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    Thread: OT: WWll plane discovered 70 years after crash in Sahara

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      05-12-2012 06:50 PM #76
      Hey, i didn't mean to piss anybody off. I was really impresed with the find and the pictures and i thought it deserved some extra exposure!

    2. 05-12-2012 07:29 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Let's just get rid of all the sub forums. We're all too lazy to just click around for ten seconds so **** it.


      Last edited by Air-over-water; 05-12-2012 at 07:37 PM.

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      05-12-2012 07:32 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Might want to try that again.
      Or are you just that stupid?
      lol wut
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    4. 05-12-2012 07:33 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      lol wut
      Lol quoted the wrong person.
      Trying to find the post I thought I had selected.

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      05-12-2012 07:47 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Lol quoted the wrong person.
      Trying to find the post I thought I had selected.
      Ah excellent you were quoting me how ironic!
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      05-12-2012 07:50 PM #81
      Can we please just stop discussing the idiot? I know it'll never happen, but if we just ignore the stupidity, it will go away.

      Also, I don't think anyone read the article, so I'll point this out:

      Like a time capsule that could provide the key to his disappearance, it had lain intact alongside a makeshift shelter Dennis appears to have made as he waited, hopelessly, for rescue.

      Now a search is to begin for the airman’s remains – as aviation experts and historians begin an operation to recover and display the P-40 aircraft in his memory.

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1uhcMbk4t
      Seems like there are plans to save it, but too bad for the pilot
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    7. 05-12-2012 07:59 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Ah excellent you were quoting me how ironic!
      and slightly inebriated

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      05-12-2012 08:05 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      Can we please just stop discussing the idiot? I know it'll never happen, but if we just ignore the stupidity, it will go away.

      Also, I don't think anyone read the article, so I'll point this out:



      Seems like there are plans to save it, but too bad for the pilot
      Oh I'm sorry were you talking about me? I'm not going anywhere kiddo
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      05-12-2012 08:17 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Oh I'm sorry were you talking about me? I'm not going anywhere kiddo
      I love WWII stories. My dad was a B17 tailgunner stationed across N Africa in this same Sahara desert. I would have loved to have shared several pictures taken from those air bases, vehicles pictured in many with crews getting ready to fly, airfield operations, etc. I have more taken from the bombers themselves on bomb runs to Europe circling the fields assembling for the bomb runs, looking down on their targets and returning full of holes (those that made it back).
      You've soured this thread to the point I just can't do it and still honor those appearing in the pictures.
      People like you really suck

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      05-12-2012 08:26 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Viener Vanker View Post
      I love WWII stories. My dad was a B17 tailgunner stationed across N Africa in this same Sahara desert. I would have loved to have shared several pictures taken from those air bases, vehicles pictured in many with crews getting ready to fly, airfield operations, etc. I have more taken from the bombers themselves on bomb runs to Europe circling the fields assembling for the bomb runs, looking down on their targets and returning full of holes (those that made it back).
      You've soured this thread to the point I just can't do it and still honor those appearing in the pictures.
      People like you really suck
      First off, thanks to your pops for serving, much respect, AND as a tail gunner to boot! That man must have had a giant set of brass ones.

      Secondly, Fcuk the naysayers, I would love to see those pics and hear some stories!
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      05-12-2012 08:32 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Oh I'm sorry were you talking about me? I'm not going anywhere kiddo
      Like the yippy rat-dog that gets a chunk bitten out of him by the German Sheperd once the fence is gone... or the kid that reminds the teacher they forgot to assign homework, and has "friends" waiting out in the schoolyard at the end of the day... you'll get yours eventually. Until then, you enjoy your little ego boost from ruffling a few feathers on an internet forum.
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      05-12-2012 08:48 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      Like the yippy rat-dog that gets a chunk bitten out of him by the German Sheperd once the fence is gone... or the kid that reminds the teacher they forgot to assign homework, and has "friends" waiting out in the schoolyard at the end of the day... you'll get yours eventually. Until then, you enjoy your little ego boost from ruffling a few feathers on an internet forum.
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      05-12-2012 08:55 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Viener Vanker View Post
      I love WWII stories. My dad was a B17 tailgunner stationed across N Africa in this same Sahara desert. I would have loved to have shared several pictures taken from those air bases, vehicles pictured in many with crews getting ready to fly, airfield operations, etc. I have more taken from the bombers themselves on bomb runs to Europe circling the fields assembling for the bomb runs, looking down on their targets and returning full of holes (those that made it back).
      You've soured this thread to the point I just can't do it and still honor those appearing in the pictures.
      People like you really suck
      We have a Aviation forum you can go post your stories in there. I'm sure a lot of people would be happy to read them. Posting them here would do no good anymore.

      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      Like the yippy rat-dog that gets a chunk bitten out of him by the German Sheperd once the fence is gone... or the kid that reminds the teacher they forgot to assign homework, and has "friends" waiting out in the schoolyard at the end of the day... you'll get yours eventually. Until then, you enjoy your little ego boost from ruffling a few feathers on an internet forum.
      If this thread had been posted in the right forum or had even been moved to the right forum by now, none of this would have happened. Blame everyone who started yelling at me for calling out an off topic thread. Cause I'm really the wrong one here. All I did was defend myself when people started calling me out.

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      05-12-2012 09:03 PM #90
      You misunderstand... I never said you were wrong, I said you were a douche. There's a difference.

