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Flight Officer Rank - US Army Air Forces
I've been doing a bit of research regarding B-24 operations over Europe and have come across the rank of 'Flight Officer' in the US Army Air Forces. The two Flight Officers about whom I've read were ...
by dslonline
Why was the Army Air Forces rank of flight officer in World War II created ...
Why was the Army Air Forces rank of flight officer in World War II created and who created it -- by Congress to limit the number of commissioned officers graduating form the cadet program or by the ...
by Guest
Defeat of Japanese forces in Manchuria by Russian Red Army
My parents told me that the Japanese forces stationed in Manchuria was defeated by the Russian army toward the end of WWII. However, I can't find any more information on this campaign. If anyone has ...
by Shea
What is the standard issue firearm for many units in the US Armed Forces?
What is the standard issue firearm for many units in the US Armed Forces?
by Vale
Russian National Air Defence Forces WWII
Hallo, Does somebody have any information on the organisation of these Forces of the Soviet Union in WWII. *The Organisation of PVO-Divisions,-Brigades,-Regiments ect ect. I couldn't find any ...
by Sounder
Re: Reason for Japan not invading continental US
Your example of the American revolution ignores the fact that the American forces would not have prevailed with out the French navy,their funding of our army,and the soldiers they sent.
by John K
Re: Best Soldiers at WW2?
This is a question which can never be answered. For one thing, the answer could be very different if one compares the performance of entire national armies, or performance of select units within each ...
by hotelend
What were the Japanese losses at Pearl Harbour?
What were the Japanese losses at Pearl Harbour? 'Taylor's 2nd Kill'- Painting by Tom Freeman The Japanese attack on the US Navy'
by pete hill
Re: What ended the WW1?
Heya there. Indeed, the germans had not only the capability to do it, but they were on the brink of achieving it. While it's true that the German Spring 1918 offensives stalled out without american ...
by RAMjb
Re: Help: Recommend a comprehensive WWII history book?
On a completely different tack from other respondents, if you are stimulated by cartography, then the following may interest you : - The Times Atlas of the Second World War; ed John Keegan; ISBN ...
by freerap
Re: Name of German Soldier that killed 2000 allied soldiers with...
The MG 42 was chambered in 7.92x57js, Projectile diameter is .323 during WWII the Germans had a Standard battle cartridge for both Rifle and Machine gun if I remember correctly the projectile weight ...
by Mark
Why are all the police forces,local councils and magistrates...
Why are all the police forces,local councils and magistrates courts registered businesses? Even more shocking is the fact that JPMORGAN investment bank are listed as the owners of 'The magistrates ...
by northyboy76
Can you match the special forces teams to the countries they fight for?
Can you match the special forces teams to the countries they fight for? 1. The Black Storks 2. Delta Force 3. Shayetet 13 4. SAS 5. EKO Cobra 6. GIGN 7. MARCOS 8. Alpha Group 9. GROM 10. JTF2
by Vale
How manyusa forces never left us, and number ner in combat
how manyusa forces never left us, and number ner in combat
by Guest
Re: WW2 US Army organization
WII US Army Orgs ar enot my main area of expertise, however: HQ Company, three infantry regiments, cavalry squadron, artillery regiment. Usually had extra tank, tank destroyer, AA? battalions ...
by dfc2soft
Re: If the maori battalion had of joined the german army would hitler won the w...
OldsCool, IDF stands for Israel Defense Forces. Kachina
by kachina
Re: Victory tallies (enemy flags or symbols) on planes and ships
... 942; through the publicity of the AVG, the practice spread quickly and became commonplace in the US forces. I ...
by manau
Re: Allied versus Russian Aircraft during WWII
I agree with your analysis. Light, fast and nimble fighters were outclassed by high horsepower, gun toting armored fighters in both theaters. (note Hellcat vs. Anything Japanese, Thunderbolt vs. ...
by NoLife
Was the US Navy Pacific Fleet 'destroyed' at Pearl Harbor?
If the Japanese had managed to destroy more of the ships that day, it would not have really affected the outcome. Once the US industrial machine really kicked in, Japan had no hope. The Japanese were ...
by pete hill
Re: Looking for "3rd cavalry reconnaissance squadron" also known...
Andrew D. Blidy, son 12-31-09 Dad, Peter J. Blidy was there Thionvlle, France. This is the final battle seen use in Saving Private Ryan Movie. In January 1943, the Regiment was re-designated the ...
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Re: Percentage of America volunteers/draftee s?
