February 5th, 2012, 12:26 pm #16
Would have been good to see them fight in the beginning of the war and not towards the end of the war. The real pilots were the Bomber pilots IMO. They had it worse than any other pilots.In memory of those who play outside, color with crayons, believe in Santa, waits for daddy and mommy to come home and give awesome hugs and kisses.
February 5th, 2012, 5:02 pm #17
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February 6th, 2012, 5:10 am #19one O to rule them all, one O to find them,
one O to bring them all, and IN THE DARKNESS BIND THEM
February 6th, 2012, 11:26 am #20God gave us life, a brain and the opportunity to overcome the random challenges which come our way. Act wisely!
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February 7th, 2012, 8:27 pm #22In memory of those who play outside, color with crayons, believe in Santa, waits for daddy and mommy to come home and give awesome hugs and kisses.
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February 8th, 2012, 10:29 am #24
Unfortunately for many color was a factor. Certainly for Germany - it was a "raison d'etre". African Americans certainly endured racism when they served during the 1940s. My concern was that Speilberg and associates, as liberals, would run away with that part of the story and turn the film entirely into an expose on race and how unjust America was. As for pilots having it "better", as someone who wasn't there, I can not choose between dying slowly in a burning plane, being machine gunned on Omaha beach or drowning in a sinking ship at sea. ALL who served in combat are better men than I. That's as far as I can take that one.God gave us life, a brain and the opportunity to overcome the random challenges which come our way. Act wisely!
February 8th, 2012, 3:50 pm #25Banned BannedHonored Guest
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It is a good movie.
February 10th, 2012, 6:35 am #26
I even heard Lucas scheduled Star Wars I 3d to hit the screens at the same time in case the movie flopped.
Sounds like its a shame another great WWII story was botched by Hollywood again."Inside every cynical person there is a disappointed idealist." George Carlin
February 10th, 2012, 9:53 am #27
February 10th, 2012, 2:37 pm #28"Inside every cynical person there is a disappointed idealist." George Carlin
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February 15th, 2012, 12:14 pm #30Man On The Street
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For our Country having the RED TAIL Squadrons was historic. Unfortunately the statistics for the squadrons was in line with other squadrons. The fact they lost no bombers on the missions is not true. At least 25 bombers were lost. Itís been reported they flew over 15,000 missions, not true, they flew 311 missions.
Why the difference? Sorties were counted as missions. On a mission there could be 20 to 50 aircraft or more. Each aircraft is a sortie. Sorties were counted as missions.
Additionally, The Red Tails were assigned more aircraft then other Squadrons
These facts were compiled by
Robert H. Powell, Jr.
Author/Editor/Historian/Pilot 352nd Fighter Group
1545 Rainier Falls Dr
Atlanta, GA 30329
I gleamed this facts from his large report. He was the historian for the fighter groups.