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EmbarkChief
10-20-2005, 05:49 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/20/frozen.airman.ap/index.html

EmbarkChief
10-20-2005, 05:49 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/20/frozen.airman.ap/index.html

Opiate364
10-20-2005, 06:07 AM
Reading that article made me really sad knowing that there are 88,000 men and women still unaccounted for. It's not a real big deal but if I was killed I would at least like my family to know what happened to me.

huggy87
10-20-2005, 07:27 AM
Wow. I fly over that area all the time.

Kuna15
10-20-2005, 07:38 AM
That is sad and a bit scary. Like Opiate364 said, family should always know what happened to their dearest. Unfortunately that isn't always the case.

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-20-2005, 07:49 AM
wow. I'll keep an ear to the ground for an update if they happen to provide more info.


TB

Waldo.Pepper
10-20-2005, 07:50 AM
I thought it was going to be a joke... and I was going to reply something like...

"Did he say he liked the original Il2 better.." or something like that.

That was an interesting story and kind of amazing as well.

stubby
10-20-2005, 07:57 AM
amazing.

even more profound, according to the article, 78,000 US servicemen alone from WWII still remain unaccountable.

FlatSpinMan
10-20-2005, 10:40 AM
Jeez, just think how many Russians and Germans there must be unaccounted for in the Ostfront areas... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

vocatx
10-20-2005, 11:18 AM
It is a sobering thought. My wife's maternal grandfather was a medic in the Wermacht during Operation Barbarossa. He disappeared in the first days of the operation and to this day no one knows what happened to him.

DarkStar68
10-20-2005, 11:56 AM
I googled to find a picture of a AT-7 and came across a site with some interesting birds:

http://www.indianamilitary.org/FreemanAAF/WarePhotos/Wa.../Ware%20Photos-1.htm (http://www.indianamilitary.org/FreemanAAF/WarePhotos/Watermarked%2072%20dpi/Ware%20Photos-1.htm)

The AT-7 in on the bottom left...

Daiichidoku
10-20-2005, 12:05 PM
cool.



ok, sorry, hehe

my grandfather served in WWI, german army

he was then called up from his job in 39-40, some kind of accountant with gov insurance or pensions or something, for WWII

served as a sgt in the wermacht, was in (france maybe, not sure bout that) norway, finland, and ukraine, at least...as my father recalls...and he died around december 45 near odessa, as a POW

my parents both have told me many stories bout thier childhood and early teens, mom born and raised in berlin, and went through the bombong and the final days...plus the 48 airlift era...she remembers everyone breaking into (i cant remember the name she said) a large dept store in 45, kinda like todays wal-mart i guess, but just high class, and using her coat to carry out apples, potatos, sugar and raisins...these were supposedly supplies belonging to, or earmarked for higher ranking army and/or nazi officers...she also remembers the dead littering the streets, bloated and blackened....and of earlier times, during US/brit bombing, ppl taken from bomb shelters, dead by the concussion of bombs bursting thier lungs, yet otherwise untouched
dad born and raised in berlin, but also lived in poland for a time, his family packed everything in a horse cart and fled in front of the reds as they approached, detouring though czechoslovakia, then back into germny...he saw stuff like unexploded cookies, with stuff "oozing" out of them, the dresden fire (they passed close by as it burned) and french prisoners of war, released before war's end, as nobody had food, much less interest, anymore, to keep them...they were gunned down, appearantly, by american fighters...prob 51s or 47s, as they marched down a road toward "freedom" (he didnt actually see it happen, mind you)