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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:36 AM
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No cure for it either, you just have to keep attenting the meetings here.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I am here for you. You need to break the habit. I will PM you my address and you box everything up and ship to me.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Remembering Pearl Harbor....

Although they weren't a factor at Pearl, they were certainly heavily involved in the defense of Wake the very next day....

Put the Wildcat up today for five, very nice, somber flights in honor of those who fought and died on December 7th....
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Crashed Wildcat recovered from Lake Michigan

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...-michigan?lite

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Although they weren't a factor at Pearl, they were certainly heavily involved in the defense of Wake the very next day....

Put the Wildcat up today for five, very nice, somber flights in honor of those who fought and died on December 7th....
True, but the battle in which the Wildcat played the largest role must be Guadalcanal. I did not neglect Midway but the dive bombers were the heroes there.

Let us never forget those Marines who played such a pivotal tole in the reversal of the Japanese push to control the Pacific.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:39 AM
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True, but the battle in which the Wildcat played the largest role must be Guadalcanal......
Marine Capt. Joe Foss attacks the battleship Hiei, off Guadalcanal, Friday, November 13th, 1942.

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:42 AM
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The story of a great Wildcat pilot. Get to the bottom where they try to take the medal og honor pin from him post 911

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Foss
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Although they weren't a factor at Pearl, they were certainly heavily involved in the defense of Wake the very next day....

Put the Wildcat up today for five, very nice, somber flights in honor of those who fought and died on December 7th....
True, but the battle in which the Wildcat played the largest role must be Guadalcanal. I did not neglect Midway but the dive bombers were the heroes there.

Let us never forget those Marines who played such a pivotal tole in the reversal of the Japanese push to control the Pacific.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Well, not to hijack this thread, but although the Dauntless got the glory at Midway, let's face it, the valiant charge of the TBD's and the absolute gallantry exhibited by the men of Torpedo Eight won the battle. How? Because they brought the Japanese AAA gunners down to sea level, not to mention the fact that all the Zeros were now down at sea level as well, leaving the skies above the carriers completely undefended. The Dauntless pilots had a veritable smorgasboard of targets beneath them when they arrived shortly after the Devastators were decimated...

Great to see the story of yet another warbird pulled from Lake Michigan!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Well, not to hijack this thread, but although the Dauntless got the glory at Midway, let's face it, the valiant charge of the TBD's and the absolute gallantry exhibited by the men of Torpedo Eight won the battle. How? Because they brought the Japanese AAA gunners down to sea level, not to mention the fact that all the Zeros were now down at sea level as well, leaving the skies above the carriers completely undefended. The Dauntless pilots had a veritable smorgasboard of targets beneath them when they arrived shortly after the Devastators were decimated...

Great to see the story of yet another warbird pulled from Lake Michigan!
You can't forget the defenders of Midway that caused the fleet to reload. The Catalinas that discovered the fleet. From the standpoint of sacrifice the torpedo bombers get my vote. The Japanese A/C that discovered the US fleet, causing the reversal of load for ships, leaving the decks loaded with fuel and munitions were helpful too.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:30 PM
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The wildcats were still being used on the Taffy Jeep carriers at Leyte Gulf. They were heroes, along with the destroyers, doing everything they could to protect their fleet.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:41 PM
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The wildcats were still being used on the Taffy Jeep carriers at Leyte Gulf. They were heroes, along with the destroyers, doing everything they could to protect their fleet.
Very true...flying combat missions to the end....

Some in Royal Navy service even shot down some German aircraft in 1945 off of Norway...!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Picked it up today. Flying tomorrow.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:57 PM
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You know we are expecting pics and a full debriefing....
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I have built two Wildcats for rubber scale, one for electric rc and now the foam version. To me, it was one of the most beautiful early WWII planes. My electric rc version was done in MF-211 -- the defenders of Wake Island. They were overrun by the Japanese forces. Every time I flew it, I thought of the Marines who flew those planes and died trying to defend Wake against all odds. I plan to build another one before I pass on. This morning I enjoyed flying my Parkzone F4F-3--a really great flying model.
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