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#4647630 - 06/06/24 09:58 AM D-Day  
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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13

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#4647631 - 06/06/24 10:01 AM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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D-Day at 80. Steve Melnikoff (104), Donald Cobb (99), George Cross (99), and Harold Radish (99) walk Utah Beach.


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#4647633 - 06/06/24 10:29 AM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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That's a great quote from Mark Clark and the last photo is quite stirring to look at .


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4647639 - 06/06/24 11:56 AM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Thank you for recognizing the bravery and sacrifice of all who fou8ght on D-Day.

#4647662 - 06/06/24 04:38 PM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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The Greatest Generation.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#4647671 - 06/06/24 05:09 PM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4


Back on ignore you go.


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#4647673 - 06/06/24 05:16 PM Re: D-Day [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I see the coverage here in USA is all about the Americans and Omaha and Utah beach.

Stupid news people.

Americans are not the only ones who landed on the Normandy beaches 80 years ago.

They must think they are because of movies like Saving Private Ryan.


You post a lot of stupid sh!t, but this is probably the worst. You are the last one who should be lecturing people about what they know or don't know.


No, now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!
#4647675 - 06/06/24 05:23 PM Re: D-Day [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I see the coverage here in USA is all about the Americans and Omaha and Utah beach.

Stupid news people.

Americans are not the only ones who landed on the Normandy beaches 80 years ago.

They must think they are because of movies like Saving Private Ryan.


You post a lot of stupid sh!t, but this is probably the worst. You are the last one who should be lecturing people about what they know or don't know.


I have deleted the post. It was offensive to me and clearly others.

Respect to the heroes of 80 years ago today.

NFB - you do not accept private messages. Take this as a warning on this thread. You were offensive to others. Watch yourself. You may be young but take a pause before you post on emotive subjects like this. This is a classy and respectful thread that doesn't deserve PWEC.


#4647677 - 06/06/24 05:51 PM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Some of us lost family way before D-Day, In the prelude of WWII (1936), but D-Day was the biggest joint operation of this century which then has a special place for many In history, not only for It´s joint operation effort, but for what was achieved as a joint operation!. God bless them all, and all those before them <S>


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#4647685 - 06/06/24 10:41 PM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Yes, as Eisenhower said; it was The Great Crusade !


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#4647695 - 06/07/24 09:15 AM Re: D-Day [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Yes, as Eisenhower said; it was The Great Crusade !


Indeed! The man was on a league of his own. I quite enjoyed the movie too (Ike: Countdown to D-Day), I think Tom Selleck did a good job, not that I knew or meet the SCAP but from what I have red of him. A Interesting fact was that the whole Operation was dependent of one signle man, at least for Churchill, and that was "the weather man" according to Antony Beevor´s D-Day. I can´t remember his name, It´s been awhile since I red the book, but I can´t Imagen the weight this man had to carry on his shoulders! As with a lot of men and women In WWII and before that, there were many hero's that no one will remember, or got the recognition they deserve.

I only got to meet one of my grandfathers, he was a volunteer In the Red Cross In The Battle of Ebro. After the war and thanks to my late father who pulled some strings, my grandfather and some of his partners were made a monument In the cemetery were they are buried. My other grandfather died In prison as a Capitan, never meet him and long to be forgotten by most.


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#4647704 - 06/07/24 02:14 PM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I haven't watched the video but I believe both the USS Iowa and New Jersey are still around. I believe both are used as floating museums.


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#4647711 - 06/07/24 03:00 PM Re: D-Day [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I haven't watched the video but I believe both the USS Iowa and New Jersey are still around. I believe both are used as floating museums.



Neither were at Normandy, he's only talking about ships that were present at Normandy on D-Day. There are probably more than most would guess.


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#4647714 - 06/07/24 03:16 PM Re: D-Day [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I haven't watched the video but I believe both the USS Iowa and New Jersey are still around. I believe both are used as floating museums.


New Jersey isn't currently floating, it's in dry dock. They have a youtube channel that is actually pretty interesting. I'd recommend checking it out sometime. They cover the history of the ship, other Iowa class ships, and talk alot about maintaining the ship and troubles they have. Kind of a sneak peek behind the museum.
https://www.youtube.com/@BattleshipNewJersey

#4647717 - 06/07/24 03:29 PM Re: D-Day [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I haven't watched the video but I believe both the USS Iowa and New Jersey are still around. I believe both are used as floating museums.

USS Texas Is undergoing restoration and is mention in the video. She was also present at Torch. There are several ships still around from the small MLs to the Texas. New Jersey and Iowa weren't at Normandy.


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.
#4647726 - 06/07/24 04:18 PM Re: D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I haven't watched the video but I believe both the USS Iowa and New Jersey are still around. I believe both are used as floating museums.



Neither were at Normandy, he's only talking about ships that were present at Normandy on D-Day. There are probably more than most would guess.


Thanks for the clarification. I didn't realize Felton was talking about the ships specifically at Normandy.


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#4647727 - 06/07/24 04:19 PM Re: D-Day [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I haven't watched the video but I believe both the USS Iowa and New Jersey are still around. I believe both are used as floating museums.


New Jersey isn't currently floating, it's in dry dock. They have a youtube channel that is actually pretty interesting. I'd recommend checking it out sometime. They cover the history of the ship, other Iowa class ships, and talk alot about maintaining the ship and troubles they have. Kind of a sneak peek behind the museum.
https://www.youtube.com/@BattleshipNewJersey


I've bookmarked this link. It will provide great bed time viewing material. smile


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It boggles the mind to think of all the individual acts of heroism on that day and those who followed. Everyone who took part was a hero, there’s no doubt about it.


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!

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