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Where wouldn't you serve in ww2

Discussion in 'What If - Other' started by urqh, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. cylon47

    cylon47 Member

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    I would not want to serve in the pacific I mean they have mosquitoes the size of a #$%^n bus.
     
  2. MastahCheef117

    MastahCheef117 Member

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    Iwo Jima, at the top of Mount Siribachi (sp?) looking on as the US fleet bombardments the island and planes fire rockets and drop bombs all over the damn place.
     
  3. surfersami

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    60 years after the fact I look back and can say I would not want to be anywhere there was the remotest chance of frezing to death, starving to death, burning to death, falling to my death, being shot to death, drowning to death, blown up to death, getting malaria or some other disease to death, or bayonetted to death.
    So where does that leave? I could have been a USO girl in Hollywood - if I were a girl and had better looking legs!
     
  4. GermanTankEnthusiast

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    as a german wounded soldier in berlin 1945

    chilling would you get medical attention or left to die OR captured by the russians and get gang green and die slowly?
     
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  5. Kobalt04

    Kobalt04 Dishonorably Discharged

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    I would not have liked to serve as a U-boat crew member. I don't like the idea of going to the bottom of the Atlantic after being depth-charged, torpedoed, or rammed. Ditto for being a figher pilot in the Luftwaffe. I would not want to be shot out of the air in flames and burning and crashing and burning some more. Both Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe personnel at the sharp end were ruthlessly sacrificed in the last two years of the war. If I were in the Kriegsmarine or Luftwaffe, I'd have preferred to be pressed into service as infantry in a Volksgrenadier division towards the end of the war rather than be on a U-boat or in a fighter.
     
  6. STURMTRUPPEN

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    i would not serve in submarines or on the russian front
     
  7. luketdrifter

    luketdrifter Ace

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    Anywhere. Luckily for us, we have the joys of hindsight!!
     
  8. Smithson

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    I wouldnt serve in the pacific but i wouldnt refuse. Just like I didnt want to go to afghanistan but didnt refuse.
     
  9. sox101

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    I would not want to serve on the russian front. It looked like it was one of the worse fronts in the war. It was just about one big massive killing field on both sides.
     
  10. 36thID

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    With all respects.... Grave Registration Service would be very difficult.
     
  11. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Yes, that job would suck....
     
  12. USMC

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    Thats right. The most dangerous thing in the world is a marine and his rifle.
     
  13. Fgrun83

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    On a submarine, i dislike closed quarters and if there is an attack there is no where to fall back to or take cover behind, you have to man up and stand by your post and i dont know if i could do that.
     
  14. USMC

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    Yeah that would probably be one of the worst.
     
  15. Militant

    Militant Dishonorably Discharged

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    Lets just say i'd rather face the Jerries than the Japanease.
     
  16. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Please refrain from using the word 'Jap' it is a derogatory term and is not tolerated, the use of the word Japanese is the acceptable term.
     
  17. Militant

    Militant Dishonorably Discharged

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    Oh, terribly sorry i thought it was an abbrievation- My apologies.
     
  18. P.A. Mourier

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    In my opinion, I would have had a terrible time as a German officer in 1941, when my political authorities oredred me to act against all the ancient rules of european military honor : killing civilians, komissars, or even not taking prisoners. Because, at the same time, I would also been facing a terrible enemy for which human life did not have any value by itself...
     
  19. Radar4077

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    Pearl Harbor on the ambush and D-Day. I dont think i would even WANT to live during those...
     
  20. Gebirgsjaeger

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    I wouldn´t have served at the Ostfront and not at some of the Pacific islands!
    Respects to all of them who served at there!

    Regards

    Ulrich
     

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