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garm1and
08-29-2014, 06:28 PM
A good story as told by an elderly veteran of WWII. About 10 min. long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oBmy5trLZE&list=TLZNz9ahuKCKQchlpXQMLzTFbqNjtXzo-F

Kilroy
09-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Watching it right now. It's such a crazed story it is.

garm1and
09-02-2014, 05:12 PM
Watching it right now. It's such a crazed story it is.
One thing i learned from the story is that MacArthur ordered the props removed from the remaining Japanese planes. I never heard that before, I wonder what other changes were instituted?

garm1and
09-02-2014, 05:19 PM
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Japanese P1Y Ginga and D4Y Suisei aircraft at Atsugi Airfield, Japan, post-war; note some propellers removed to prevent unauthorized flights
Source United States National Archives

Kilroy
09-03-2014, 09:51 AM
That's insane really! I remember reading in "Strong men armed" by Robert Leckie where that final (Japanese) soldier on Guadalcanal was in 1947. I believe even though the Japanese were a brutal enemy, they were a honorable opponent.