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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 2:11:34 PM   
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Just in case you think I was making that up about the Wellington...the Stardust story is true too.






Is that wood?


No, metal. Aluminum I am pretty sure. Skin is fabric.


What if JJ switched to Buckyballs for ammo?

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 2:15:09 PM   
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I think the rivets are corroded because it was fished out of Loch Ness. Looks like restoration work was down on the forward frame lattice. Nose appears to be solid as are the wing leading edges.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 2:16:04 PM   
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For everyone else who didn't know about Buckyballs ...

https://neoballs.com/pages/what-happened-to-buckyballs

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 3:38:35 PM   
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For everyone else who didn't know about Buckyballs ...

https://neoballs.com/pages/what-happened-to-buckyballs


They are named after Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodesic dome and many other things but not the Wellington bomber...which really isn't "geodesic" but utilizes a triangular lattice for stability which seems to foreshadow Fuller's design. It does make me wonder if he knew about the Wellington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 4:49:19 PM   
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For everyone else who didn't know about Buckyballs ...

https://neoballs.com/pages/what-happened-to-buckyballs


They are named after Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodesic dome and many other things but not the Wellington bomber...which really isn't "geodesic" but utilizes a triangular lattice for stability which seems to foreshadow Fuller's design. It does make me wonder if he knew about the Wellington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller


He took the concept and made it fuller.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 4:56:46 PM   
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Johnny Cash had a song about him (Buckminster) but it didn't go along with "How do you do" so they changed it to "Sue"

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 6:40:38 PM   
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For everyone else who didn't know about Buckyballs ...

https://neoballs.com/pages/what-happened-to-buckyballs


They are named after Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodesic dome and many other things but not the Wellington bomber...which really isn't "geodesic" but utilizes a triangular lattice for stability which seems to foreshadow Fuller's design. It does make me wonder if he knew about the Wellington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller


While B. Fuller is credited with the invention - he didn't really do it first by a long shot. There was a demonstration building put up somewhere 20 years before he said he invented it (at some German tech fair). From Wikipedia:
"The first dome that could be called "geodesic" in every respect was designed after World War I by Walther Bauersfeld,[1] chief engineer of the Carl Zeiss optical company, for a planetarium to house his planetarium projector. A first, small dome was patented, constructed by the firm of Dykerhoff and Wydmann on the roof of the Zeiss plant in Jena, Germany. A larger dome, called "The Wonder of Jena", opened to the public in July 1926.[2] Some 20 years later, R. Buckminster Fuller named the dome "geodesic" from field experiments with artist Kenneth Snelson at Black Mountain College in 1948 and 1949. Although Fuller was not the original inventor, he is credited with the U.S. popularization of the idea by falsely claiming its design for which he received U.S. Patent 2,682,235A on 29 June 1954."



Pretty sure he did know about the Wellington (if memory serves)

Other fun facts:
-Nikola Tesla was fooling around taking x-rays pictures of himself (and other things) several years before Roentgen - but he didn't think to publish. He did started publishing after he saw what it did for Roentgen, and is generally credited with first writing about the bad effects xrays could have on the body (after he burned himself with them).

- Leo Szilard patented the design for the cyclotron (wasn't called that then) before Ernest Lawrence thought of it. Lawrence did eventually build one, and got the Nobel prize for it.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 7:45:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

For everyone else who didn't know about Buckyballs ...

https://neoballs.com/pages/what-happened-to-buckyballs


They are named after Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodesic dome and many other things but not the Wellington bomber...which really isn't "geodesic" but utilizes a triangular lattice for stability which seems to foreshadow Fuller's design. It does make me wonder if he knew about the Wellington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller


Other fun facts:
-Nikola Tesla was fooling around taking x-rays pictures of himself (and other things) several years before Roentgen - but he didn't think to publish. He did started publishing after he saw what it did for Roentgen, and is generally credited with first writing about the bad effects xrays could have on the body (after he burned himself with them).

- Leo Szilard patented the design for the cyclotron (wasn't called that then) before Ernest Lawrence thought of it. Lawrence did eventually build one, and got the Nobel prize for it.

Yeah, but does Roentgen have a car named after him floating in space?

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/4/2020 3:58:01 AM   
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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

For everyone else who didn't know about Buckyballs ...

https://neoballs.com/pages/what-happened-to-buckyballs


They are named after Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodesic dome and many other things but not the Wellington bomber...which really isn't "geodesic" but utilizes a triangular lattice for stability which seems to foreshadow Fuller's design. It does make me wonder if he knew about the Wellington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller


Other fun facts:
-Nikola Tesla was fooling around taking x-rays pictures of himself (and other things) several years before Roentgen - but he didn't think to publish. He did started publishing after he saw what it did for Roentgen, and is generally credited with first writing about the bad effects xrays could have on the body (after he burned himself with them).

- Leo Szilard patented the design for the cyclotron (wasn't called that then) before Ernest Lawrence thought of it. Lawrence did eventually build one, and got the Nobel prize for it.