      Can you answer why you feel the need to post in this thread at all, instead of just using the report button so a mod can be made aware? You just like to rattle cages and pick fights? Definition of "douche".
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      05-12-2012 09:06 PM #91
      @Run Like Hell

      You seriously need to get a life bro rather then being a forum Nazi. Isn't there anything better to do on a Saturday afternoon? Isn't Long Island gorgeous right now? Or are you such a loser you feel the need to sit at home on your computer and jump on people and police the boards for stupid, inane, inconsequential things? Is that whats really important in your life? Giving people a hard time for no other reason then to give them a hard time? Your pathetic, I could insult you, call you names, point out the obvious, but it seems you have done a great job of ruining yourself without any help. You're missing out on life big time. People like YOU are the reason my post count hasn't exceed 1K in a decade....
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      05-12-2012 09:11 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      You misunderstand... I never said you were wrong, I said you were a douche. There's a difference.

      Can you answer why you feel the need to post in this thread at all, instead of just using the report button so a mod can be made aware? You just like to rattle cages and pick fights? Definition of "douche".
      Yes I would be happy to answer that question for you. Because OP should know and everyone else in the thread should know, that we have an aviation forum. No one seems to realize that very simple fact. Go back to page one, barring my slightly obnoxious post for calling out the thread, everyone came at me first. I defended myself. And I'll keep defending myself as long as someone keeps picking a fight with me.

      BTW you fight my definition of douche too, just thought you should know.
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      05-12-2012 09:12 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      We have a Aviation forum you can go post your stories in there. I'm sure a lot of people would be happy to read them. Posting them here would do no good anymore.



      If this thread had been posted in the right forum or had even been moved to the right forum by now, none of this would have happened. Blame everyone who started yelling at me for calling out an off topic thread. Cause I'm really the wrong one here. All I did was defend myself when people started calling me out.

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      05-12-2012 09:15 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      @Run Like Hell

      You seriously need to get a life bro rather then being a forum Nazi. Isn't there anything better to do on a Saturday afternoon? Isn't Long Island gorgeous right now? Or are you such a loser you feel the need to sit at home on your computer and jump on people and police the boards for stupid, inane, inconsequential things? Is that whats really important in your life? Giving people a hard time for no other reason then to give them a hard time? Your pathetic, I could insult you, call you names, point out the obvious, but it seems you have done a great job of ruining yourself without any help. You're missing out on life big time. People like YOU are the reason my post count hasn't exceed 1K in a decade....
      @VDub2625 see my point?

      Guy, it's finals week. Aside from arguing with the numbskulls in TCL I'm studying. What's your pathetic reason for being on a forum right now? Isn't Orange County beautiful this time of year? What's the problem don't have any friends to keep you busy? BTW saying your not going to insult me right after you insult me makes you look like a tool without proper reading and writing comprehension. If you're gonna come at me with insults at least own up to it.
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      05-12-2012 09:16 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      This thread is cracking me up
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      05-12-2012 09:16 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Yes I would be happy to answer that question for you. Because OP should know and everyone else in the thread should know, that we have an aviation forum. No one seems to realize that very simple fact. Go back to page one, barring my slightly obnoxious post for calling out the thread, everyone came at me first. I defended myself. And I'll keep defending myself as long as someone keeps picking a fight with me.

      BTW you fight my definition of douche too, just thought you should know.
      All I can do is point these parts out and hope someday it sinks in.

      I understand you did it under the guise of being helpful, but your "slightly obnoxious post" was definitely intended to be the spark for a flame war. And your retaliation ("defense") is just the icing on the cake for you. You are getting enjoyment out of it, which is very, very sad. For your sake, I HOPE you realize someday that it's futile. What are you benefiting from this, besides an emotional high from being "right"? Nothing. The vindication from the post below this one will just serve to fan your flames, but deep down you know what you were doing from the beginning.

      This COULD NOT be more appropriate to this post.


      And, "fight", WTF?
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      05-12-2012 09:16 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Yes I would be happy to answer that question for you. Because OP should know and everyone else in the thread should know, that we have an aviation forum. No one seems to realize that very simple fact. Go back to page one, barring my slightly obnoxious post for calling out the thread, everyone came at me first. I defended myself. And I'll keep defending myself as long as someone keeps picking a fight with me.

      BTW you fight my definition of douche too, just thought you should know.
      I didn't know we had an aviation forum. Seriously. I stick to the Classifieds and TCL. I would have put it here too.
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      05-12-2012 09:19 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      I didn't know we had an aviation forum. Seriously. I stick to the Classifieds and TCL. I would have put it here too.
      LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE REASON I POSTED THAT IT WAS OFF TOPIC AND IN THE WRONG FORUM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

      Does anyone get it now? This is why I did more than report the thread! Jesus Christ is it that hard to understand.
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      05-12-2012 09:20 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      I am not a criminal
      Nixon said, "I'm not a crook."

      Back on topic (see what I did there?), if you guys like this kind of stuff, come to WWII Weekend in Reading, PA, every summer, first weekend of June. It's apparently the largest show of it's kind in the country, and has reenactors, armor, classic cars, etc, in addition to the war planes. Lots of stuff there if any of you are collectors. At the airport museum that hosts the event, they are restoring a P-61 Black Widow to be the only airworthy model in the world. It crashed in the forest in New Guinea at the end of the war, and sat there until 1985 when they recovered it. They've been restoring it ever since.

      In the forest:



      As of now:



      Here's a link to the website about the restoration.

      http://www.maam.org/p61.html

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      05-12-2012 09:21 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      All I can do is point these parts out and hope someday it sinks in.

      This COULD NOT be more appropriate to this post.
      [img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png[img]

      And, "fight", WTF?
      You need to develop tougher skin. I figured with 41k posts you would realize by now not everyone is gonna get along with you. "Picking a fight" It's a figure of speech, just a saying. I don't literally mean fight.
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