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Where would YOU serve in WW2?

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

  1. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I would have enlisted in the army, and after that I'm not sure how a recruit got posted. I'm sure that I, like most everyone would have wanted to get into the action early on, that is before the coffins started coming home, along with the young men missing arms and legs as well. Anyway, I'm sure dumb ole me would have done everything possible to go into the infantry, and hopefully go airborne if I had known about it then. The army has a way of doing things that benefits the service as a whole, not the individual, so who knows where I would end up. And that includes the MOS, unit and overseas assignments.
     
  2. ghost_of_war

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    No one else caugh this, eh? May I ask why?
     
  3. Miguel B.

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    what's the news?? Every once in a while a Nazi wannabe shows up.




    Cheers...
     
  4. warnerd

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    US navy pilot in the pacific i think. and fly a hellcat
     
  5. Wolfy

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    1/3rd of Waffen-SS troops died in WW2. Most had been wounded in action, some of them permanently.

    All the survivors, no matter where they came from, became the hated pariahs of Europe. And a lot of them spent a decade in Soviet work camp hell, were drafted into the French Foreign Legion to die in IndoChina, or were sent to prison for that matter.

    Great choice.........
     
  6. AndyPants

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    If British - Army Commando units and take part in the St. Nazaire Raid (hopefully live)

    If American - a pilot with the Eagal Squadrons in the RAF, before returning to the USAF

    If German - possibly a sailor on a U-boat

    you may notice all three choices have a strong possibility of a short life-span..........but hey, it would be one hell of a way to go!!!
     
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  8. Julz

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    Without a doubt, as an allied Naval/Marine photographer or cameraman in the Pacific.
     
  9. texson66

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    Maybe a photographer, but NOT a videographer (at least 35 years later). You might try combat cameraman (8mm or 16mm) back then :D
     
  10. JCFalkenbergIII

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    I quite agree with you Tomcat. That has been pointed out a few times. I wonder if anyone really goes through and reads all the posts so far?

    http://www.ww2f.com/wwii-general/24222-soldier-strips-romance-out-life-war.html
     
  11. texson66

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    Well, Duh! I think what folks are posting is where and what they would LIKE to do in the service in WWII.

    I'm sure that first choices in "real life" didn't happen very often.

    So the title of the thread itself is misleading... "where would you serve" should be "where would you like to have served"....
     
  12. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Now there ya go!!! And even some of the choices here raise questions LOL.
     
  13. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Or rather, "where would you have fanticized about serving" is more like it. I'm sure everyone is all full of p1ss and vinegar when first signing up, but when it gets ugly, most are like Donald Sutherland's charactor in "The Dirty Dozen" when asked if he wanted to be a general. He stated, "I'd rather be a civilian, sir." Most everyone who really served where many Rogues claim to want to have served would rather just go home and not talk or think about it any more.
     
  14. Julz

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    Oops! right you are.
     
  15. dusky

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    I would prefer to be either a British Knight of Arnhem
    An American soldier of the 2nd Ranger Division attacking Point du Hoc
    or as a German Fallschrimjager invading Crete.
     
  16. SOAR21

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    like dropping from the sky, do you? :)
     
  17. ghost_of_war

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    Wow, it appears so. :D
     
  18. tommy tater

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    can i pick another one??
    im going to anyways....
    home guard in britain, think about it, no real fighting, hot meal every day & you get to see your family all the time. It would be like a constant leave.
     
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    I'd have wanted to be one of the Finnish guerrillas,such as Simo Hayha,ripping the Red Army out a new a$$hole
     
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    I would serve as a wehrmacht soldier France,a paratrooper in Hitlers eagle nest,or as a U.S. artillery man in Italy
     

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