Yeah, but does Roentgen have a car named after him floating in space?


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/11/2020 3:28:16 AM   
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Back in the day, when I was President of the corporation (before all the Asian women took over) a staff flunkie screwed up and lost a big health plan contract so 30,000 patients disappear overnight. We had just taken long-term leases on new office space and hired a bunch of people...bad mojo. We were happy with the previous arrangement but the Health System big shots wanted to "serve the community better" (i.e. steal patients from other hospitals)

Anyway, any idiot could see we had to downsize so we arranged 7 AM meetings every morning for two weeks to hash it out. It was no fun....at the start..but by half way through the first meeting I had compiled a list of idiotic business jargon that the guys and gals on the other side of a huge conference table spouted like it was the gospel of Luke. I can't even remember all the silliness at this point but some were:

"Drill down"....nominally, to investigate further after a probing question by the doctors but what it really means is "oh ****, we didn't think of that"

"Best practice"....when you first hear this it sounds like some kind of lofty, rational, almost mathematical unified theory of the universe..but what it really means is.."We will tell you what you have to do later after we decide what costs less"

"Burning platform"...yes..I know what you are thinking.."did I not read enough books in college..I feel inadequate..is it Biblical...maybe Admiral Nelson mentioned it at Trafalgar""..but after the second person on the other side of the table said the same thing I realized it REALLY means "The Big Boss told us this is important and we will scramble about like Kapuchin monkeys picking up the bright and shiny objects until we make our nightly take"

I compiled a glossary and gave it out secretly to the other medical group members. The meeting started on day 2. We all drink our coffee and have our bagels. Someone on the other side says "drill down" and everyone on our side looks at their shoes. Someone says "best practice" and all the doctors try to maintain. Finally, about 30 minutes in someones utters "burning platform" and it's all over. I never got invited to a higher board. I wonder why.

We did something similar - buzzword bingo! Just make a bingo matrix with a buzzword in each box and hand them out to participants. Everyone hides them in their leather-bound folder and appears to be taking notes studiously during the meeting, making the boss happy and the participants entertained.


We sold "Bullshit Bingo" cards in the lobby between sets. I've been one of the fortunate few to whisper "BINGO!" loudly into my colleague's ear while brandishing my winning card with pat check-offs such as "Polymerase Chain Reaction", "Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay" and "Avian Influenza".

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 4:23:49 PM   
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Back in the day, when I was President of the corporation (before all the Asian women took over) a staff flunkie screwed up and lost a big health plan contract so 30,000 patients disappear overnight. We had just taken long-term leases on new office space and hired a bunch of people...bad mojo. We were happy with the previous arrangement but the Health System big shots wanted to "serve the community better" (i.e. steal patients from other hospitals)

Anyway, any idiot could see we had to downsize so we arranged 7 AM meetings every morning for two weeks to hash it out. It was no fun....at the start..but by half way through the first meeting I had compiled a list of idiotic business jargon that the guys and gals on the other side of a huge conference table spouted like it was the gospel of Luke. I can't even remember all the silliness at this point but some were:

"Drill down"....nominally, to investigate further after a probing question by the doctors but what it really means is "oh ****, we didn't think of that"

"Best practice"....when you first hear this it sounds like some kind of lofty, rational, almost mathematical unified theory of the universe..but what it really means is.."We will tell you what you have to do later after we decide what costs less"

"Burning platform"...yes..I know what you are thinking.."did I not read enough books in college..I feel inadequate..is it Biblical...maybe Admiral Nelson mentioned it at Trafalgar""..but after the second person on the other side of the table said the same thing I realized it REALLY means "The Big Boss told us this is important and we will scramble about like Kapuchin monkeys picking up the bright and shiny objects until we make our nightly take"

I compiled a glossary and gave it out secretly to the other medical group members. The meeting started on day 2. We all drink our coffee and have our bagels. Someone on the other side says "drill down" and everyone on our side looks at their shoes. Someone says "best practice" and all the doctors try to maintain. Finally, about 30 minutes in someones utters "burning platform" and it's all over. I never got invited to a higher board. I wonder why.

We did something similar - buzzword bingo! Just make a bingo matrix with a buzzword in each box and hand them out to participants. Everyone hides them in their leather-bound folder and appears to be taking notes studiously during the meeting, making the boss happy and the participants entertained.


We sold "Bullshit Bingo" cards in the lobby between sets. I've been one of the fortunate few to whisper "BINGO!" loudly into my colleague's ear while brandishing my winning card with pat check-offs such as "Polymerase Chain Reaction", "Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay" and "Avian Influenza".


How do you get a bunch of old ladies to swear - quite possibly in a church? Yell "BINGO" before they do!

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 8:15:54 PM   
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Church bingo players are just as addicted as sports betters or a guy that goes to the track 7 days a week. Maybe they don't drink as much.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 8:18:41 PM   
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Just got back from a fly-fishing trip on the Madison and Henry's Fork of the Snake. Great fun although two days were rainy and near freezing. Got warm at the end and the bite picked up.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 8:48:50 PM   
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Here is a 24 1/2 inch rainbow on Henry's Fork. The other angler in my boat was not happy because it was cold and sleeting.




