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Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 03:01 PM
For all you former and current service members...what job would your prior or current MOS translate to during WWII? What the heck...civilians can play too.

I was a 2813 cable splicing Jarhead so I imagine I'da been pulling telephone cable and/or hooking up phones somewhere in the South Pacific.

Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 03:01 PM
For all you former and current service members...what job would your prior or current MOS translate to during WWII? What the heck...civilians can play too.

I was a 2813 cable splicing Jarhead so I imagine I'da been pulling telephone cable and/or hooking up phones somewhere in the South Pacific.

AKA_TAGERT
07-16-2007, 03:06 PM
36H aka 29NV10 - Painting nude chicks on the side of planes

LStarosta
07-16-2007, 03:13 PM
Air Force would make me a Personnel Officer due to force shaping.

slipBall
07-16-2007, 03:15 PM
Fighter pilot/instructor http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
Press "refly" is a must though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Monterey13
07-16-2007, 03:16 PM
Army-13B, so I would have still been an Artillery Cannon Crewman.

Navy-Missile Fire Controlman, They didn't have Tomahawks and Harpoons back then, so I guess I would have been in gun fire control.

leitmotiv
07-16-2007, 03:24 PM
At 18 exactly like Kurt Vonnagut was at 18, 6'4" and about 150 pounds, i.e., gun fodder, I would have been dead meat in the infantry, like he was, would have had an infinitely better chance in my U.S.N., and would have had no chance of flying since I am blind as a bat without radar without glasses. So presented with the options of Army or Navy, I would have volunteered for the Navy ASAP before being drafted into the Army. With my luck, I would have ended up on the BUNKER HILL or the FRANKLIN....

M_Gunz
07-16-2007, 04:05 PM
Forward Observer.

Fox_3
07-16-2007, 04:08 PM
Combat Engineer.

Baylor6
07-16-2007, 04:35 PM
Military Lawyer (Jag) and Military Judge which is what I was when I retired from the Texas Army National Guard.

demonhunter212
07-16-2007, 04:42 PM
82nd Airborne Radio Operator

super71957
07-16-2007, 04:51 PM
U.S.Army 63F10 Recovery Spcialist
But what they really like to call us were "mud divers". If you went out and were crazy enough to get your M-60 tank stuck in the mud than I was the man to get you out of there. lmao.
Yup that was my job,actually during the summer it was fun.During the winters however the cold made things extremely painfull.I don"t know if the job was around in WWII though.If not ,some type of mechanic I would guess.

FritzGryphon
07-16-2007, 04:55 PM
I'm the guy who makes the coffee. One day our airfield is attacked and all the regular pilots are down with food poisoning, so I fly one of the P-51s and shoot down 5 enemy planes.

I am shot and suffer an injury that is fully recoverable, but severe enough to keep me in a cozy hospital bed for the rest of the war.

Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 04:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by super71957:
U.S.Army 63F10 Recovery Spcialist
But what they really like to call us were "mud divers". If you went out and were crazy enough to get your M-60 tank stuck in the mud than I was the man to get you out of there. lmao.
Yup that was my job,actually during the summer it was fun.During the winters however the cold made things extremely painfull.I don"t know if the job was around in WWII though.If not ,some type of mechanic I would guess. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol...now THAT sounds like fun. So, now you're a...tow truck driver?

If you are I'll be all like... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 04:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FritzGryphon:
I'm the guy who makes the coffee. One day another guy in the squad gets sick so I have to go into the field. I end up winning the war. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rest assured you're MY hero.

Never woulda made it through my enlistment without coffee...

dirtdigger54
07-16-2007, 05:10 PM
Airborne Infantry

F0_Dark_P
07-16-2007, 05:13 PM
Soviet 63th Guard division!

Scout and DP27 light machinegunner http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

super71957
07-16-2007, 05:14 PM
HEH HEH Crash. The past 35 or so years I have been building ultra high performance motorcycle engines for drag racing and street.I could not handle picking up anymore dead vehicles,on or off the road!! But was fun while I was in.
Great thread by the way.

I_KG100_Prien
07-16-2007, 05:24 PM
Formerly- Gun Fire Control Tech.

