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#1 Kai-Petri

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 04:35 PM

Well, something I have been thinking of at times. What army and where would YOU serve in WW2 if you could decide the troops? No, not a general, but to start as part of the troops as concricpt? Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, Paras, British, US and the division which colours and uniform you wish to wear.

I would go for the Finnish volunteers of Waffen-SS first and later on ( if survived the hell in Grozny etc ) back to the Finnish panzer grenadier forces lead by Finnish General Lagus for the battle of Karelia isthmus 1944 when 600 Russian tanks were destroyed!

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 06:58 PM

I'd be happy to serve in the PBI of the British Army, or follow my father's footsteps into the Royal Artillery; truly one of the elite and best performing arms of service in WW2!
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Posted 13 October 2002 - 07:55 PM

First, as an Ami, I would serve in the 8th Air Force in the B-17s as a waist gunner.

As a Jerry--I would have probably been in the Army in the Signals branch and serving in France.
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Posted 13 October 2002 - 09:04 PM

In the 8th USAAF flying escort for B-17's and B-24's in a P-51D!!! :D
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Posted 13 October 2002 - 09:08 PM

Mustang--should I look out for the red-nose painted Stangs? :D
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Posted 13 October 2002 - 10:22 PM

Ecspecially watch out for the one that says "Big Beautiful Doll" on the side! ;)
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Posted 13 October 2002 - 10:35 PM

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 10:36 PM

I definetely would not want to be a red army foot soldier. Did't they only have 1 gun for 2 people??? :confused:
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 01:58 AM

Australian RAAF bombing missions as a gunner-tail or top turret.

USAAF 8th-waist gunner on a B-17

German-U-Boat crewman, Luftwaffe pilot-or Wehrmacht soldier serving in France.
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 03:44 AM

US Army in either theater, preferably a sgt.
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#11 Carl G. E. von Mannerheim

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 03:55 AM

A Lt. in the AAF in the Phillipines, first defendind them in My P-40 or B-17, then fighting as a infantry man on the Bataan Peninsula and on Corregidor during the Fall of the Phillipines.

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 10:02 AM

Hard choice.

First choice, Royal Marines.

Second choice, Royal Armoured Corps.

Third choice, Any of the British Army research establishments (especially tanks) so I could play with everyone else's tanks, guns etc. during and after the war. :D :D :D

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 10:10 AM

Royal Navy, serving on a Destroyer if possible:)
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 02:37 PM

Being a soldier of the Africa Korps has always been a dream. Under the brilliant commmander Rommel.

I want to be an infantry or driving a tank.
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 02:39 PM

Being a soldier of the Africa Korps has always been a dream. Under the brilliant commmander Rommel.

I want to be a soldier or driving a tank.
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 04:54 PM

Fl;ying a Spitfire IX in Italy, I reckon.

It's tempting to say the Paras - but just reading about the training makes me feel broken and exhausted....... :( :eek:

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 11:08 PM

Great Choice--ive seen several pics of "Big Beautiful Doll". She sure is a beauty. smile.gif
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 11:12 PM

Preferably in a tank- tank save lives!

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Posted 15 October 2002 - 12:10 AM

Very good question, and I have pondered this question before. I would have to say that I probably would've joined the Luftwaffe, and volenteered to be a fallschimjager! Taking Eben Emal by gliders, and later Droping out of a Ju52 into the British/Austrailian stronghold of Crete!
Now that would be awesome! :D
Kickin' ass and taken initials! I don't have time for names! :D

My second choice would be a Luftwaffe figher pilot. Flying the Fw190 and later Ta152, and scoring over 300 kills of course! tongue.gif Mostly Mustangs! :D ;) tongue.gif

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Posted 15 October 2002 - 02:58 AM

You wouldn't be takin' down no Mustangs. The Mustangs be takin' you down I tell you what. Them there Mustangs be just to much for yall' to handle. Pardon my slang. ;)

My second choice would be to be a mechanic who mainly works on Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. :D
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Posted 15 October 2002 - 11:22 AM

In a very deep, very safe underground bunker.

Or the Fallschirmjager...

Or gimme a Tiger I...
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Posted 15 October 2002 - 01:13 PM

I'll be joining Red Baron in his underground bunker. I don't think there are bonuses for being shot at, or jumping out of a serviceable aircraft or being on a Murmansk convoy.

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#23 De Vlaamse Leeuw

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 04:40 PM

Wastn't the Red Baron in the First World War???
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Posted 16 October 2002 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 07:19 PM

Someday--I will own a STANG. :D I know where a complete canopy to one is just sitting outside--withering away. Now all I need is the rest of the parts and ill have my own P-51. :D
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