I recall reading that of the approx 15,000,000 people who served in the US armed forces during WW2, 12,000,000 were drafted. This is a little misleading since, IIRC, it became almost impossible to ...
by Sweety
Two of the most spectacular victories in Australia's military history
Australian military history is full of spectacular victories when outnumbered, from WW1 to Vietnam. World War Two: The Kokoda Campaign, New Guinea In World War II, the most famous is the Kokoda ...
by Davrod
Re: I know the guy who made 6 combat jumps in his career--CSM ****...
Here is the documentation CSM Horace Pearl's Silver Star: Awarded for actions during the World War II The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, ...
by CSM Horace Pearl & The ...
Germany's mistakes during World War 1
Credit for this post goes to Mark Tercsak. Many people incorrectly blame Germany for the start of World War 1. Germany was involved but they did not start it. It was started by the assassination ...
by Vale
The Allied Control Council
... powers after the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht in 1945. Wehrmacht was the unified armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945. It was composed of the Heer (army), Kriegsmarine (navy) and ...
by Marra M
What were the Japanese losses at Pearl Harbour?
... ype A" midget submarine HA-19 partially hauled up on and eastern Oahu beach, during salvage by U.S. forces. It had grounded on 7 December 1941, following attempts to enter Pearl Harbor during the ...
by pete hill
Re: What happened to the small arms after a battle
The answers to that are as varied as the armies and battlefields. An efficient fighting force that wins a fight of any size would gather up or destroy all weapons and ammunition in the field. This ...
by reddyeddy69
Re: 82nd Airborne Combat Jumps Question
I think they were staging for a jump in the Po Valley around March or April of '45, but the ground forces punched through and it was cancelled. George Z.
by limerpharm
Re: Atomic bomb vs. fire bombing?
here's what i think. number 1. japan was ready to call it quits anyway. over 60 of their major cities had been destroyed by conventional bombing. number 2. the soviet union was going to invade the ...
by emlee
Re: Post War destruction of German War Material
There was lot vehicles (not armed) sold or given away by the allied forces to the cities and welfare org.s in the hole US. I read once that US na dUK armed forces did not want to ship home lots of ...
by bredkumanfirst
Re: Does anyone know what became of Kurt Peters, Untersturmfuhrer, III Battalio...
... article it was mentioned that he was a Private. It was not mentioned in which branch of the German forces he served. Nothing was mentioned that he was in the SS as an SS-Untersturmführer ...
by Juergen Schenker
Where did the Japanese go after they bombed Pearl Harbor?
Credit for this post goes to pete hill. After the raid on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese 1st Air Fleet (Kido Butai) comprising the carriers Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku & Zuikaku, headed ...
by pete hill
The khukuri (kukri) or Gurkha knife
History of the Khukuri (kukri) It is really known as Khukuri from the Nepali word referring to a Nepalese knife but in English speaking countries it is called as Kukri. It has a curved edge ...
by Marra M
Re: Soviet air losses in WW2 vs german claims
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equipment_losses_in_World_War_II Finnish Air force lost 423 air craft during the Continuation War. 209 of them combat and 214 non-combat. Of those 209 combat losses, 86 ...
by Mathias
Re: What if Britain has surrendered???
Had Britain have fallen in 1940.....hmmmm...good what if. Certainly America could still have been victorious over Japan. However, the threat of a second front in Europe would have been null and void. ...
by BrendaWiks
Re: Was the263rd infantry division, division 66 involved in the...
Records indelicate the 263rd Infantry / 66th Inf Div/12th Army Group did not arrive in theater until 1 Dec 1944. Was in Hq Company of the 66th Inf Div along with the 262nd and 264th. After the war ...
by Gregg
Re: Where do I start?
Hi Kevin I suggest you'd contact the Ministry of Defense, RAF, Innsworth. Ask them for a copy of his service file. I have also come across this website maybe you can find something useful here. The ...
by Marra M
Re: Roosevelt knew before the attack on Pearl Harbor?? Any truth to this?
This is a common claim made by many people with a unifying thread, a lack of evidence to back up the claims. The web site quotes Lyndon Larouche and is dedicated to the 'opportunity to learn about ...
by trapdoor
Re: How long on average did it take for a letter from a US soldier to reach hom...
... refers to correspondence use during WW2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-mail Members of the armed forces can feel isolated from their love ones when they are deployed overseas. ...
by Marra M
Re: How close ware the germans to getting a nuclear bomb
First of all I want to see any link to anywhere that gives CERTAIN proof of any kind of radioactive waste found at either Rügen or Ohrdruf. Because yes, I also have heard such things. Never backed ...
by RAMjb

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