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MB_Avro_UK
06-06-2007, 08:43 AM
Hi all,

Here's a link to a dedicated D-Day site.

Included within the site is a Memorial in France to the 151 Typhoon pilots killed during the invasion time line. Most were killed by flack during low level ground attack missions.

Many such pilots were from the Commonwealth.

http://www.dday.co.uk/

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

MB_Avro_UK
06-06-2007, 08:43 AM
Hi all,

Here's a link to a dedicated D-Day site.

Included within the site is a Memorial in France to the 151 Typhoon pilots killed during the invasion time line. Most were killed by flack during low level ground attack missions.

Many such pilots were from the Commonwealth.

http://www.dday.co.uk/

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-06-2007, 09:08 AM
SALUTE! to all who participated...on both sides. I saw a special the other day that contained dialogue from a few German participants as well as some Allied and there was heroism, fear and courage by many on those days.


TB

Swivet
06-06-2007, 09:47 AM
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Thanks Veterans ~S~

T_O_A_D
06-06-2007, 10:03 AM
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Words are only a partial attempt in our appreciation of tis and other acts, of our veterans.


Thanks to all the deserving for your deeds.

luftluuver
06-06-2007, 10:10 AM
I guess ppl did not regognize the reference to the 'longest day' in this thread title, http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4331089465.

waffen-79
06-06-2007, 12:04 PM
I salute all the BRAVE soldiers that participated in the Battle...all of them

HayateAce
06-06-2007, 12:36 PM
http://www.old-picture.com/defining-moments/pictures/Eisenhower-Paratroopers-D-Day.jpg

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/ww2-pix/d-day02.jpg

MB_Avro_UK
06-06-2007, 02:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by waffen-79:
I salute all the BRAVE soldiers that participated in the Battle...all of them </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes...I understand and agree http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

M2morris
06-06-2007, 02:45 PM
When I was stationed it Italy I went on leave, took a train to Paris, rented a car and drove strait to Omaha Beach. It was November and very few people were around there.
I drove over to Pont Du Hoch and looked through the machine gun slit from a bunker there on the cliff, I spent about 5 hours in that area. The Navy ships really pounded that place hard. Unbelievable. I went over to Utah beach and walked the beach at low tide, an old man with a metal detector found a 30.06 round. I wished I had a detector. I decided to go up to the higher ground up in the grassy areas and I found alot of rusty metal, an old rifle barrel, and some .50 Cal links, very rusty. Then I went to St Mere Eglise and the next day to the American cemetary at St Laurens. The Normandy area is must-see.

luftluuver
06-06-2007, 03:00 PM
Did you visit any cemetaries in Italy.

Over shadowed by D-Day was the capture of Rome on June 5.

ddpairborne59
06-06-2007, 03:29 PM
A Big ~S~ to all soldiers on both sides on this day.

A big THANK YOU to all our vets who gave so much. Amen.

Zeus-cat
06-06-2007, 04:48 PM
I visited the Normandy area in 1999. Point du Hoc, Omaha beach, Arromanches, the American cemetery, the British cemetery in ??? and the German cemetery in ??? S! to all the liberators.

Sorry, but I can't give an S! to the German defenders. No doubt there were many brave and honorable men amongst them who knew nothing of the horrors that their leaders created. On an individual basis theydeserve respect, but I visited Auschwitz and Birkenau (Oswiecim, Poland) last year. Seeing what the Third Reich did to millions of people I can't give an S! to anyone who slowed down the liberation of Europe for even a day.

XyZspineZyX
06-06-2007, 05:10 PM
Always interesting on 6 June

Today I was at my Dad's place. He had been in the attic, and took down the old stock he bought in '61, for his 1903 Springfield. It was a second-hand one when he bought it, had a weird cut-out by the receiver, a deeper than usual bolt recess, the cartouche was in an odd spot, and the serial was stamped under the stock, in back of the trigger. He says that's odd, very odd, but he'd never thought about it, it was just a nice dark piece of wood and he liked the color at the time

Well, long story short, it turns out that the stock was specifically made for the USMC in 1943. The cut-out was for a telescopic sight, and the bolt recess was deep because the bolt had to be bent on the rifles that got the sniper stock, because of the 'scope

It is an original stock from a 1943 USMC sniper's rifle- that he bought in 1961, and didn't realise the history of until this afternoon. If you want to know what that rifle looked like, watch Barry Pepper (the lefty sniper)in Saving Privaye Ryan

I always seem to have an interesting 6 June

ElAurens
06-06-2007, 05:28 PM
I salute those men who helped secure the freedoms we all now enjoy.

I pray that we never have to engage in a struggle on that scale again.

And it is my hope that those who's lives are too young to remember, will learn and understand why all those brave men died, and never let their lack of attention allow for these evils to sprout again.

M2morris
06-06-2007, 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 luftluuver:
Did you visit any cemetaries in Italy.

