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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/28/2012 7:02:23 AM   
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Somebody spent a "shed-full" of taxpayer money on these things and I don't think they ever spotted anything bigger than a grey whale...well...maybe a blue.





Inside the hangars at Moffett Field NAS, I bet.

I had to run sick call there once in early 1982, but it was filled with P-3 Orions then instead of blimps.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/28/2012 3:24:55 PM   
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I think it's "Ffiona" for some odd reason.

I would have been there in the mid 80's. I didn't know they had torn the thing down until a few days ago when i looked for the big pink building on Bing. Good story about the dog. "Dobutamine and nitroprusside"

Are you sure that wasn't Truman making the inspection.

You are right about Lindburg Field. Stupid place for a major airport. Overall, I love San Diego.

Don't know about Marine/Navy nurses but I swear Air Farce nurses are predominately from Lesbos, not that there is anything wrong with that.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/28/2012 3:27:21 PM   
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No turn in the inbox. I think Admirar Rord Fabertong was that Robber Baron guy with the stovepipe hat in the Olympic opening ceremonies, so he was busy.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/28/2012 4:13:23 PM   
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Tee hee.

I blame the LYB's for stirring up the Colonial pot in the 20th

I credit the Queen for being a good sport and jumping out of the helicopter like that. Next thing you know, she will be doing the slow-jam on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.




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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/28/2012 4:24:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Somebody spent a "shed-full" of taxpayer money on these things and I don't think they ever spotted anything bigger than a grey whale...well...maybe a blue.





Inside the hangars at Moffett Field NAS, I bet.

I had to run sick call there once in early 1982, but it was filled with P-3 Orions then instead of blimps.



Nope, that is one of the blimp hangars in Tustin. In 1943 it was probably a NAS. Later it was a MCAS and they kept helos in there.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/28/2012 6:12:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Somebody spent a "shed-full" of taxpayer money on these things and I don't think they ever spotted anything bigger than a grey whale...well...maybe a blue.





Inside the hangars at Moffett Field NAS, I bet.

I had to run sick call there once in early 1982, but it was filled with P-3 Orions then instead of blimps.



Nope, that is one of the blimp hangars in Tustin. In 1943 it was probably a NAS. Later it was a MCAS and they kept helos in there.

In one of those hangers they have a community exercise area. On one of those PBS programs they showed the rope-climbing area. There was still a guy - then in his 70s - who climbed the ropes there several times a week as he had in training. The ropes were about an inch or inch and half thick and were hung from the ceiling. He climbed all the way to the top faster than most adults walk to the mail box.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/29/2012 1:46:08 AM   
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I think it's "Ffiona" for some odd reason.

I would have been there in the mid 80's. I didn't know they had torn the thing down until a few days ago when i looked for the big pink building on Bing. Good story about the dog. "Dobutamine and nitroprusside"

Are you sure that wasn't Truman making the inspection.

You are right about Lindburg Field. Stupid place for a major airport. Overall, I love San Diego.

Don't know about Marine/Navy nurses but I swear Air Farce nurses are predominately from Lesbos, not that there is anything wrong with that.


Well, the Navy nurses I worked with were mainly Ensign to full LT-types, and they were most definitely not from Lesbos.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 12:20:28 AM   
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**********************Jan. 25, 1943(C)***************


Lautem: The carriers were up near Boela, leaving the USAAF to cover the landings. Rots of Sallys and a goodly escort too

Morning Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 72,115

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAP Mataroa
APD Peary
AP President Hayes, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
APD Fox
xAP Harpoon
DD Mustin


Oops. Quite a few escorts knocked down but there were too many and the Sallys got through.

Then a Nettie raid with only 4 bombers.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 72,115

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 12
G3M2 Nell x 2
G4M1 Betty x 2



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
AP President Jackson


Koepang: A total of 60 B-24/B-17 attacked Koepang. Somehow there are still a few Tojos in the air. Approximately 10 Tojo/Zero were destroyed on the ground and I-31, likely damaged, was sunk in port.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 3:23:28 AM   
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**************Jan. 25, 1943(c), Chiang Kai-sheck Flower-Drum Aerodrome, Chungking************


Squadron CO at table with ledger: NEXT!

