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WW2 CARRIER FOOTAGE
YOUTUBE ^ | July 4, 2010 | swampsniper

Posted on 07/04/2010 4:35:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Color footage of carrier action in the Pacific. Thie is my daddy's generation in action, just a bunch of kids then. One of my uncles was flying off a carriers, he flew Corsairs.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: carrier; navair; pacific; ww2

1 posted on 07/04/2010 4:35:15 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

2 posted on 07/04/2010 4:45:18 PM PDT by magslinger (If recycling makes cents as well as sense, I am all for it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks, I have seen all of this footage before, but still. Brave soldiers of LIBERTY!
Words fail me about today.


3 posted on 07/04/2010 4:53:29 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: magslinger

Thank You for the posting. Reminds me of my days on the USS Enterprise CVAN65 and VF-96.


4 posted on 07/04/2010 4:55:46 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer; SWAMPSNIPER

The thanks belong to SWAMPSNIPER. He actually posted it.


5 posted on 07/04/2010 5:01:22 PM PDT by magslinger (If recycling makes cents as well as sense, I am all for it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank You!

Former US Navy SWO


6 posted on 07/04/2010 5:20:07 PM PDT by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
One of my Uncles, now gone, spent the war on USS Enterprise CV6, most decorated ship of WWII. Grandma had to sign a waiver for him, he was only 17. Survived it. Gawd, imagine the adrenaline rush as the Nipponese bored in on them. Imagine knowing, as a wet-eared teenager, an entire superpower is chasing after you, because you're the only seaworthy US carrier on the water, at times?

A most famous pic, The Kamikaze hit they took 14 May 1945.

That "thing" hundreds of feet in the air, with a smoke plume behind it, is the rear aircraft elevator that brought the planes up from below deck. It weighed tens of tons. Damn. Damn. Damn. How did they stay upright?

Uncle wrote that "we survived because our Skipper was "Trigger Happy", in reference to the USS Vincennes Incident.

7 posted on 07/04/2010 5:24:12 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

About the only words Brokaw ever uttered that were worthy of my respect and support were the phrase he coined...”The Greatest Generation”.And WWII wasn’t the *only* thing that they did that earned them that title.


8 posted on 07/04/2010 5:34:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: sonofstrangelove; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

*ping*


9 posted on 07/04/2010 5:46:43 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

if you have more footage send it to me please


10 posted on 07/04/2010 6:13:57 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; sonofstrangelove
Hello, swampsniper.

Freeper Sonofstrangelove is VERY impressed and he posted:

>>>> "if you have more footage send it to me please" <<<<

:)

11 posted on 07/04/2010 6:18:55 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Someone just sent me the link today. I wish I had more.


12 posted on 07/04/2010 6:20:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
A few Whistling Death pics for you

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

13 posted on 07/04/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT by alfa6
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That is great footage.

I watched the first two episodes of THE PACIFIC HBO series this evening. It is very good


14 posted on 07/04/2010 6:39:14 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: sonofstrangelove

See post no.12


15 posted on 07/04/2010 6:44:36 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: FlyVet

My dad also served on the Big ‘E’. Transfered to her from the Lexington before Pearl. Had he stayed on the Lex he’d have gone down with his 3 best friends when she was sunk. As it was he became priviledged to fight in more battles than any other WWII fighting ship. He served in the most dangerous job, on the flight deck flagging aircraft. Was part of the fire crew that fought that elevator blaze you mentioned. God bless my dad, JVW, gone since 1994.


16 posted on 07/04/2010 7:40:26 PM PDT by DWar (The perfect is the enemy of the excellent!!)
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To: DWar
Had to search for this, but remembered it from my love of reading the war stories as a kid, 40 years ago. Can't remember what I did five seconds ago, but I sure remember this:

"An officer on board Yorktown said, 'There she goes. She didn't turn over. She is going down with her head up. Dear old Lex. A lady to the last.' "

Dear Old Lex. A Lady to the Last. God bless the Great Men.

17 posted on 07/04/2010 8:22:41 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The modern liberal history revisionist and the Holocaust deniers want us to believe that this never really happen...

18 posted on 07/04/2010 9:13:54 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: alfa6

I’ve always thought those things look really cool.


19 posted on 07/05/2010 3:10:55 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: FlyVet

My grandfather was on the Bunker Hill when it was kamikazied on May 11th. Any liberal pinhead who questions Hiroshima and Nagasaki lives in ignorance of the carnage at Okinawa. The A-bomb saved my grandfather from having to go back for the planned Home Island invasion.


21 posted on 07/05/2010 6:02:09 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Great Vid! My dad was the damage control officer for the front third of the USS Hornet. The vid matches his stories. On top of kamikazes armor piercing bombs were another fear. He lost a couple of room mates from these bombs. Would you know how one would get the crew manifest for a WWII carrier.
22 posted on 07/05/2010 6:18:28 AM PDT by jetson
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Bump


23 posted on 07/05/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT by kanawa
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