About Why Hitler withdrew U-Boats from American waters
|January 23rd, 2004||#1|
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Why Hitler withdrew U-Boats from American waters info
A German high seas admiral was quoted whn asked why the German Navy withdrew ops off America's coast:
"It was because of those damned little red and yellow airplanes!"
Eternal Father, lend thy grace- to those with wings who fly through space
Through wind and storm, through sun and rain, oh bring them safely home again
O Father hear a humble prayer, for those in peril in the air
|January 23rd, 2004||#3|
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CAP is Unique... info
According to my little WWII book of facts...the Civil Air Patrol is the only youth oriented organization that can claim a submarine kill...or two.
From the CAP website:
"The CAP coastal patrol flew 24 million miles, found 173 submarines, attacked 57, hit 10 and sank two. By Presidential Executive Order, CAP became an auxiliary of the Army Air Forces in 1943."
A German commander later confirmed that coastal U-boat operations were withdrawn from the United States "because of those damned little red and yellow airplanes."
Well...i had it thrown in my face enough when i was in Boy Scouts...
If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down. General James H. Doolittle, USAAF
|May 3rd, 2004||#8|
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The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the Air Force. It's primary roles are aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs(drill teams and whatnot). It is comprised of cadets(from 12-18 or 21)and senior members(18+). I find it quite poof!
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|October 1st, 2004||#10|
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Yes it's strange how that seems to happen...anyway my NJROTC unit works with CAP cadet units from time to time, and, however displeasurable it may be working with an air force affiliate, they're damn good at what they do.
Lieutenant Junior Grade, USN