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OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/23/2012 4:28:41 AM   
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http://www.cracked.com/article_20160_the-6-most-embarrassing-war-stories-all-time.html

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/23/2012 11:44:44 AM   
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I like the story of the pilot watching his plane land itself. That was classic.

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/23/2012 8:16:38 PM   
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I like the story of the pilot watching his plane land itself. That was classic.



Yep, except the part where it suggests that he could hear something from the radio, while hanging on the parachute... that sounded like fishermen's story.

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/23/2012 9:29:08 PM   
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Dang, I never noticed that. Good catch.

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/23/2012 10:21:12 PM   
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The article said the guy told him to get back in over the radio, it doesn't say the guy in the parachute heard it. The people on ground control probably did.

The Air Force Magazine covered the story

http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2009/April%202009/0409gary.aspx

I initially heard it here a couple of years ago when someone posted a link to an article.

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/24/2012 10:06:11 AM   
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Nice find, I had some hearty laughs. Especially the pilot, indeed, one has to pity him... I can almost imagine the teasing for the next decades...

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/25/2012 7:12:17 AM   
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They launched Musashi and flooded the whole danged harbor, plus caused a tsunami up any tributaries.

It was 4' rise, I think it wouldn't be a huge deal... but they must have launched her at high tide which is obviously a brilliant thing to do.

The Japanese weren't exactly quite geniuses. History has probably overrated them some.

As much as y'all trash mdeilio, he's prolly mostly right regarding the Japanese. Not that he can post here anymore since he got banned, making this bbs quite boring

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RE: OT - 6 Embarrassing War Stories - 12/25/2012 7:41:00 AM   
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The prolly launched her at high tide b/c she needed the extra draft. I don't think those guys were stupid they must have had their reasons.

A good time was had by all. Mostly.

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