Lt. Chung: Honorable, Major, 3 pranes sir!

Squadron CO at table with ledger: <looks up at young pilot> Chung, how many times I tell you guys not make **** up. Nobody berieve.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 3:24:14 AM   
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Morning Air attack on 55th Chinese Corps, at 77,43 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 41
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 3



Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 2
P-66 Vanguard x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 6:03:46 PM   
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I don't blame you. Sounds like a zoo. Now arriving from the cosmic gene pool:
7 completely new diseases, 65 radical islamists, 25 neo nazis, 210 varietes of perfume to cover up 350 species of human aromas, and a mass dose of stupid Americans.


I think you are being wildly optimistic on all counts.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 6:40:49 PM   
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**************Jan. 25, 1943(c), Chiang Kai-sheck Flower-Drum Aerodrome, Chungking************


Squadron CO at table with ledger: NEXT!

Lt. Chung: Honorable, Major, 3 pranes sir!

Squadron CO at table with ledger: <looks up at young pilot> Chung, how many times I tell you guys not make **** up. Nobody berieve.


Why they speak pidgin in own language.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 7:09:29 PM   
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**************Jan. 25, 1943(c), Chiang Kai-sheck Flower-Drum Aerodrome, Chungking************


Squadron CO at table with ledger: NEXT!

Lt. Chung: Honorable, Major, 3 pranes sir!

Squadron CO at table with ledger: <looks up at young pilot> Chung, how many times I tell you guys not make **** up. Nobody berieve.


Why they speak pidgin in own language.


Beats me. Ask Hop Sing, chop, chop. Mistah Cahtlight know.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 7:16:54 PM   
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You know, among the elites, television is regarded as an opium for the unwashed, but that completely discounts the cultural wisdom and nuance that one can acquire with the cathode ray tube or it's technological follow-ons.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 7:18:17 PM   
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The turn is in. Unfortuantely, it is the same turn as last time. Generally, we try to advance the ball forward a couple of yards on every down.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 7:26:23 PM   
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Generally, we try to advance the ball forward a couple of yards on every down.


Obviously ur not the Cleveland Browns then... Ouch, did i just say that, runs and hide!

Rasmus

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 7:38:08 PM   
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Generally, we try to advance the ball forward a couple of yards on every down.


Obviously ur not the Cleveland Browns then... Ouch, did i just say that, runs and hide!

Rasmus


Dont worry, the Browns dont have any fans.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 8:00:39 PM   
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Generally, we try to advance the ball forward a couple of yards on every down.


Obviously ur not the Cleveland Browns then... Ouch, did i just say that, runs and hide!

Rasmus


Dont worry, the Browns dont have any fans.

Well...none that can read these slights at least.


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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 9:07:32 PM   
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You could have finished that sentence with "read".

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 9:08:29 PM   
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************Japanese trenches, Port Hedrand, Jan. 25, 1943(c)*************



Pvt. Hata: I am soooooo tired of these ******* bombers every day, the ******* fish head soup with rice, the ******* giant crocodires. By Odin! I would kill for a ******* piece of seaweed.

Pvt. Onimato: Hata, you are too negative. Don't talk rike that. Bad for morale.

Pvt. Hata: Moraahr? I give you ******* moraahr. <He leans on one buttock and breaks wind> How you rike that moraahr?

Pvt. Onimato: Hory crap, Hata, you sure you not sneaking seaweed? Rook, I know for sure 100% we are going to win soon.

Pvt. Hata: Oh yeah? How you know that *** ****?

Pvt. Onimato: Because they send in Creverand Browns to reprace 32nd ID.

Pvt. Hata: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Creverand Browns! HAHAHAHAHA. That rearry funny! That make Hata raugh. HAHAHAHAHA. Hata raugh now. HAHAHHAHAHA....

