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  •  Opening sequence and the bombers: (6+ / 0-)

    I'm reminded of the casualty counts for bombers DURING TRAINING.   It was even higher during combat.  Big, slow, and everyone knows where you're going and how you're coming back.

    My wife says I couldn't have done it. And leave my wife out of this.

    by Inland on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 11:34:04 AM PST

    •  even worse for the Brits bombers (1+ / 0-)
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      'cause they flew wooden planes. Read up on the Pathfinders sometime, or the Mosquito Squadrons.

      Not to take a thing away from the Red Tails.

      FWIW: in WWII, Greg Boyington, a USMC Major, was called "Pappy" by the rest of the pilots in his flight squadrons (121st, 214th). They thought of him as grandfatherly. He was 31 years old.

      LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 01:33:38 PM PST

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      •  Dambusters great movie (2+ / 0-)
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        even though they used wellingtons IIRC.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 01:36:18 PM PST

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        •  Did you see the NOVA recreation (1+ / 0-)
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          of the Wellie raids on Hitler's dams last week?
          'S flippin' AWESOME, man.

          LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 01:45:00 PM PST

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