Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:24 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:31 pm 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Posts: 372
Location: Michigan City, Indiana
:D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:02 am 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Posts: 372
Location: Michigan City, Indiana
:drink3:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:25 pm 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Posts: 372
Location: Michigan City, Indiana
:drink3:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:18 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:33 pm
Posts: 4244
Location: refugee in Pasa-GD-dena, Texas
Says a lot of the Fleet elements have done a quick turnaround at Pearl after Coral Sea and headed back out in anticipation of IJN activity at Midway. Promoted to LTJG, training is intensifying...

_________________
He bowls overhand...He is the most interesting man in the world.
We are the WIX, We're family..a team..Ya know, just like Tom & Jerry..
"Be Good To Each Other"...Jim Leroy, 1961-2007
"In Peace Japan Breeds War", Eckstein, Harper and Bros., 3rd ed. 1943(1927, 1928,1942)
"Leave it to ol' Slim. I got ideas...and they're all vile, baby." South Dakota Slim
"Ahh..."The Deuce", 28,000 pounds of motherly love." quote from some Grunt on CH-37
DBF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:28 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:33 pm
Posts: 4244
Location: refugee in Pasa-GD-dena, Texas
Very large entry today. LtJg Nolan's first taste of combat at Midway as the Battle of Midway begins...

_________________
He bowls overhand...He is the most interesting man in the world.
We are the WIX, We're family..a team..Ya know, just like Tom & Jerry..
"Be Good To Each Other"...Jim Leroy, 1961-2007
"In Peace Japan Breeds War", Eckstein, Harper and Bros., 3rd ed. 1943(1927, 1928,1942)
"Leave it to ol' Slim. I got ideas...and they're all vile, baby." South Dakota Slim
"Ahh..."The Deuce", 28,000 pounds of motherly love." quote from some Grunt on CH-37
DBF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:33 am 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Posts: 372
Location: Michigan City, Indiana
:drink3:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:08 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:33 pm
Posts: 4244
Location: refugee in Pasa-GD-dena, Texas
The July 7 entry was promising as a long awaited follow-up to what happened to some of the folks at Midway but something was lost in transcription. It's as if the diary entry was written in another language and translated back to English using a poor web translator with a PC filter? A disappointing transcription...That, or to badly paraphrase Ahrnold, "I tink I hahv a toooma..." :shock:

_________________
He bowls overhand...He is the most interesting man in the world.
We are the WIX, We're family..a team..Ya know, just like Tom & Jerry..
"Be Good To Each Other"...Jim Leroy, 1961-2007
"In Peace Japan Breeds War", Eckstein, Harper and Bros., 3rd ed. 1943(1927, 1928,1942)
"Leave it to ol' Slim. I got ideas...and they're all vile, baby." South Dakota Slim
"Ahh..."The Deuce", 28,000 pounds of motherly love." quote from some Grunt on CH-37
DBF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:21 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:33 pm
Posts: 4244
Location: refugee in Pasa-GD-dena, Texas
airnutz wrote:
The July 7 entry was promising as a long awaited follow-up to what happened to some of the folks at Midway but something was lost in transcription. It's as if the diary entry was written in another language and translated back to English using a poor web translator with a PC filter? A disappointing transcription...That, or to badly paraphrase Ahrnold, "I tink I hahv a toooma..." :shock:

Ahhh! It's been corrected. A lot better and a good read now. Editor was using a speech-to-text program caught mid-edit.

_________________
He bowls overhand...He is the most interesting man in the world.
We are the WIX, We're family..a team..Ya know, just like Tom & Jerry..
"Be Good To Each Other"...Jim Leroy, 1961-2007
"In Peace Japan Breeds War", Eckstein, Harper and Bros., 3rd ed. 1943(1927, 1928,1942)
"Leave it to ol' Slim. I got ideas...and they're all vile, baby." South Dakota Slim
"Ahh..."The Deuce", 28,000 pounds of motherly love." quote from some Grunt on CH-37
DBF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:48 pm 
Online
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:02 am
Posts: 3792
Location: Northbrook, IL
So, it's naht a toomah. :wink:
This last post sure takes another whack at the AAF - I wonder what Nolan thought about Gen. Tinker getting a base named after him?

