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On my birthday in 1944:

 

United States scores major victory against Japanese in Battle of the Philippine Sea

 

On this day in 1944, in what would become known as the ‚ÄúMarianas Turkey Shoot,‚ÄĚ U.S. carrier-based fighters decimate the Japanese Fleet with only a minimum of losses in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

 

The security of the Marianas Islands, in the western Pacific, were vital to Japan, which had air bases on Saipan, Tinian, and Guam. U.S. troops were already battling the Japanese on Saipan, having landed there on the 15th. Any further intrusion would leave the Philippine Islands, and Japan itself, vulnerable to U.S. attack. The U.S. Fifth Fleet, commanded by Admiral Raymond Spruance, was on its way west from the Marshall Islands as backup for the invasion of Saipan and the rest of the Marianas. But Japanese Admiral Ozawa Jisaburo decided to challenge the American fleet, ordering 430 of his planes, launched from aircraft carriers, to attack. In what became the greatest carrier battle of the war, the United States, having already picked up the Japanese craft on radar, proceeded to shoot down more than 300 aircraft and sink two Japanese aircraft carriers, losing only 29 of their own planes in the process. It was described in the aftermath as a ‚Äúturkey shoot.‚ÄĚ

 

Admiral Ozawa, believing his missing planes had landed at their Guam air base, maintained his position in the Philippine Sea, allowing for a second attack of U.S. carrier-based fighter planes, this time commanded by Admiral Mitscher, to shoot down an additional 65 Japanese planes and sink another carrier. In total, the Japanese lost 480 aircraft, three-quarters of its total, not to mention most of its crews. American domination of the Marianas was now a foregone conclusion.

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On my birthday in 1945, this picture was taken of my uncle, the night before his flight over Hiroshima when as electronics officer he armed the atomic bomb.

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2 hours ago, Riggo-toni said:

On my birthday in 1945, this picture was taken of my uncle, the night before his flight over Hiroshima when as electronics officer he armed the atomic bomb.

 

 

Crazy stuff. One of the crazier things was that the US shipped the first atom bombs from California to the Tinian on an un-escorted battle cruiser. A day after dropping off their secret, precious cargo the USS Indianapolis was sunk by one of the only TWO remaining, operational Japanese subs in the fleet. 

 

People LOVE to think that the victory in WW2 was so decisive‚ÄĒit may still have been but if a few things were slightly different by a matter of hours there could've been many many more casualties for the Allies. On D-Day there were 2¬†full Panzer division of tanks within distance of the Normandy beaches. They couldn't move to the fight because they were only to be released on Hitler's orders. Hitler had strict orders not to be woken up before 10 am.¬†

 

Allies probably would've still won. Japan was going to fall regardless of the A-bomb. Russia was approaching on them too. We basically had cut Germany off from it's oil fields. 

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2 minutes ago, Elessar78 said:

Crazy stuff. One of the crazier things was that the US shipped the first atom bombs from California to the Tinian on an un-escorted battle cruiser. A day after dropping off their secret, precious cargo the USS Indianapolis was sunk by one of the only TWO remaining, operational Japanese subs in the fleet. 

 

People LOVE to think that the victory in WW2 was so decisive‚ÄĒit may still have been but if a few things were slightly different by a matter of hours there could've been many many more casualties for the Allies. On D-Day there were 2¬†full Panzer division of tanks within distance of the Normandy beaches. They couldn't move to the fight because they were only to be released on Hitler's orders. Hitler had strict orders not to be woken up before 10 am.¬†

 

Allies probably would've still won. Japan was going to fall regardless of the A-bomb. Russia was approaching on them too. We basically had cut Germany off from it's oil fields. 

 

What a ****.

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5 hours ago, Elessar78 said:

Crazy stuff. One of the crazier things was that the US shipped the first atom bombs from California to the Tinian on an un-escorted battle cruiser. A day after dropping off their secret, precious cargo the USS Indianapolis was sunk by one of the only TWO remaining, operational Japanese subs in the fleet. 

 

One of my grandmothers cousins was on the Indianapolis. No clue what happened to him. 

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5 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

What a ****.

He had suffered an assassination attempt (or two) at this point. He was extremely paranoid and the stress was wearing on him. He had quack "doctors" attending to him giving him dubious potions to heal him. Part of his regimen was uninterrupted sleep. 

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"White people always come up to me like 'oh my God, your kids are so well disciplined!' Well, I told 'em I was gonna **** em up!...you should **** your kids up, too!" 

 

:rofl89::rofl89:

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i swear there is no one sexier on local tv that cori coffin or mariana Marraco. 

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11 minutes ago, skinfan2k said:

i swear there is no one sexier on local tv that cori coffin or mariana Marraco. 

 

There's a hispanic chick recently that caught my eye, I think she's on Fox. She's usually one of those on the scene reporters...I'm trying to find her name, but I don't see her on the website. I think her last name was Hernandez or Lopez 

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3 hours ago, clietas said:

 

One of my grandmothers cousins was on the Indianapolis. No clue what happened to him. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, skinfan2k said:

i swear there is no one sexier on local tv that cori coffin or mariana Marraco. 

 

Julie Donaldson is so hot.  Not sure what station she's with, but a Redskins reporter I follow on the 'Gram.  

 

She's so yummerz. Ugh.

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2 minutes ago, Chew said:

 

Julie Donaldson is so hot.  Not sure what station she's with, but a Redskins reporter I follow on the 'Gram.  

 

She's so yummerz. Ugh.

 

It's the same channel the wizards and caps play on.  I'm with ya, she sometimes wears these tight burgundy leather pants on Redskins shows, she knows what she doing...

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yall are way behind. Pretty sure i first talked about her in the rtt when we beat Dallas in '14 and her ass (50/50 squat/natural, so I accept) was popping out of an ocean blue skirt.

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13 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

It's the same channel the wizards and caps play on.  I'm with ya, she sometimes wears these tight burgundy leather pants on Redskins shows, she knows what she doing...

 

My man.  And oh ya, she knows she's sexy...which is sexy.

 

She squats a lot, too...posts a lot of gym pics.  Tight body, pretty, and she seems pretty modest and down to earth.  

 

I started to post an instagram pic but it felt kinda creepy.  It's not like I check her Instagram multiple times a day or anything, though... :ph34r:

 

Sin, I do remember you mentioning her a while back, may be how I discovered her.

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4 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

"White people always come up to me like 'oh my God, your kids are so well disciplined!' Well, I told 'em I was gonna **** em up!...you should **** your kids up, too!" 

 

:rofl89::rofl89:

 

I need to spend more time on podcasts.....my wife is looking at me sideways though.  :ols:

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11 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

yall are way behind. Pretty sure i first talked about her in the rtt when we beat Dallas in '14 and her ass (50/50 squat/natural, so I accept) was popping out of an ocean blue skirt.

 

Now you're just showing off, didn't you say you had a crush on Rachel Maddow back in the day, too?  

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2 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Now you're just showing off, didn't you say you had a crush on Rachel Maddow back in the day, too?  

 

Still do.

 

All women need love

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