Unusual facts of WW11 - Page 2




 
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September 17th, 2010  
sunb!
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by muscogeemike
There was a volunteer French Division in the SS, a large number of Scandinavians and Spaniards voluntarily served in the German Military, as did a number of Americans (even in the SS).
38 SS divisions in total; Italian, Russian, Norwegian, Danish - from all over Europe and the Baltics.
September 18th, 2010  
lljadw
 
most of them had only regimental strength and their military value was low
September 18th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Wow Sunb!.
Long time no see.
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September 19th, 2010  
AVON
 

Topic: Re: Unusual facts of WW11


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
well...most people dont know that pearl harbor was attcked by the japaneese by air...twice!
december 7, 1941 and in june, 1942 (this one wasnt as showy as the first)...
Conley, could you explain this, please?

Starting in the first week of June 1942, the IJN was busy getting its hind-end kicked by the USN, then, sailed westward and southwest as they licked their wounds.
September 19th, 2010  
Seehund
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AVON
Conley, could you explain this, please?

Starting in the first week of June 1942, the IJN was busy getting its hind-end kicked by the USN, then, sailed westward and southwest as they licked their wounds.
Its true.

Here's a good explanation of the attack


http://pacific-islander.blogspot.com...rl-harbor.html
September 20th, 2010  
AVON
 

Topic: Re: Unusual facts of WW11


Seehund, thank you for the information. I knew about the planned reconn flight shortly before the Battle of Midway which was aborted. This website provided more details than I have ever encountered before.
Again -thank you.
September 20th, 2010  
sunb!
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Can of Man
Wow Sunb!.
Long time no see.

Cheers mate, checking in for the season.
September 21st, 2010  
Mark Conley
 
 
Thanks See...better than my explanation! them four kowasaki flying boats went a long ways...oops aw heck who could spell that right!
September 28th, 2010  
muscogeemike
 
More “myths” re WWII: at the start US aircraft were obsolete - truth- All five of the most used US fighters, or versions of them, had already flown and most were in production prior to Pear Harbor (the P-38,39,40,47 and 51, and continued in production during most of the war. Of the bombers (B-17,24,25,26) only the B-29 and A-26 were not in service at the time of Pearl Harbor, and they were Under design or prototypes being built. Our first Jet flew less than a year after Pearl Harbor and we did deploy operational Jets (Lockheed P-80’s) to the Italy and to England before the war ended.

“While civilizations live, they may still aspire, and hope -- as long as their legions can hold the far Frontier.” T.R, Fehrenbach, This Kind of War, a Study in Unpreparedness, 1963
September 28th, 2010  
LeEnfield
 
 
The only operational allied jets in WW2 was the the Gloster Meteor and that was deployed into Belgium to protect the American bombers. In Sept 1945 the Meteor had fasted speed at 612 mph and it was logged as a World Record
 


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