_________________
Image
All right, Mister Dorfmann, start pullin'!
Pilot: "Flap switch works hard in down position."
Mechanic: "Flap switch checked OK. Pilot needs more P.T." - Flight report, B-17G 42-102875


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:12 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:33 pm
Posts: 4244
Location: refugee in Pasa-GD-dena, Texas
Chris Brame wrote:
So, it's naht a toomah. :wink:
This last post sure takes another whack at the AAF - I wonder what Nolan thought about Gen. Tinker getting a base named after him?

Yup, dodged a toomah bullet. Knock wood! Yeah... a common return comment that he, and the Navy in general, wasn't too happy with the AAF having the "rottenest navigators" pissing away aircraft the Navy would be happy to have to replace some of their tired iron. Or, the Admiral who commented the right aircraft had the wrong pilots at Midway. 'Course he was fair when he felt the Nav screwed-the-pooch! As for Nolan's opinion on Tinker, I guess we'll see how long this diary goes or if there are any post-war entries when Tinker is renamed in '48.

_________________
He bowls overhand...He is the most interesting man in the world.
We are the WIX, We're family..a team..Ya know, just like Tom & Jerry..
"Be Good To Each Other"...Jim Leroy, 1961-2007
"In Peace Japan Breeds War", Eckstein, Harper and Bros., 3rd ed. 1943(1927, 1928,1942)
"Leave it to ol' Slim. I got ideas...and they're all vile, baby." South Dakota Slim
"Ahh..."The Deuce", 28,000 pounds of motherly love." quote from some Grunt on CH-37
DBF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:14 am 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Posts: 372
Location: Michigan City, Indiana
:drink3:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 pm 
Offline
Flight Lieutenant

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:45 pm
Posts: 128
Location: CNY
No updates for the past week


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 am 
Offline
Lance Corporal

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 9:38 pm
Posts: 39
back current now :D :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:33 pm
Posts: 4244
Location: refugee in Pasa-GD-dena, Texas
The Christmas Eve 1942 entry introduced 2 RAF officers passing thru to be posted as part of the RAF Mission to Australia where they would note and report Japanese information to RAF headquarters in England....Group Captain Grice and Wing Commander Morse. With a little background digging Grice's visit to Australia was not voluntary. Richard "Dickie" Grice DFC(WW1), a bit of an eccentric became convinced that one of the burned-out but still standing hangars at Biggin Hill was the reason the Luftwaffe kept bombing the base. After many denials of requests to headquarters to dismantle the hangar, Grice convinced the Royal Engineers to rig the offending structure with explosives with the plan to destroy it on the next raid! The subsequent inspection of the hangar after said raid revealed the Luftwaffe was not the responsible party for the destruction and "Dickie" was found out. Court-martial ensued but Grice had friends in the Air Ministry and he was quietly shuffled off to Australia for the remaining 4 years of the war. Grice, incidentally was featured and played by Kenneth Moore in the 1969 BoB movie.

_________________
He bowls overhand...He is the most interesting man in the world.
We are the WIX, We're family..a team..Ya know, just like Tom & Jerry..
"Be Good To Each Other"...Jim Leroy, 1961-2007
"In Peace Japan Breeds War", Eckstein, Harper and Bros., 3rd ed. 1943(1927, 1928,1942)
"Leave it to ol' Slim. I got ideas...and they're all vile, baby." South Dakota Slim
"Ahh..."The Deuce", 28,000 pounds of motherly love." quote from some Grunt on CH-37
DBF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: "This D*mn Navy" ...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:53 am 
Offline
Flight Lieutenant

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:45 pm
Posts: 128
Location: CNY
I'm starting to dislike this (drunk) guy no matter how big a hero he was.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Chris Brame, Dave Hadfield, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], MKD1966 and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group