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  1. OpanaPointer

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    More chill...

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    "HMCS Harry Dewolf rests in the ice under the Northern Lights during her Cold Weather trials in Frobisher Bay, 21 February 2021. Taken by Cpl David Veldman[5212x3475]"
     
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    "Young men with old eyes." When I was in the hospital in '72 they brought a load of nursing school students around the wards. They cried a lot. It was useful for letting the future nurses know what a tour in the Navy would be like. (It was popular at the time to do a four year tour in the Navy and getting your student loans paid off.)
     
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    A single shell

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    Harbor of Sevastopol
     
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    CO: Get that thing off my flight deck!
     
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    "USS Iowa firing main guns at dusk - Super Carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) in background undergoing underway replenishment [2778 x 1760]."
     
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    "The first prototype of Italian heavy tank Carro Armato P 40 after installation of the 32 caliber 75mm gun. December, 1941."

    Came with a sauce cooker.
     
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    "Beautiful Canadian Ram, looks like an early model. First 50ish had 40mm Bofor, after that it was a 6 pdr, even though the mount could handle a 75mm. Chassis was based on M3 Lee."
     
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    Whee!!!
     
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    Looks like a Higgens built PT boat. They weren't as popular with their crews as the Elco boats were from what I've read.
     
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    I always thought that they landed the planes on the carriers.

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    I really liked those old battleships.
     
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    A big gun, to be sure. I don’t think I ever saw that.
     
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    Jack Lucas, 17 was the youngest Medal of Honor winner since the Civil War. He was grievously wounded and decorated for his actions on Iwo Jima. Jack joined the Marine Corps in 1942 when he was 14.

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    Jacklyn H. Lucas - Wikipedia
     
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    After reading his background, I see he was from Plymouth, North Carolina, as I have visited there many times. My wife’s sister and her family live there. He really went through a lot and was definitely deserved of the Medal of Honor. A very interesting story.
     
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    Well...There are good crane landings and there are bad crane landings
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    80-cm railway gun. Ammunition weight: 7100 kg with 250 kg explosive filling (concrete piercing); 4800 kg with 700 kg explosive filling (high explosive)
    4,000 men and five weeks were needed to get the gun in firing position; 500 men were needed to fire it.
     
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    "Cruiser USS Northampton (CA-26) arriving at Brisbane, Australia, 5 Aug 1941. [1196*776]"
     
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    "USS Colorado steaming by lower Manhattan - 1932 - National Museum of Naval Aviation [1897 x 1507]."
     
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    "Infantry of the 19th Indian Division take cover behind a M3 Grant during a lul in the street fighting in Mandalay, British Raj, now Myanmar. 9-10 March, 1945."
     
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