six months to reduce the amount of water leaking into the Battleship Texas by installing more than 750,000 gallons of expanded foam. This reduced the leak rate from 2,000 gallons per minute to under 20 gallons per minute, allowing the ship to be safer to tow.
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Catapults on board the Omaha class light cruiser USS Milwaukee, Jan 1931. Planes are Vought O2U-1 Corsair, although introduced in 1926 many were still in service at the outbreak of WW2. Also known for being the planes used to attack King Kong in the original 1933 film.
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CaptQuint wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:38 pm [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk2V1eRH7jo&t[/media]
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A carrier pigeon being released from a port-hole in the side of a tank near Albert, 9 August 1918. It's a Mark V tank of the 10th Battalion, Tank Corps attached to the III Corps during the Battle of Amiens.
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A Liberator B Mk VI of No 37 Squadron RAF after being hit by a pair of 1000lb bombs dropped by another B-24 during a mission over Italy, 1945. Remarkably the only injuries were to the radio operator who was wounded by fragments from the aircraft; the dorsal turret gunner was flung out of his turret by the force of the impact but otherwise unharmed.
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French Army gun crew with their Canon de 12 La Hitte Mle1859 – a rifled 26-pounder – c.1870 in the Franco-Prussian
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An F2H explodes after striking the deck edge of USS Oriskany (CV-34), 1954. The aircraft crumpled and slid to a halt while the central fuel tank (at right) continued forwards down the flight deck. The pilot, Lt. F. J. Repp, escaped the crash unharmed.
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An F2H explodes after striking the deck edge of USS Oriskany (CV-34), 1954. The aircraft crumpled and slid to a halt while the central fuel tank (at right) continued forwards down the flight deck. The pilot, Lt. F. J. Repp, escaped the crash unharmed.
I've read about this. Not exactly unharmed (bruised, cut up). The story is legendary in Navy circles. Know what happened to him?
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