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ericturner



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Location: Hindley, Wigan.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Friendly Fire Reply with quote

Re' my last entry, facts. July 1943. 144 C47, C53 (Dakotas) carrying American paratroops flying from Tunisia to drop on Sicily, were flying over US Navy and Coastguard warships of the coast of sicily in Operation HUSKY, 23 aircraft were shot down and 37 badly damaged, 318 soldiers and aircrew were killed or wounded all done by anti aircraft fire from the ships. The ships had been attacked by the Luftwaffe shortly before and it was dark. E.T.
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frank



Joined: 11 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:48 am    Post subject: war Reply with quote

But for the Russian contribution we would still be fighting WW!!.
Stalingrad was the turning point , the straw that broke the German camels
back. No slight on the Americans although they could have come in sooner
but casualty figures speak for themselves. American war losses total
600, 000 , the Russians lost 300,000 in the three weeks prior to the fall of
Berlin. Incidentally Xmas 2007 was notable for the fact that it was then
that Britain paid the last installment of it's war loan to the USA. It cost the
Germans and the Japs Nowt.
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bloo-moon



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: friendly fire Reply with quote

OK OK fair comment, thing is
I,m talking 201st century here, commmunications now, unthinkable in the 40,s
Think about it, it should never happen with all the stuff we have now.
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