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Old 11-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #85
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Sorry about the spelling. Pushed send to quick. They were Sherman M4's. I used to ask my dad what he did when encountering Tigers. He said "go the other way as quickly and quietly as you could with the gun pointed at him in case he noticed". He said that if you could take the Tigers with strategy and a few other Shermans if you could get a clear shot at the rear of the Tiger where the Armor was thinnest. If you came at'em head to head you were toast.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 AM   #86
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My father was in broadcasting, left the army after the War to marry my mother and work in radio in central Illinois.

We are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in Paris, doing a tour of Normandy on Wednesday. Doug's uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge, D-Day +3.

Thanks to all who served.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #87
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Hello from England

Well my parents were young children both in Coventry during ww2, it was blizt! Fire bombed beyond recognition. As young children they were evacuated and families became separated. Both my parents have missing parents and siblings.....as many war kids have!

All I can say is im grateful to have been raised in peacetime! And cannot even begin to imagine the fear and pain many have been through and still endure.

Open a door or carry someones shopping, maybe evn pay a visit to an old relative, they are legends!

As a child I spent many hours next to my home at a royal british legion home where ex servicemen live...many without legs etc...I have listened to many a miraculous story there!

All these people are my heros...real heros!

Got any gum chum!


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Old 11-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #88
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My father, now 93, was a Lieutenant JG and spent most of the war stationed in Florida flying up the coast daily, through the Carolinas on Coast Security (sub-search) with the Navy. He got sea duty at the end of the war, when He sailed on the USS John D. Berry APD 29 (A recommissioned DD248) to the south Pacific where the Destroyer was assigned "radar picket fence" duty). She was hit by a kamakaze in May 1945, and through a series of events, now rests on the sea bed. The bottom picture was how she was trimmed out when Dad sailed on her.

Destroyer Photo Index DD-248 / APD-29 USS BARRY

USS Barry (DD-248) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He had met Mom , now 92, on a blind date sometime before he left and looked her up while an out patient at Great Lakes Naval Hospital....and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #89
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My Boss's Dad served in the Army, Big Red 1 Co. C , 18th Reg. As a replacement during the battle of the Bulge. He ended up as a guard in the trails of Nuremburg! He (Jeff) is always looking for more information on his father, Robert Krachun, he served in 45-46. John
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