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#16 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Though I can agree with some of what has been said here, if we have to we will 'nuke' this thread. Keep it civil and non political!

 

 

The moderators are right. I for one was pushing the limits of this forum. Sorry. 

I was just going to say how polite and civil this thread has remained. How refreshing!


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 08:53 AM

When Fifi the B29 was in town, one of the crew members told me that they were invited to fly her to Japan for a visit, but the Japanese Government couldn't guarantee the plane wouldn't be damaged by vandals. The crew decided not to go.

Also when it was here, there was a woman that was a little girl in Hiroshima in 1945 when the bomb was dropped, and she was still a bit scared of it.
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Posted August 10, 2013 - 09:08 AM

That is so true. The front landing gear on Fifi the B29 was built by Chevrolet.

Ford built jeeps and cars for both sides...   Siemens built the ovens for Hitler..  It goes on and on..    

 

My heart goes out to all those that lost their lives, Civilian and Army folks.   

 

Thank you to all those that has served and is serving....


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 09:11 AM

Also when it was here, there was a woman that was a little girl in Hiroshima in 1945 when the bomb was dropped, and she was still a bit scared of it.

 

Get this.. One of my moms friends thought it would be good for mom to go see a movie.. Took her to see Saving Private Ryan..  Brought back night mares for a long time for her. 


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Get this.. One of my moms friends thought it would be good for mom to go see a movie.. Took her to see Saving Private Ryan..  Brought back night mares for a long time for her.


Just a note, the Tank scene in the movie, showed what looked like a Tiger Tank, from the front, but when you looked at it from the side it was a T34 Russian Tank. There is One operational Tiger Tank in the world as far as I know. There as still quite a few operational T34's out there.

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 11:19 AM

My Dad served in the south Pacific on the DD795 USS Preston, and Mom served in a Civil Service capacity at the Pentagon and later at shipyard offices in Long Beach, CA. It does bother me when uninformed people think our military in WWII were the bad guys and they try to cover up historical fact.

Later---DAC

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