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A few tears of joy for them Tink -- and I hope Rooster sees this one! 1943...the year before I was born...

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Yes, bringing in the B-17 reminded me of Sully Sullenberger safely ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River about 10 years ago. I wept tears of joy at that.

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I thought of the same event, Tink...their cool calmness in a emergency, you just know what to do and how to do it.

Do you recall which question we discussed the holocaust as the first gratuitous genocidal slaughter? You made some points, as to the benefits for Hitler's agenda, which I would like to review. Was it your question, or did we go off on our own tangent below another question?

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The B-17 was a pretty tough bird. Quite a few tales from the brave men that flew in them. One of the reasons I loved Memphis Belle so much. 25 missions over that hell.

Did you know that the great actor James Stewart flew 25 missions?


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Yes, I knew he was a bomber pilot. Didn't know how many missions, or that he commanded a squadron.

When I look at men like him, and see the crap that is going on now in many major cities across the US, I have to hang my head in shame at what we have sunk to.   :(

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No I did not know it! I think even more of him now.

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