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Vintage shots from days gone by!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. ttpete
    Joined: Mar 21, 2013
    Posts: 177

    from SE MI

    The destroyer is a WWI flush-decker, sometimes called a "four piper". Destroyers are named after military heroes, not cities. That cruiser is the Northampton. The Astoria is a heavy cruiser of a different class and looks very different.
  2. lewislynn
    Joined: Apr 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,546


    It looks like bumper car.
  3. Coulson tankers recently announced that they will be retiring the last one at the end of the year. What a loss. I love when it fly's over here, what a sound! Check out their site for more info.
  4. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,332


    Took my department to see "Witchcraft," the Collings Foundation B-24J, today in Montgomery....there was a gentleman standing with his wife who had been a B-24 waist gunner, 5 1/2 missions, was shot down, POW .... what a priviledge to thank him for what he did...(took the guys inside, got them to experience how cramped these bombers are, and what guts it took to look out of the barrel of a 50 Cal gun at a fighter whose pilot is trying to kill you.....hope they got it.)
  5. EMD567
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 310

    from Wichita

    Here's my contribution to the B-24 sub topic. A camouflage experiment that apparently didn't make the cut in WWII. Intended to confuse enemy fighter pilots, it succeeded in looking thoroughly bizarre.

  6. Ich binein Berliner

  7. yellerspirit
    Joined: Jan 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,365

    from N.H.

  8. John Marshall High School in Los Feliz district of So. Cal......Useless triva, Grease was filmed there.....
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  11. One more time.;)

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