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Where would YOU serve in WW2?

Discussion in 'What If - Other' started by Kai-Petri, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. scrounger

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    I would have done what my dad did and join the Canadian Navy and spend my time in a corvette or an ex American flush deck destroyer
     
  2. Colonel FOG

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    Given the chance to do anything, I'd probably have been a B-29 pilot in the Pacific, drinking a lot of coffee, and wondering, "When is this thing ever going to end?".
     
  3. Oktam

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    The 369th Reinforced Infantry Regiment AKA The Devil Division, of course! :D
     
  4. Skontos1

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    This is a fun one for me I'd say in the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, Guadalcanal; Okinawa, Semper Fi!
     
  5. muscogeemike

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    McCoy Army Air Force Base, Orlando, FL. The fishing would have been great and no one was shooting at you.
     
  6. thecanadianfool

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    Either in the Canadian army or the Royal Canadian airforce, flying spitfires over the english channel and stopping Jerry in his tracks.
     
  7. Major Talon

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    Finnish Sturmi commander in the Continuation war.
     
  8. firstnorth

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    prob volkstrum/If it wasn't for bad luck ve haff nein luck at all...:D sez the Volkstrum regimental motto...:eek:
     
  9. CAC

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    Havent seen this thread before! - I always fantasise about being a door gunner (loader/loadmaster) on a helicopter..."get sum!...get sum!" - In WW2 I guess that would equate to being a side/waist gunner on a bomber (or an anti aircraft gunner - 20-40mm) - WHere would i serve? Darwin of course! I could just pop out and have a crack, then back home for lunch! : )
     
  10. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Cac there is a sister thread somewhere entitled where wouldn't you serve in ww2. You should add to that one too matey.
     
  11. firstnorth

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    both the bottoms of hsi feet- I believe you mean 'soles'

    Look at the bright side-youdon't have to clean his keyboard...:)
     
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    Attitude & grounding. Most of them wanted to 'get the job done & go back home'. No master race gloating, no depreciating the enemy, no false boasts. A care for women, children, property.

    Probably why they won....
     
  13. OSCSSW

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    University Wisconsin (Madison campus)

    Instructor Duty with Sea, specialty and hazardous duty pay.
    At the advanced schools for enlisted WAVES for communications specialists.

    I honestly believe I could serve my country best in that billet.
    You see, young women like me and I do everything in my power to return the favor.
    The older ones, on the other hand, consider me a jerk. Atleast that is what every older
    woman (say above 30) who has known me well, including my wife, sisters, ex girl friends,
    coworkers etc. eventually get around to calling me.

    Therefore, being the patriot I am, I'd be willing to give up all the adventure, challenges, travel to exotic lands,
    militray honors and good fellowship of life aboard a fighting ship of the fleet in wartime.

    No need to praise my sacrifice. It's sufficent to know that this billet, attendant with arduous, dangerous
    and down right frighteneing duty will help win the war sooner. Just call me a very patriotic Blue Jacket.

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  14. KodiakBeer

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    "There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps."
     
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    Any of the infantery regiments of the 30th Inf. Div "Old Hickory" a.k.a. Workhorse of the Western Front
     
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    I could not agree more.

    Captain Kevin Darling was a true hero of HM Army despite what Capt Blackadder thought of him!

     
  17. Cadillac

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    I know this is an old thread, but I love the concept of it so much that I have to get my say in. I would preferably be in one of three positions.
    - .50 gunner with the 81st Cav Recon, 1st Armd Div
    - Rifleman with the 26th Marines, 5th MARDIV
    - Forward observer attached to the 120th Inf Regt, 30th Inf Div
     
  18. Richard71

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    It would have been interesting to follow the course of the British in NW Europe in 1944-45. I think infantryman would be the most interesting thing to do (albeit the most dangerous and physically demanding too). I am probably swayed by the thought of having a Lee Enfield No.4, which would be very good. I admire the infantry of all wars as infantry soldiering is a hard, unglamourous work but an essential role without which most battles are not one.
     
  19. daveseo901

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    I would have served aboard either the USS Enterprise or the USS Texas. One was the most decorated US ship of the war, and the other participated in North African, European, and Pacific theatres of the war, providing artillery support at both D-Day and the invasion of Okinawa, quite arguably the most important amphibious invasions of the war. Either way, I would been in the thick of it during some of the most pivotal moments of the war. My preferred position would have been one of following: manning a 40mm Bofors on the Big E, or manning a 3-pounder on the Texas.
     
  20. Kai-Petri

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    Newbies to serve somewhere?
     

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