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 9:25:37 PM   
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Careful, in 1943(c) the Browns might be an elite force.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/30/2012 9:41:30 PM   
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As me and the Cap are the omnipotent creators of 1943(c) they're what we say they are.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/31/2012 5:48:31 AM   
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As me and the Cap are the omnipotent creators of 1943(c) they're what we say they are.



Dood, I just thought of something. When we do the attack on Sumatra we should have the Jap carriers come out into the Indian Ocean and then get intercepted by Repulse and freakin' Prince of Wales in the daylight. How cool would that be? That would be epic! Only thing is I forget which Jap carriers we claimed were sunk already.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/31/2012 6:09:01 AM   
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Stalker Girl and I went sailing Sunday..sort of..so anyway, the instructor has familiarized us with the boat and we get to a quiet area where we need to turn so he challenges SG to take the helm and describes the steps to take..

Ready?

Yeah, I think so.

OK, we switch. you come back here and take the helm. When you are ready call "helm's alee" and pull the tiller toward you. I'll handle the sails.

<they switch>

OK, I'm ready. "HELM'S ALEE!"

<the bow starts to come around..."Damn, I thought, that was pretty confident sounding" I duck under the boom. My job is to spot the paddleboarders and make sure we don't pull a trireme on one. We cross over to a new tack and I think "Nice, now straigthen out"...but we don't. We are still turning. I look back and SG is pinned over on one side with both hands on the boom. She hasn't moved and the tiller is still hard over. We're still turning. I try not to laugh. Here comes the boom again. The instructor ducks under the boom and takes over the helm but we have done a 360.

He didn't let her try again after that. hehehehehehe. Sailing is fun.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/31/2012 1:15:32 PM   
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Sounds like a real boom-doggle!
I learned sailing when I was 16 [in Sea Cadets]. After a one-trip lesson in a two-man boat they turned it over to the cadets and away we went. About half the neophytes flipped the boat and had to be towed in. I was not in that half but running with the water lapping at your gunnels is both exhilarating and disconcerting! One of life's great experiences.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/31/2012 4:06:26 PM   
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As me and the Cap are the omnipotent creators of 1943(c) they're what we say they are.


A few days in Vichy and the power goes straight to his head...

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 7/31/2012 11:03:18 PM   
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*************Jan. 26, 1943(3c)***********


Lautem: The great bulk of the Marine Regt and all of the Marine Def Bn are ashore at Lautem. Intel rerport shows perhaps 4:1 aircraft losses in favor of the P-40's last turn over Lautem. Some LYB's have either walked or driven in from Dili. I doubt they will be enough to dislodge a reinforced regiment of Marines with 100% prep. The AP named after one our most forgettable Presidents, Rutherfor B. Hayes, is still afloat. The AP's can pull back today and let the smaller vessels unload cargo. P-40's will be up in the air again today.

Koepang: 65% runway damage reported. I will send Washington back to bombard. She should arrive the night of 27/28. More B-24 raids.

Namlea: Reinforcments arrive today by amphibious TF. Air covber from the carriers and from P-40's at the airfield.

Derby: In allied hands now. RAAF aviation support will fly in from Bathurst to support some fighters and recon aircraft.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 8/2/2012 4:13:10 AM   
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Women's beach volleyball in sweats?????

I demand answers.


Mens synchronized diving?????

Ok, that's it. Can we just get to the track and field events please?

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 8/2/2012 4:19:00 AM   
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Women's beach volleyball in sweats?????

I demand answers.


Wife complained that the USA team was still playing in bikinis with the weather so cold.

"Shut up, woman!" Maybe I thought that instead of yelled it.

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Mens synchronized diving?????

Ok, that's it. Can we just get to the track and field events please?


Then she went on endlessly about the men's skimpy Speedos.

"Shut..."

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 8/2/2012 8:29:53 AM   
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Doing a bit of a shuffle in India, getting ready for an assault on Ramree Island after Bengay. Meanwhile a few incursions into western Burma to keep JJ interested there.

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