Currently- Military Police

zardozid
07-16-2007, 05:47 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED">U</span> <span class="ev_code_WHITE">S</span> <span class="ev_code_BLUE">O</span>
or Supply (requisition forms, inventory, ...ect) whichever they thought they needed at that time...

p.s. I was never in...(full disclosure) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LW_lcarp
07-16-2007, 06:05 PM
63B10H8

Light wheel vehicle mechanic with Hotel 8 I was a 5 tonwrecker/crane operator. So I recovered vehiles in all sorts of situations

Choctaw111
07-16-2007, 06:21 PM
Well, I was an 11B20P in the Army so that would have put me in the 101st or the 82nd Airborne back then as a front line infantry soldier. Fifteen years ago I was in the 504 PIR. For those that don't know, that is part of the 82nd. I would have liked to have been in the Army Air Corps though, just like my Maternal Grandfather was. But all of those who participated in the War should know that they were part of something important no matter what their job, from the cooks and supply people all the way up to the Generals. It took them all to make it work as part of a well oiled machine.

T_O_A_D
07-16-2007, 06:50 PM
Well we had this a couple of years or so ago, and I've waisted about an hour searching for it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

But hey I did read a few old threads over that brought back pleasant memories.

I would most likely get put in the motor pool.
I've been a Diesel mechanic, and now a shop supervisor for 15 years.

Although if they found out I cooked for the first 4 years in the work force??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 07:46 PM
I know...I couldn't find it either. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

So many new faces I thought I'd resurrect it. Help keep everybody's mind off politics... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Copperhead310th
07-16-2007, 08:13 PM
Patato Peeler 2nd class.
Would also have done well as
A A ltrine maintnece technitian 1st class.
no Doubt. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 09:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by super71957:
HEH HEH Crash. The past 35 or so years I have been building ultra high performance motorcycle engines for drag racing and street.I could not handle picking up anymore dead vehicles,on or off the road!! But was fun while I was in.
Great thread by the way. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now that DOES sound like fun! I was a fair backyard mechanic years ago...what a blast.

Crash_Moses
07-16-2007, 09:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LW_lcarp:
63B10H8

Light wheel vehicle mechanic with Hotel 8 I was a 5 tonwrecker/crane operator. So I recovered vehiles in all sorts of situations </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You could start a towing service with Super71957. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Korolov1986
07-16-2007, 09:57 PM
No service here, but if I had to guess, it'd be either a tanker, artillery, or armorer.

The first two are based on the fact I'd probably still be deaf, the last one is on account of the fact I'm ok with small mechanics and things that send a projectile in a preferred direction.

super71957
07-16-2007, 11:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">You could start a towing service with Super71957. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
And an Ultra Heavy Duty one at that! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
You have got me laughing thinking about those days tromping around in that waste deep mud.

Grand_Armee
07-16-2007, 11:50 PM
USMC 0811...Field Artillery Batteryman.

Funny thing is, even back in 1991 when I left the USMC, they were still using the 1942 model 105 MM howitzer along with the more modern 155mm guns in the towed batteries. I wonder if they're still there.

Hell...I'm still partially deaf.

slo_1_2_3
07-17-2007, 12:12 AM
I guesss whatever they told me I would be doing

F19_Orheim
07-17-2007, 12:18 AM
radio operator on a sub

RAF74_Raptor
07-17-2007, 12:28 AM
I would have been a Infantryman then

Friendly_flyer
07-17-2007, 01:13 AM
These days I'm too old, and would probably be a reservist, but in my heydays I served as a squad-leader for an RPG-unit in the Army. Most likely I would have ended up leading a team manning a HMG back then.

The war in Norway was over too quickly for most to see much fighting. Had I managed to get to Britan (manny Norwegians did), I might have ended up with a funny tin-hat and a SMLE.

Feathered_IV
07-17-2007, 01:50 AM
I'd probably have been the guy they got to make all the Papier mâché models of the Target-for-today.

B16Enk
07-17-2007, 02:34 AM
Vehicle Mechanic R.E.M.E (http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/remeass/history.htm) as I was in RL 1977.

Was a 'B' Mech which meant anything to do with anything from a motorcycle up to and including light tracked.

