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luftluuver
12-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Lots of interesting info
http://www.diggerhistory.info/00-pages-top-level/master-index.htm

luftluuver
12-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Lots of interesting info
http://www.diggerhistory.info/00-pages-top-level/master-index.htm

Crazy_Goanna
12-28-2007, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the link mate, I will check it out to see if my dad(RAN Coral sea mainly)and grand-dad (Army- Bouganville and New Guinea)service areas are mentioned and in what detail. Happy New Year to all

Fork-N-spoon
12-28-2007, 10:04 PM
Since the Japanese were third in line, as far as priorities, I've always found it most interesting how the Australians and New Zealanders helped the Americans considerably with supplies and logistics.

I don't know why, but fighting troops have always garnered little fanfare from me. I was always more interested in the people behind the scenes that actually made the fighting possible.

I do understand that there were a considerable amount of troops and ships from the two aforementioned countries, I'm simply stating that I feel that the Australians and New Zealanders not only contributed in this area, but they also provided a lot of supplies to the Americans, unlike other countries in other theaters where America usually footed most of the bill, supplies that is. Without this indespensible aid, the American supplies would have been taken away from the high priority ETO.