Over shadowed by D-Day was the capture of Rome on June 5. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, I never did. Should have. Oddly I found myself heading to other countries when ever I took leave (accept for skiing)and at that time I had been doing alot of reading on Operation OverLord.

BillyTheKid_22
06-06-2007, 06:37 PM
http://www.6june44.freeserve.co.uk/img0.gif



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http://photos1.flickr.com/3119100_93c8518790_o.jpg

Esel1964
06-06-2007, 11:01 PM
A big salute,thank you,and God Bless to all those that fought for freedom vs. oppression and murder.

In the words of Gen. D.W. Eisenhower:
who offered words of inspiration to the men who were going into battle June 6:

"Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


I know there were folks on the opposite side,and residents of occupied countries,that were anti-Fascist-so,the salute is to them too.

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Billy-Did the D-Day car ever race,or is that just a commemorative die cast model?

Bewolf
06-07-2007, 12:45 AM
A big S! to all that participated there.

And also a big "thank you" to those that put up their lives to bring values back that were lost over here. It's much more appreciated then it may appear sometimes.
Especially in present days we all should remember what these ppl risked their lives for and preserve it. Because back then it was not so much security, but certain principles they fought for. My honest respect.
http://www.closecombat.org/forums/printthread.php?t=6206

here is an interesting link from a few years back. The guys described there sent his son to Omaha Beach with a letter to the allied veterans.

Esel1964
06-07-2007, 03:17 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gifThanks for sharing,M8.

Pirschjaeger
06-07-2007, 04:24 AM
I always feel a little sadder for the ones who never made it to the conclusion of the invasion. They sacrificed everything all the while not knowing whether it would be in vain or not.

To all who were there, R.I.P and know you did well.

BillyTheKid_22
06-07-2007, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Esel1964:
A big salute,thank you,and God Bless to all those that fought for freedom vs. oppression and murder.

In the words of Gen. D.W. Eisenhower:
who offered words of inspiration to the men who were going into battle June 6:

"Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


I know there were folks on the opposite side,and residents of occupied countries,that were anti-Fascist-so,the salute is to them too.

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Billy-Did the D-Day car ever race,or is that just a commemorative die cast model? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



http://photos1.flickr.com/3119100_93c8518790_o.jpg



1:24 Scale die-cast!!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Esel1964
06-07-2007, 08:54 PM
That's some nice detail. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Do you know if they ever built a real car like that?

M2morris
06-07-2007, 09:41 PM
For a 20 year old kid wading chest deep and trudging up to the beach as confusion and death was spreading all around him, not a second passed that this kid was not thinking of how to make it thru alive. He might have had a dislike for the Germans because of what he had heard from his friends or his chain of command and the news reels or the political speaches on the radio, or maybe he didnt even know much at all about why he was there, only that he was there fighting and trying not to die, or trying to save the guy at his left or right from dying if the opportunity presented it'self. Not until later if he did make it, after he got sick, and **** and pissed or puked, or was in a personal horror at the brutal painful test of his courage and love of life versus sacrifice did he realise what he had done. It would be much later I think, that he realised what he had done if he did survive, and I wonder if this kid would know, that there would be people in the future of his own country that would not give a damn one way or the other because they are too ignorant, but I just want that kid to know that I care,and alot of people care and understand, and I would take to his side in a minute to help him get up that beach.

Aesuai
06-07-2007, 09:49 PM
Awesome post!
Here is another site that provides some great material showing some sobering then and now photos. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.6juin1944.com/album/thennow/index.php

BillyTheKid_22
06-07-2007, 10:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aesuai:
Awesome post!
Here is another site that provides some great material showing some sobering then and now photos. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.6juin1944.com/album/thennow/index.php </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Great Picture!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Esel1964
06-07-2007, 10:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:
For a 20 year old kid wading chest deep and trudging up to the beach as confusion and death was spreading all around him, not a second passed that this kid was not thinking of how to make it thru alive. He might have had a dislike for the Germans because of what he had heard from his friends or his chain of command and the news reels or the political speaches on the radio, or maybe he didnt even know much at all about why he was there, only that he was there fighting and trying not to die, or trying to save the guy at his left or right from dying if the opportunity presented it'self. Not until later if he did make it, after he got sick, and **** and pissed or puked, or was in a personal horror at the brutal painful test of his courage and love of life versus sacrifice did he realise what he had done. It would be much later I think, that he realised what he had done if he did survive, and I wonder if this kid would know, that there would be people in the future of his own country that would not give a damn one way or the other because they are too ignorant, but I just want that kid to know that I care,and alot of people care and understand, and I would take to his side in a minute to help him get up that beach. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well said Sir.The sad thing is that 'kid' from that beach that day,may now need help out of bed in the morning,or to get his mail.
We need to continue "helping him up that beach".
That great generation is vanishing FAR too fast.