Did a spot of recovery too once, pulled a recovery truck out of deep mud in Germany. And the light tracked vehicle it was out to recover http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

KIMURA
07-17-2007, 03:52 AM
Tank gunner here........ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

ploughman
07-17-2007, 03:57 AM
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Stuntie
07-17-2007, 04:00 AM
RAF suport role. Probably Intelligence based as I like languages.
So for me the danger would be from paper cuts not bullets or bombs. I'd spend the war sitting behind a desk reading Luftwaffe supply reports.

Although I'm stupid enough to have gone for Aircrew as a gunner (doubt they would have let an oik like me near the cockpit area).
So I'd be either six foot under somewhere in Germany or down the mess drinking heavilly and trying to ignore the next mission.

SeaFireLIV
07-17-2007, 04:20 AM
I have no idea. Realistically, I doubt I`d get the post I wanted. So probably infantry.

azamato2007
07-17-2007, 04:44 AM
hmmmm da job in the second war huh?
i think i would have been a target http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif yeah im good at being shot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
not really i would have been an assault soldier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif with a thompson semi automatic rifle but that's only if i couldn't become a Spitfire pilot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Feathered_IV
07-17-2007, 05:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by azamato2007:
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Bombers/B25WallOfFire </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I just have to ask, is Richard Seaman a real name? That would raise some eyebrows where I'm from http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Worf101
07-17-2007, 05:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fox_3:
Combat Engineer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

12Bang Bang indeed. Same here "Essayons!!!"

Da Worfster

Breeze147
07-17-2007, 05:53 AM
Whatever the USMC wanted me to do.

BSS_CUDA
07-17-2007, 06:48 AM
Quartermaster/Navigator/Helmsman. not much of a rate change there, the Navy's been doing that same job for Hundreds of years

rhinomonkey
07-17-2007, 07:07 AM
i trained as a mechanic so probably would have been one back then.

Chumley-Warner
07-17-2007, 07:18 AM
By Jove! I say, RAF Information Officer is the job for me.... what what. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mortoma
07-17-2007, 07:20 AM
Something electronic/electrical because that's what I've done most of my life. So assuming I would have had the same or similar apptitudes, probably something along the lines of radio communication equipment or radar work.

My dad's role in WWII was as a civilian but he trained crews to operate the top turret in B-26 Marauders. He was not allowed induction into the military due to color-blindness. The entire crew had to know how to operate the turret, even the pilots were trained, just in case. I can't remember who made the turret for the B-26. I think maybe Sperry?? He did this training at the Indiana State fairgrounds, which was converted into an airfield during the war. They even stopped racing the Indy 500 during the war and used the track for some military purpose. What, I don't remember.

jarink
07-17-2007, 08:27 AM
I was originally a 96B10 (Intelligence Analyst). Basically, we drew pretty pictures on maps.
Later, I became a 98G20RU (Russian Voice Intercept Operator), so I guess I would have either been a "Corporal Upham" (like in Saving Private Ryan) or I'd have had some headphones on listening to and/or jamming German/Italian/Japanese radio transmissions.

M_Gunz
07-17-2007, 09:51 AM
Of course all ground troops have the secondary job of Rifleman, may become primary job at any
second. It's the first job you learn.

Monty_Thrud
07-17-2007, 10:55 AM
Super duper fighter ACE, general bounder and a cad(AKA lady killer), super hero on the quiet and very good with pink nosed puppies, especially in pairs...oh!..and brew boy...w0t wh0t! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

na85
07-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Based on my online flying ability, I would most likely have been a grease spot on the ground somewhere over Europe.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-17-2007, 11:13 AM
I guess I'd be running a glasshouse somewhere - I believe Americans would refer to it as a stockade. Now shaddup an' gimme ten if you want breakfast. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Jatro13th
07-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Since I am a dentist, I woul plug pilot's hollow teeth so that they don't yell in pain when going up.
(Actually that's what I am doing at the present time in the Hellenic Air Force doing my service).

Friendly_flyer
07-17-2007, 01:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stuntie:
Although I'm stupid enough to have gone for Aircrew as a gunner (doubt they would have let an oik like me near the cockpit area).
So I'd be either six foot under somewhere in Germany or down the mess drinking heavilly and trying to ignore the next mission. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I has somehow ended up in the H. M.s Airforce, that would most likely be my fate as well.

