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Most improbable event in WWII, in your opinion?

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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Clancey also gave the Japanese ultras nuclear-tipped missiles.

    As for Doolittle, its a matter of scale.
     
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    A bloke was blown out of the rear turret of a Lancaster...woke up falling...saw white(snow) saw brown (the ground) then saw black...unconscious. Landed in fir trees and hit the side of a mountain, the slope of which broke his fall...from 10 thousand feet! He woke up with a broken ankle.
     
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    Cracking the Enigma code -- 150 million million possible settings combinations.
     
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    Nagumo's carriers being caught by dive bombers just as planes were coming in and munitions being switched from land bombardment to anti-ship.

    but before that, there was the mistake of using the first carrier striking force for attacking midway AND the US carriers.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Buncha interesting things here. We could do a HyFy channel series from there. Dale Dye doing the voice-overs?
     
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    Bader's leg drop springs to mind.
     
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    Some wise guy lurker suggested "the survival of the British Empire." :pPmp40fire:
     
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    Somewhere in this has to be Hitler's declaration of war on the USA when he wasn't obligated to do so by treaty. This made sure Germany would fight the three most powerful nations on the planet without any ally that had a decent military force. Really smart!
     
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    His logic was impenetrable. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/policy/1941/1941-12-11b.html
     
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    can't we get jeremy clarkson instead? his st. nazaire narration was great.
     
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    Lorne Green...
     
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    How improbable was he? How improbable was the Bonanza Syndrome?
     
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    About as improbable as his having his single "Ringo" hit #1 on the Billboard Chart....
     
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    Sorry...Lorne Green for voice overs...or Leonard Nimoy...
     
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    Hush, we're rollin' with this.
     
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    Pvt.Al Schmid single-handedly holding off roughly 1/4 of IJA Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki' detachment during the battle of Tenaru river on August 21st 1942 is my choice for an improbable event; he suffered injuries that left him blinded, yet he was able to prevent a portion of Ichiki' unit from penetrating the US' defensive perimeter surrounding Henderson Field.
     
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    Bad maps, it was actually the Ilu River (aka Alligator Creek).
     
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    Germany's defeat at the battle of Moscow....
     

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