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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 8:50:52 PM   
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My brother-in-law caught a 25 inch male rainbow that was even fatter 2 days earlier. Same guide. 2 biggest fish landed in last 7 years on Henry's Fork.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:02:16 PM   
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Here is my biggest rainbow from the day on the Snake. Not a bad fish but pathetic compared to the royal example above. I caught some 20+ inch Whitefish on the Snake but nobody takes a picture of that.

Caught some 20 inch Browns on the Madison.

It was 34 F when we started out with horizontal rain and sleet. Fortunately, the rain slowed down or we would all have turned to Troutsickles.




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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:19:41 PM   
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****************March 16, 1943(e)**************

Sundas and such: I start to make preparations for a possible Jap landing on Kai-elanden. I send some PT squadrons up toward Dobo to stage to cover Kai-elanden and perhaps bait some Jap bombers into a Cap-trap. Two squadrons each go to Taberfane and Dobo. Roti and Koepang and Saumlaki and Babar are mostly sanitized of planes because they are more exposed.




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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:20:59 PM   
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Saumlaki gets hammered.

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Night Naval bombardment of Saumlaki at 78,117

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi
DD Yugao
DD Mikazuki
DD Satsuki
DD Hayashio

Allied ground losses:
276 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 24
Port hits 14
Port supply hits 2


and

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Night Naval bombardment of Saumlaki at 78,117

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Fuso
DD Kikuzuki
DD Umikaze
DD Minegumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Arashi
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Maikaze
DD Makigumo

Allied ground losses:
647 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 19 (10 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 20
Port hits 17
Port supply hits 3

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:21:23 PM   
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4 BB's worth of HE

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:22:23 PM   
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Babar gets two cruisers.

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Night Naval bombardment of Babar at 76,117

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
DD Kawakaze
DD Yukikaze
DD Oyashio
DD Kagero

Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (5 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 2


and a BB

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Night Naval bombardment of Babar at 76,117

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
DD Yugiri
DD Uranami
DD Isonami

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9
Port hits 1


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:24:40 PM   
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Taberfane gets 2 CL, but the planes are mostly undamaged.

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Night Naval bombardment of Taberfane at 82,117 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Yura
CL Natori
CL Isuzu
DD Sazanami
DD Amagiri
DD Murakumo
DD Usugumo

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 3

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:26:46 PM   
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Multiple dud torpedo hits from USN subs...very annoing...the Dutch have more luck. These are the trannies presumably inbound to Kai-elanden.

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Sub attack near Kai-eilanden at 80,114

Japanese Ships
PB Kosin Maru #3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Ussuri Maru
xAP Tenzan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXI

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:27:46 PM   
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Fighter sweeps over Babar but we aren't there.

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Morning Air attack on Babar , at 76,117

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 27,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 40

No Japanese losses

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:29:38 PM   
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Big attack on Roti too but or planes have moved out.

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Afternoon Air attack on Roti , at 67,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 32
G3M3 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 7 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 15 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 35
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 73

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:31:19 PM   
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Jap carrier bombers a single SC on ASW patrol about 120 miles from Darwin and pay a price.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bathurst Island at 77,122

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35
A6M3a Zero x 10
D3A1 Val x 30

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 11
Kittyhawk I x 6
Kittyhawk III x 2
F4U-1 Corsair x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 7 destroyed, 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
SC-648, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:34:03 PM   
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White fish are delicious smoked. You just have to get some big rolling papers.

I don't know if I can eat trout or salmon. Sardines and pickled herring are fine, even flounder fillets. I know that I can't eat cod or tuna without problems. The problems are when the uric acid forms crystals in the joints.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:36:22 PM   
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Indian Ocean: Despite the efforts of the TBF's at Christmas Island, there are too many Japs ashore so the TBF's escape to the waiting CVE to the NW and the Corsairs back to Padang on Sumatra. We get out about 300 engineers by seaplane back to Sumatra but nearly 600 become POWs

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Ground combat at Christmas Island IO (45,104)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5971 troops, 88 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Defending force 613 troops, 6 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 158

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 158 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Christmas Island IO !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
707 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
38th Division

Defending units:
2/3rd Pion Bn /1
3rd Air Advn Base Force
18th RAAF Base Sqdn /1

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:39:05 PM   
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About 2 dozen transports arrive at Padang (Sumatra) with a RN SCTF and are covered by the P-38's and Corsairs ashore...plus LRCAP from the USN carriers about 120 mi offshore. Surprisingly, there are no Jap anti-shipping attacks. This probably won't last tomorrow.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 9:48:30 PM   
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Situation on Sumatra






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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/14/2020 10:12:59 PM   
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I predict 5 ships sunk, 10 damaged at Padang. Here's hoping none of them are carriers.

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