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_VR_ScorpionWorm
07-11-2004, 02:53 PM
Some are quite funny, have a look:

http://www.suddenlysenior.com/bizarrewwII.html

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
07-11-2004, 02:53 PM
Some are quite funny, have a look:

http://www.suddenlysenior.com/bizarrewwII.html

http://img55.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Scorpion08/Hurri-1.jpg

www.vultures-row.com (http://www.vultures-row.com)

_VR_ScorpionWorm
07-11-2004, 03:05 PM
Here is a link to a bizarre B-17 collision.

http://www.historynet.com/wwii/blb17collision/index.html

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
07-11-2004, 03:09 PM
Here is some more funny stuff, pay no attention to the middle section of text, its a repeat from another page I listed.

http://www.csn.ul.ie/~hyper/cgi-bin/pick_file.cgi?dir=1&file=Bizarre%20Military%20Mishaps

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p1ngu666
07-11-2004, 03:22 PM
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Capt.England
07-11-2004, 05:29 PM
Sorry, but sounds like BS. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

_VR_ScorpionWorm
07-11-2004, 05:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt.England:
Sorry, but sounds like BS. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Never said it was legite information. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif just somethings I found, a few where funny.

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BfHeFwMe
07-11-2004, 06:38 PM
Don't see much there that I'd call bull. The casualties in the Air Corp were the highest, even surpassed the army infantry from D-day to Berlin.

Also the capture of Koreans at Normandy, knew about that, they also had a Japanese unit stuck in Germany from the start of the war, all kinds of odd ball.

http://www.softwhale.com/history/D-Day/GermanArmy.htm

MarkGos
07-11-2004, 08:11 PM
The 2 B-17's getting to know each other (in the biblical sense) is not that unusual. The pict below shows some avro anson trainers that were getting a bit to frisky.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~theburfs/images/anson_crash_02.jpg


The propellor is there to keep the pilot cool. Switch it off and watch them sweat!

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DarthElvis
07-11-2004, 08:20 PM
" The Russians tried to wreak havoc on German Panzer divisions during the
WWII by strapping bombs to the backs of dogs and teaching them to
associate food with the underneath of their enemies' tanks. Unfortunately,
the dogs only associated food with their own tanks and forced an entire
Soviet division to retreat."

Bloody Classic :rolling http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif :

TheJoyStick
07-11-2004, 08:41 PM
That russian thing.. That's horrible.


A "siesta" ordered by Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to his
troops during a conflict between the Mexicans and Texans caused the
infantry to be overtaken in just 18 minutes. Fort Douaumont at Verdun in
France was captured in 1916 by a single German soldier after French
General Chretien forgot to pass on orders to defend the fort to the last
man to his successor.


This, on the other hand, is by God funny!

ednavar
07-12-2004, 02:57 AM
it's quite interesting the point relative to tracers:

"6. It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every
5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming. This was a
mistake. Tracers had different ballistics so (at long range)
if your tracers were hitting the target 80% of your rounds
were missing. Worse yet tracers instantly told your enemy
he was under fire and from which direction. Worst of all was
the practice of loading a string of tracers at the end of
the belt to tell you that you were out of ammo. This was
definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy. Units
that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly
double and their loss rate go down."

It would be neat in game to be able to select not to carry em.

E.

Aero_Shodanjo
07-12-2004, 08:11 AM
9. German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

Oh boy.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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One13
07-12-2004, 12:09 PM
At least two submarines (one American and one German) have been sunk by their own torpedos.

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VOL_Hans
07-12-2004, 12:42 PM
"Following a massive naval bombardment 35,000 US and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska. 21 troops were killed in the firefight. It would have been worse if there had been any Japanese on the island."

LMAO...Ohh boy thats a classic!

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Udidtoo
07-12-2004, 12:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VOL_Hans:
"Following a massive naval bombardment 35,000 US and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska. 21 troops were killed in the firefight. It would have been worse if there had been any Japanese on the island."

LMAO...Ohh boy thats a classic!



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While most likely not even amusing to their families that is tragically funny.

Reads out like it was written by the script writers for F-Troop.

"" Now have them artillery boys walk that fire right up to these coordinates"" "" Give us some airbursts too"".......""What do you mean Our posistion!!?""




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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

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GODSOCKv2
07-12-2004, 01:12 PM
Even though many of those things seem funny, and in fact, are funny, it is rather sad in many of those occasions. The 21 killed by FF, the two apaches shot down, Stonewall Jackson being killed, the men in the German submarine, and so on, so forth.

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BfHeFwMe
07-12-2004, 02:22 PM
Well, there was a bit more to the Kiska attack, most of those casualties didn't die from gunfire, but exposure. They we're rushed into the Northern combat zone with maximum speed, unfortunatly they were equipped and trained for the Southern Pacific tropics. Kind of hard to stay warm and alive on a stormy cold Aleutian Island when all you have is tropical combat uniforms and gear and spent the last couple of months in warm weather.