MB_Avro_UK
07-17-2007, 01:59 PM
Hi all,

Judging by my intellect,leadership abilities,communication skills, decision making prowess and the ability to keep my head when all around are losing theirs.....

I would of course be Winston Churchill http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

'Never,in the field of human conflict...(my memory fails me).

Best Regards,
Winston Churchill.

horseback
07-17-2007, 02:45 PM
Fixed radars and navaids in the USN in the 70s.

Some of the equipment I worked on was first used in the Fleet just after the war, so probably I'd have done the same thing then.

I love the smell of burning 12AU7 electron tubes in the morning...

cheers

horseback

Abbeville-Boy
07-17-2007, 03:16 PM
my job i would check air tire pressure on the panzer tanks

B16Enk
07-17-2007, 03:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Abbeville-Boy:
my job i would check air tire pressure on the panzer tanks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And Chief spark plug changer on the diesels too no doubt!

avimimus
07-17-2007, 04:27 PM
Sigh... Intelligence probably... stupid... stupid...

Abbeville-Boy
07-17-2007, 05:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by B16Enk:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Abbeville-Boy:
my job i would check air tire pressure on the panzer tanks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And Chief spark plug changer on the diesels too no doubt! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


thats not in my job description, strong union http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

FPSOLKOR
07-17-2007, 05:17 PM
Pulling bullets from other peoples arssses (field hospital surgeon) or putting them there (sniper).

LStarosta
07-17-2007, 05:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
I guess I'd be running a glasshouse somewhere - I believe Americans would refer to it as a stockade. Now shaddup an' gimme ten if you want breakfast. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only 10? God, you're easy.

Rattler68
07-17-2007, 05:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
For all you former and current service members...what job would your prior or current MOS translate to during WWII? What the heck...civilians can play too.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I was R011, armoured crewman (troop warrant officer). I'd be with my WW2 regiment, the South Alberta Regiment, being the recce tank regiment for the 4th Armd Div (Canadian).

BSS_Sniper
07-17-2007, 05:50 PM
11B30B4 Light infantry scout = Alamo Scout

I guess thats where I'd be or somewhere in the Inf.

thefruitbat
07-17-2007, 06:09 PM
Well, i was only TA, but i'd of been a young 2nd left, in the kings liverpool scottish, who didnt seem to get quite as smashed up as they did in WW1

Infantry, for those who dont.

PBI for teh win!!!!

cheers fruitbat

wayno7777
07-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Well, I was a 67N20, Uh-1H Crewchief/crewmember, so maybe I'd be working on C-47's? Or P-38's? Or a gunner on a B-17 or B-24? I also worked in the motor pool and had cards to drive most any vehicle in the motor pool. I had generator cards and was slated to take the EMT course. (Medevac crewchief at Ft. Sill)

Airmail109
07-18-2007, 08:05 AM
A sniper most likely

Im a good shot, and 3 people in my family have been snipers

han freak solo
07-18-2007, 08:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by azamato2007:
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Bombers/B25WallOfFire </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I just have to ask, is Richard Seaman a real name? That would raise some eyebrows where I'm from http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He lives on this street, be sure.

http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/RJ.jpg

rhinomonkey
07-18-2007, 08:21 AM
"Those potatoes arn't going to peel themsleves!" Thats my late grandfathers account of his time in the amry during the spanish civil war. Poor old chap was a conscript on the side that lost and had to spent 7 years in prison because he was an anti fascist chef.

