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#4471115 - 04/19/19 03:01 AM Re: USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Located [Re: F4UDash4]  
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USS Indianapolis Survivor Richard Stephens was 92 years old when he passed earlier today.

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#4471123 - 04/19/19 04:15 AM Re: USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Located [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4471128 - 04/19/19 05:16 AM Re: USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Located [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Yes more and more pass every day.

wheels have you made a model of the Indy?


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Yes more and more pass every day.

wheels have you made a model of the Indy?

No, Did I say something that gave that impression? cool
I haven't built any models since my early teens and I am fairly certain it was a B-29.


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#4471257 - 04/19/19 11:11 PM Re: USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Located [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Yes more and more pass every day.

wheels have you made a model of the Indy?

No, Did I say something that gave that impression? cool
I haven't built any models since my early teens and I am fairly certain it was a B-29.


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wheels, brain fart as I meant to say F4U. :duh :blush blush : :


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4471280 - 04/20/19 01:48 AM Re: USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Located [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Yes more and more pass every day.

wheels have you made a model of the Indy?

No, Did I say something that gave that impression? cool
I haven't built any models since my early teens and I am fairly certain it was a B-29.


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wheels, brain fart as I meant to say F4U. :duh :blush blush : :



I did years ago. I have a 1/350 Academy model of Indy now but I don't plan on building it until I can do it right.


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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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Friday August 3, 1945
Day Four

The Final Rescue

USS Ringness (APD-100) came across a raft with a few men who were barely clinging to life. Only Felton Outland and Giles McCoy were still conscious.

"I remember when I got on board the Ringness, I was "Mr. Macho"...I was a tough Marine. Anyhow, I came up with the idea that I could walk... I stood up and my legs gave out and I fell right flat on my face. I couldn't get up, so I remember I turned on my side and kissed the deck."
- Survivor Giles McCoy

The five men on McCoy and Outland's raft were the last Indianapolis survivors pulled from the water.

McCoy passed in 2009, Outland in 2016.


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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4485041 - 08/03/19 10:00 PM Re: USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Located [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Previously unreleased video on the second anniversary of the discovery of Indianapolis' final resting place. Seeing the radio room where my cousin worked..... no words.


https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=371910783746852


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