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On 1/15/2021 at 7:31 PM, namhee2 said:

my preparation for Normandy

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You might also want to try "50 aerodromes pour une victoire" (Francois Robinard) - also by Heimdal.

Great book with lots of info.

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36 minutes ago, Bremspropeller said:

 

You might also want to try "50 aerodromes pour une victoire" (Francois Robinard) - also by Heimdal.

Great book with lots of info.

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Thanks, I've already seen it, I'm a regular customer of Editions Heimdal, unfortunately I'm retired, and unfortunately I can't buy books as quickly as I would like ... but my collection is getting bigger and bigger, still a very interesting book.

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I am now reading one of my Christmas presents -

 

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Seems rather apt even if written in the 1720s.

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1 hour ago, Bremspropeller said:

Might that possibly be related to a game with three capital letters? 😅

 

 

Ambush; Crossbow, pop up group, Vegas, 270, 53, 18, hot, inbound to Morher, recommend commit.

 

 

 

 

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The Conquering Tide. Not quite as good as Pacific Crucible but what middle book is as good as the first? Still engrossing and I've found my Pacific knowledge is almost as lacking as my Eastern Front knowledge was - at least my 42/43 knowledge.

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Also Xmas present from the wife. Erik Larson's books can be kind of dry if you aren't a history buff, but to me they are great because they take linear events (textbook style) and turn them into narratives focused on a few main characters. He has a few other books on 20th and early 19th century events that I highly recommend.

 

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On 1/21/2021 at 8:38 AM, II/JG17_HerrMurf said:

The Conquering Tide. Not quite as good as Pacific Crucible but what middle book is as good as the first? Still engrossing and I've found my Pacific knowledge is almost as lacking as my Eastern Front knowledge was - at least my 42/43 knowledge.

 

I would say my area of expertise with regard to WWII.

 

Read ‘Guadalcanal’ by Richard B. Frank.

You’ll lament hugely that we’re not flying over the Solomons by now. 

 

Then read ‘Fire in the Sky’

by Eric Bergerud.

 

I’m now reading

Hornets Over Kuwait

Great read.

 

Jay is a helluva good guy - been in contact with him for some years. He’s lending his expertise to a little something something.

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Has anyone read neptune's inferno? Like, damn that is an intense book about the naval action around guadalcanal.

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55 minutes ago, blue_max said:

Has anyone read neptune's inferno? Like, damn that is an intense book about the naval action around guadalcanal.

 

On my shelf, haven’t gotten around to it yet. My head is out of WWII for a while.

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On 1/19/2021 at 1:25 PM, Gambit21 said:

 

 

Ambush; Crossbow, pop up group, Vegas, 270, 53, 18, hot, inbound to Morher, recommend commit.

 

 

 

 

 

The chicks must swoon when you sweet talk like that. :cool:

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18 minutes ago, CanadaOne said:

 

The chicks must swoon when you sweet talk like that. :cool:

 

Especially the Marine ones on the ground when they see how many rockets I carry around with me in my Marine Hornet.

 

Interesting  - no rockets allowed on the carrier, but Marines who might start off on the carrier (no rockets) but then transfer to a land base after a while - rockets! Oh look, 3 different varieties?! Let’s stay at this land base for a bit.  Maybe we can concentrate on dumb bombs (put the thing on the thing) and rockets (put the thing on the thing again) with a bit of GBU and Maverick for spice...I think we’re in business. I hate ‘just sayin’...but just sayin.

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1 hour ago, Gambit21 said:

 

Especially the Marine ones on the ground when they see how many rockets I carry around with me in my Marine Hornet.

 

Interesting  - no rockets allowed on the carrier, but Marines who might start off on the carrier (no rockets) but then transfer to a land base after a while - rockets! Oh look, 3 different varieties?! Let’s stay at this land base for a bit.  Maybe we can concentrate on dumb bombs (put the thing on the thing) and rockets (put the thing on the thing again) with a bit of GBU and Maverick for spice...I think we’re in business. I hate ‘just sayin’...but just sayin.

 

No rockets on a carrier?

 

Interesting.

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8 minutes ago, CanadaOne said:

 

No rockets on a carrier?

 

Interesting.

 

 

On 29 July 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal after an electrical anomaly caused a Zuni rocket on a F-4B Phantom to fire, striking an external fuel tank of an A-4 Skyhawk. ... It also modified its weapon handling procedures and installed a deck wash down system on all carriers.

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Interesting. unfortunate, but interesting.

 

Haven't done a lot of naval reading. Far more navel gazing reading.

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8 minutes ago, CanadaOne said:

 

Haven't done a lot of naval reading. Far more navel contemplating.

 

Fixed it for you.

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10 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

 

Fixed it for you.

 

You can't do one without the other. :happy:

 

Was rereading this Sunday. What a cosmic book. Serious navel gazing.

 

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Reading monographies about two artists.

The Japanese ukiyo-e printmaker Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Baroque painter José de Ribera.

 

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