I was called up to do my millitary service in Spain but did not do it as i'm also an Irish citizen and was exempt. My cousin who did do military service spent a year in a spanish tank regiment in Ceuta in morocco. I would have therefore probably been a chef or a tank gun loader

han freak solo
07-18-2007, 08:28 AM
Back on topic, I'd be an engineer. Specializing in latrine installation and maintenance.

http://www.130thengineers.army.mil/history/Photos/latrine.jpg

stugumby
07-18-2007, 09:32 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

19k40H and then some

Armor the mounted combat arm of decision, 24yrs 11months an 4 days worth..
Still wake up screaming platoon fire commands once a week.
Red this is red 4, tanks cross 3 rounds sabot, fire at my command! Gunner: sabot tanks, cross, driver move out, fire and adjust caliber 50, loader machine gun troops 2 oclock!

ojcar1971
07-18-2007, 10:25 AM
Saving your poor asses!!! I'm a male-nurse

DuxCorvan
07-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Exiled after Spanish Civil War in Mexico, ruling some fashionable and hot Beach Club in Acapulco Bay or Cancun, drinking margaritas & making the life of lonely American wives and girlfriends easier and funnier while their men are buying it in some far, less funny, beach. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

http://www.salsatenerife.com/images/stories/img_noticias/nunoyvanda.jpg

reisen52
07-18-2007, 11:01 AM
WWII would be a move from a larger recovery track

http://home.nc.rr.com/reisen52/rc6.jpg

to a smaller one,

http://home.nc.rr.com/reisen52/m32.jpg

unfortunatly with a much higher work load. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

slipBall
07-18-2007, 02:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Exiled after Spanish Civil War in Mexico, ruling some fashionable and hot Beach Club in Acapulco Bay or Cancun, drinking margaritas & making the life of lonely American wives and girlfriends easier and funnier while their men are buying it in some far, less funny, beach. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif



American husbands, and boy friends own SHOTGUNS....only mess with single woman! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

http://www.salsatenerife.com/images/stories/img_noticias/nunoyvanda.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

huggy87
07-18-2007, 03:03 PM
10 years in the US Navy flying hornets, so suppose I would have been a carrier pilot then too. Although, I'm not sure whether the Hellcat or Corsair would be the more spiritual ancestor of the hornet.

MEGILE
07-18-2007, 03:10 PM
White Flag Bearer, 1st class.

LStarosta
07-18-2007, 04:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by huggy87:
10 years in the US Navy flying hornets, so suppose I would have been a carrier pilot then too. Although, I'm not sure whether the Hellcat or Corsair would be the more spiritual ancestor of the hornet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My guess, Corsair. When the Corsair came out, Hellcat fliers called Corsair pilots homos too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jk http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Kongo Otto
07-18-2007, 05:30 PM
If i had a job in WW2,i would be Chesty Pullers Pain in the ***.

Kongo Otto
07-18-2007, 05:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army?

LStarosta
07-18-2007, 05:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoL, being French, you aren't exactly the best candidate to make white-flag jokes, if you know what I mean.

Jus' sayin'...

Copperhead310th
07-18-2007, 06:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoL, being French, you aren't exactly the best candidate to make white-flag jokes, if you know what I mean.

Jus' sayin'... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol ROFL!! OMFG&gt; lol owned!
That ones going in the sig. lol

Choctaw111
07-18-2007, 06:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoL, being French, you aren't exactly the best candidate to make white-flag jokes, if you know what I mean.

Jus' sayin'... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL!!! When I was in Kosovo I would take my squad up past the French Observation Post up in the Chicken Leg (the mountainous region in southern Kosovo just South of Zegra Valley), and when going past I would yell out, in good humor, the only phrase I knew in French at the time..."Ou est votre drapeau blanc?! Where is your white Flag?!" I got along well with the French so that joke was OK.

Jynski
07-18-2007, 08:04 PM
I work on jet engines in F-15s. Did it as military and now civilian. Would have worked on recip engines or maybe some of the first jets.

jimDG
07-19-2007, 06:39 AM
Generalissimus http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Skoshi Tiger
07-19-2007, 07:57 AM
I think I'ld be like the white jacketed person on the Farside comic ( the one with the twisted pipe with a pointy end and fins) scratching his head saying "Lets face it guys, we ain't no rocket scientists!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Deadmeat313
07-19-2007, 08:54 AM
I'd probably be in infantry, and I'd contantly say things like "maaan, only three days left now and my tour is up. I'm gonna buy me a house with a nice white picket fence. I reckon when I get back I'm gonna finally propose to my woman, and settle down to enjoy life. Man, three days and then that's it!"

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

T.

