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    Good historic WWII aviation footage (~36 min.).

    https://archive.org/details/TheLastBomb1945

    While primarily representing the Pacific theater, if I'm not mistaken, some of this footage has appeared as European theater action.
    Paul N.

    '84 EXP: 5.0, T-5, 4.30 9", Fat Tires
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    (let not your spending exceed your income)

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      That DOD documentary is based on the Mariana Island Chain .... Tinian, Saipan and GUAM. Some of the toughest of the islands where the Marines fought the Japanese.
      I want to thank you Paul...... Most of that film is on Guam. An island that was and still is a U.S. territory. And more important, GUAM is the island that my Uncle Eddie was killed in Action on, July 1944. Two years BEFORE I was born.

      While in the Marine Corps, I crossed the Pacific Ocean in a "troop ship" ..,, April 1st 1965 to April 18th. I've been to Japan, Okinawa, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam (and I think LAOS.... but we weren't supposed to be there) but .............. I always wanted to and wish I had been to Guam, and walked the beach my Uncle Eddie was on when wounded and died.
      It's on my 'bucket list' !

      BTW, Tinian is where the B-29, the "Enola Gay" took off from, armed with "Little Boy", the uranium Atom Bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima .... (The bomb dropped on Nagasaki, a few days later was named "Fat Man" and was the more powerful 'Plutonium Bomb'..

      While in Japan I was stationed some miles south of Hiroshima. We would go up to Hiroshima a few times on Liberty. I was at Peace Park, and at "Ground Zero". If you see films of Hiroshima after the "BOMB", you'll see the skeletonized dome of a building. That skeleton domed building still stands as a memorial to that day.

      Thanks again Paul !!!
      Eddie "D"
      '70 Sports Roof, 351 W, 13.1 @ 107: Maple Grove.
      "The deadliest weapon in the world is a U.S. Marine and his rifle." Quote by General John J. Pershing U.S. Army.
      M&M Member #339.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 70 Pony View Post

        Thanks again Paul !!!
        Sure.

        Interestingly enough, my dad flew B-29's (and pretty much anything else in inventory).

        He also served under General Lemay while in the Strategic Air Command. Here's a related clip featuring Jimmy Stewart:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV1hVLGLZ-w

        Cool stuff.


        Paul N.

        '84 EXP: 5.0, T-5, 4.30 9", Fat Tires
        Backyard Experiment

        sumptus censum ne superet
        (let not your spending exceed your income)

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          Your dad is a hero in my book. The World War II guys are MY HEROES !! The last war we were in that meant something and was necessary for OUR & the World's security and future of freedom.

          Unlike the rest of these (IMO) unnecessary wars we fight as "World Policeman."
          Eddie "D"
          '70 Sports Roof, 351 W, 13.1 @ 107: Maple Grove.
          "The deadliest weapon in the world is a U.S. Marine and his rifle." Quote by General John J. Pershing U.S. Army.
          M&M Member #339.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 70 Pony View Post
            Your dad is a hero in my book. "


            Paul N.

            '84 EXP: 5.0, T-5, 4.30 9", Fat Tires
            Backyard Experiment

            sumptus censum ne superet
            (let not your spending exceed your income)

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