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Bloody Omaha

Discussion in 'Omaha Beach' started by Jim, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Takao

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    It's December...April Fools is months away.
     
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    I'm not sure he ever met a conspiracy theory he didn't believe and embroider upon.
     
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    I'm believing in and embroidering upon a conspiracy theory right now. Look to your Home Front.
     
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    The farce is strong in this one.
     
  5. Takao

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    Seriously, you are delusional or worse...
    It was not difficult to crater Omaha beach, it was impossible! The bombers were only carrying 100lb bombs for the specific reason not to crater the beach - As that would provide better defensive cover for the defending Germans.

    One - It was not just WN62 specifically, which the bombers flew directly over - but all bomber attacks on Omaha Beach.
    Two - Actually, the heavies were flying as low as 9,200 feet - With in range of this mythical German superweapon.
    Three - The bombers were under direct orders to wait 30 seconds before dropping their bombs, so as not to drop their bombs on friendly troops approaching the beaches.
    Four - They crossed at right angles to the beach so as not to cross the flight paths of other bombers attacking other beaches. Medium bombers flying at altitude would be crossing into the flight paths of those medium bombers hitting Utah. Bad things tend to happen when planes flying at the same altitude fly at one another.

    This is the "true truth" of Omaha...You must be a speechwriter for our current President Trump. Because, this is nothing but a fictitious claim backed up by even more fantastical newspaper accounts.

    Apparently, you have not talked with any of the 8th Air Force pilots that bombed Omaha...

    I have deduced that you "bag of clues" is empty.

    Reminds me of many extravagant claims that made the papers and magazines of the day...

    Except they didn't keep their aircraft out of the endangered area...

    How do two alleged incidents in 1945 effect what happened in 1944?

    The Germans lost a great many U-Boats to Allied aircraft in 1942-45...Why did it take them so long to put this mythical device into the U-Boats? And Why only then two U-Boats?
     
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    I am also curious as to why this Aryan sooperdooper weapon was pointed aimlessly at allied bombers and not at the ground troops landing on Omaha?
    Can't say that I have heard hardly any stories of a soldier on Omaha having his weapon malfunction for hours on end...Usually, the malfunctioning weapon was thrown away and another weapon picked up, or the ammo jam was cleared.

    But, then again, point the sooperdooper weapon at ground troops and get obliterated by bombers or point the sooperdooper weapon at bombers and get overrun by ground troops...Guess we know which one the Germans chose.
     
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    Of course they were mentioned, Death rays had been looked at and experimented with since the 1920's. The Germans were known to be experimenting with them, just as the Americans were.


    What? Too lazy to go to Google Books like everyone else...
    The Silent Attack
    Hence, the authors have prefaced this Spanish twattle with
    I doubt that you have read the book either in German or English...You see, if you had, then you would have noticed that the authors are not using these ludicrous Spanish claims as proof of a German super weapon. Instead, the authors are using the ABC passages to show how a small number of highly trained elite soldiers can quite effectively cow a numerically superior, but ill-trained and ill-lead enemy. The authors are clearly showing that the Belgians were not just beaten physically, but mentally with their outrageous claims.

    Further, outside of these ridiculous Spanish reports...Not one mention of a death ray in the book...Not one.

    You mean like the gas that is so prominently mentioned?
     
  8. WILD DUKW

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    Party Pooper! I got all excited about German Death Rays, and you go an spoil it.

    Next thing someone will start claiming that Trench Foot wasn't really caused by a super-dooper secret German weapon. :(

    Oh, and I have it on very good authority that German Gas could be very unpleasant, especially right after a sauerkraut festival.
     
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    GRYTPYPE:
    Neddie. You know that idea you submitted?
    SEAGOON:
    Huh Huh Huh. The one about filling bags of skin with gas and letting them up on pieces of string above London to frighten enemy aircraft.
    GRYTPYPE:
    Yes, that one.
    SEAGOON:
    Hah ahha that one, ha ha. Anyone thinking up an idea like that should be thrown out of the army eh? Hahhh , (wobbling lips)ribble, ribble, ribble.
    GRYTPYPE:
    Look up there in the sky.
    SEAGOON:
    Ahhhh, bags of skin on pieces of string - my idea.
    GRYTPYPE:
    Yes, barrage balloons, and as a token of gratitude, the War Office has granted you promotion.

    .......

    SEAGOON:
    Gentlemen, gentlemen I'll lay my cards on the table. I'll give you an idea that will win the war. Provided you give me my discharge from the army.
    MORIARTY:
    It's a deal. As soon as the war is over, you will be discharged from the army.
    SEAGOON:
    Right. Now, this is it. Build a full scale cardboard replica of England...
    MORIARTY:
    (gasp) Oh.
    SEAGOON:
    Anchor it off the coast of Germany. Then when the Germans have invaded it, we tow it out to sea - and pull the plug out.
     
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    If it will make you feel better, you can go watch the 1986 film "Biggles", it's about as historically factual as our friend.
     
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    No thanks,... I already re-watched "The Final Countdown" and am feeling a little better now.
     

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