Covino
07-19-2007, 09:11 AM
My Navy ASTB test is on Monday. I'm stuck between helicopter pilot or surface warfare officer. But in WWII it would have been really something to have been part of a U-boat crew.

Crash_Moses
07-19-2007, 11:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Covino:
My Navy ASTB test is on Monday. I'm stuck between helicopter pilot or surface warfare officer. But in WWII it would have been really something to have been part of a U-boat crew. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

One of our safety guru's is a twenty year submariner. Say's he absolutley loved it.

I don't know about serving on a U-Boat though...not after watching Das Boot. I can't get past the 75% attrition rate...

waffen-79
07-19-2007, 11:21 AM
I would be either an pioneer/engineer (comms), a pilot or a fallshirmjaeger

Vipez-
07-19-2007, 11:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoL, being French, you aren't exactly the best candidate to make white-flag jokes, if you know what I mean.

Jus' sayin'... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://omglol.kerrolisaa.com/1/4947.jpg



Be careful though, or they might not serve you Pizza or Croissant anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

MEGILE
07-19-2007, 11:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

no I was in the greeting party in 1940 en France.

Kongo Otto
07-19-2007, 03:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
White Flag Bearer, 1st class. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh you are a member of the italian Army? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LoL, being French, you aren't exactly the best candidate to make white-flag jokes, if you know what I mean.

Jus' sayin'... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry mate,not quite correct. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
I am German not French,did service in the French Armed Forces from 1982-1997. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

M_Gunz
07-19-2007, 05:16 PM
French Foreign Legion did not surrender even to the end in Vietnam.
And a lot of them were also German.

LStarosta
07-19-2007, 05:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
I am German not French </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're right. I'm sorry. I don't see how I could have possibly made the mistake.

Kongo Otto
07-19-2007, 06:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
French Foreign Legion did not surrender even to the end in Vietnam.
And a lot of them were also German. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry Pal,but we surrendered at Dien Bien Phu.
Nowadays there are under 3% Germans in the Foreign Legion,but back then sometimes more then 35%.
Vietnam?
I think you mean French Indochina,which was bigger than only Vietnam.
French Indochina was formed from Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam.
After the French left, French Indochina was divided into Laos,Cambodia and North and South Vietnam.

Blood_Splat
07-19-2007, 06:18 PM
Spreading my DNA throughout Europe.

han freak solo
07-19-2007, 07:33 PM
Ya ought to wipe that up when your done. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-19-2007, 08:12 PM
Whatever they bloody told me to do.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-19-2007, 08:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blood_Splat:
Spreading my DNA throughout Europe. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm there are many ways in which one could achieve this goal and not all are as pleasent as one might suppose.

A common method at the time, although not very popular, was a long drop from a burning plane with no parachute.

Kongo Otto
07-20-2007, 03:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blood_Splat:
Spreading my DNA throughout Europe. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm there are many ways in which one could achieve this goal and not all are as pleasent as one might suppose.

A common method at the time, although not very popular, was a long drop from a burning plane with no parachute. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In no other profession are the penalties for employing untrained personnel so appalling or so irrevocable as in the military. - Douglas MacArthur

dugong
07-20-2007, 06:32 PM
Great thread.

For me, and many others here the most desirable job would be the obvious: boom and zoom in the fighters of the day!

With that said, I would have realistically enjoyed developing camouflage schemes for vehicles, planes, and uniforms.

However, I would have done whatever it took to contribute. I would clean latrines, scoop mashed potatoes out to the lads, or have stood frontline with a rifle.

Viper2005_
07-20-2007, 07:01 PM
I'd be in a reserved occupation, which when combined with my lack of 20/20 vision would have conspired to keep me from flying fighters...

Stew278
07-20-2007, 07:25 PM
Well, when I tried to join ROTC they determined that I was medically disqualified for military duty. My guess is that in war time they wouldn't have been so picky. They probably would have thrown me into some high mortality rate position just to get rid of me though.

Blood_Splat
07-20-2007, 09:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blood_Splat:
Spreading my DNA throughout Europe. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm there are many ways in which one could achieve this goal and not all are as pleasent as one might suppose.

A common method at the time, although not very popular, was a long drop from a burning plane with no parachute. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Through the means of ***** French girls.