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  •  Thank you for this..... (7+ / 0-)

    ...and thank you for HIS Service.

    The RAF managed to miss one of these wars (and our action in Korea was limited to flying boat sorties out of Iwakuni, Japan, and pilots on exchange with the Australians, South Africans and USAF), but I just wanted to tell you these 'postcards' felt very real to me.

    Thank you, again

    SF

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 01:59:45 PM PST

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    •  Thank you for yours too (4+ / 0-)

      I know what a short final is.  I don't know when he did it, so I didn't put it in, but dad said that landing on an aircraft carrier was like trying to stand on a saltine cracker in a bathtub without getting your feet wet.  So, the bit about not having enough planes is true?  I've never been able to find records of it, but since he never said much about things and wasn't a storyteller, I figured it was legit.
      ~Ari

      ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

      by Arianna Editrix on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 02:20:50 PM PST

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