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    Post your familys, or your own, WWII Stories here!

    My great uncle was a weatherman in France during WWII.

    One story my Mom told me that he told her, was that he was ever so very eager to fly as most are, that he cheated on the eye-exam, as most do, and begun taxing an Airplane and was about to take off, when his CO caught when and order him out of the plane.

    This was just from memory but I bet there is alot behind it, he was also Acting Sgt, I belive.

    Let's Hear Them!



    PS: I don't mean to be so friendly and act like I know everyone here, but thats just my nature, and one reason Reenacting is so fun for me, everyone gets along! :thumb:
    "A friend can be won in many ways,
    But a friend can be lost in many many more ways."
    -Hawklore

    "aut disce aut discede"
    "either learn or leave"
    -Oxford

    "Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery." -Rubius Hagrid

    "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." -Albus Dumbledore

    "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -Sirius Black

  • #2
    Originally posted by Hawklore
    PS: I don't mean to be so friendly and act like I know everyone here, but thats just my nature, and one reason Reenacting is so fun for me, everyone gets along! :thumb:
    What's wrong with being friendly?

    Glad you could join us.

    Harry Potter fan eh?



    Dr. S.
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    • #3
      My Grandfather was a M/M 1st classon board the USS Finnegan Destroyer Escort #307 from Aug.44 to Oct 45.

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      During the battle for Okinawa they were firing on Japanese aircraft when one of the Kamakazi's suddenly targeted them. They began to fire on it and managed to knock some holes in it but not enough to blow it out of the sky. Finaly as it got close to the ship and my Grandpa's gun turret they yelled "It's gonna hit! Run!" As they all ran for cover my Grandpa's Mae West got caught on the gun rigging and he was stuck there. Well, the plane didn't hit them, but it did drop some burning parts onto the gun turret and the deck, injuring no one. When things settled down a few hours later Commander Hoffman awarded my Grandpa a commadation for staying at his post!
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      • #4
        Re: WWII Stories

        Hehe, yeah, Harry Potter fan, my brother sucked me in, plus it's to rebel against the idiots who says it makes people practice witchcraft, it's no worse then Star Wars and the force, and very insperational in fact.

        I suggest reading them. Easy read for someone of my age, the 5th book was a big bore for the first quarter but thats because of 'Teenage' troubles and crap. :P
        "A friend can be won in many ways,
        But a friend can be lost in many many more ways."
        -Hawklore

        "aut disce aut discede"
        "either learn or leave"
        -Oxford

        "Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery." -Rubius Hagrid

        "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." -Albus Dumbledore

        "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -Sirius Black

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stage
          When things settled down a few hours later Commander Hoffman awarded my Grandpa a commadation for staying at his post!
          :spill:
          "A friend can be won in many ways,
          But a friend can be lost in many many more ways."
          -Hawklore

          "aut disce aut discede"
          "either learn or leave"
          -Oxford

          "Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery." -Rubius Hagrid

          "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." -Albus Dumbledore

          "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -Sirius Black

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          • #6
            Re: Re: WWII Stories

            Originally posted by Hawklore
            Hehe, yeah, Harry Potter fan, my brother sucked me in, plus it's to rebel against the idiots who says it makes people practice witchcraft, it's no worse then Star Wars and the force, and very insperational in fact.

            I suggest reading them. Easy read for someone of my age, the 5th book was a big bore for the first quarter but thats because of 'Teenage' troubles and crap. :P
            Oh, I've read them all - and I'm 33 this month!

            Dr. S.
            Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

            www.sinisterincorporated.co.uk

            www.tabletown.co.uk

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            • #7
              Re: Re: Re: WWII Stories

              Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
              Oh, I've read them all - and I'm 33 this month!

              Dr. S.
              My dad likes them, He's 4-cough- something, I can't remember really 45 or something.

              :whistle:
              "A friend can be won in many ways,
              But a friend can be lost in many many more ways."
              -Hawklore

              "aut disce aut discede"
              "either learn or leave"
              -Oxford

              "Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery." -Rubius Hagrid

              "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." -Albus Dumbledore

              "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -Sirius Black

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stage
                My Grandfather was a M/M 1st classon board the USS Finnegan Destroyer Escort #307 from Aug.44 to Oct 45.

                During the battle for Okinawa they were firing on Japanese aircraft when one of the Kamakazi's suddenly targeted them. They began to fire on it and managed to knock some holes in it but not enough to blow it out of the sky. Finaly as it got close to the ship and my Grandpa's gun turret they yelled "It's gonna hit! Run!" As they all ran for cover my Grandpa's Mae West got caught on the gun rigging and he was stuck there. Well, the plane didn't hit them, but it did drop some burning parts onto the gun turret and the deck, injuring no one. When things settled down a few hours later Commander Hoffman awarded my Grandpa a commadation for staying at his post!
                That's a fabulous story!

                Dr. S.
                Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

                www.sinisterincorporated.co.uk

                www.tabletown.co.uk

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                • #9
                  Re: Re: Re: Re: WWII Stories

                  Originally posted by Hawklore
                  My dad likes them, He's 4-cough- something, I can't remember really 45 or something.

                  :whistle:
                  I'm surrounded by young'uns. I'm 43 and feel like I'm going on 430. And I took liked the Harry Potter books and movies.


                  Cheers!


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                  • #10
                    Well, 43 isn't bad. You most likely still have 43 more years ahead of you. :thumb:

                    My dad is almost 50, so youre a young-pup to him.

                    Skoal!

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                    • #11
                      Every military historian should be at least familiar with the Veteran's History Project.

                      They have a new segment up on their site, Experiencing War: D-Day 60th Anniversary , that is a wonderful read.

                      Don't zip through this one; take your time, and read.
                      Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: WWII Stories

                        Originally posted by RichardS
                        I'm surrounded by young'uns. I'm 43 and feel like I'm going on 430. And I took liked the Harry Potter books and movies.


                        Cheers!


                        :armed:

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                        • #13
                          im 16 and i hate harry potter. no offence to you guys. but i hate harry potter. british kids that are wizards and witches. that seems like some degree of hell.
                          PvtJohnson

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PvtJohnson
                            im 16 and i hate harry potter. no offence to you guys. but i hate harry potter. british kids that are wizards and witches. that seems like some degree of hell.
                            Don't worry, Harry hates you too!

                            Have you ever actualy read any of the books? They're not really childrens books believe it or not. When I say that I mean they're mature enough for an adult to stay interested.
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                            "Look! The enemy is inviting us to defeat them! We must oblige them!"

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                            • #15
                              Got to agree with you on that one. I just read all five books in order and was surprised at the depth and entertainment value. These books are not really for kids, but maybe they are for the young at heart.

                              P.S. Iím 46 and a military historian.

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