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  • plutothecat_17 plutothecat_17 Mar 1, 2006 4:14 PM Flag

    Memories of Brave Navy Pilots

    I never will forget the hectic month of operations off China coast flying CAP off MIDWAY at night,no horizon pitch-black.Some of us lucky guys got 6 traps off Hawaii at night to qual but I remember one Ltjg from Portland OR married 2 kids who did not have any nite time but he was put on his first nite launch in a Demon. He told me:"They want me to fly at nite and you know I have a hell of a time even landing at day!" They launched him off the cat and he went right in the black water with 60,000 tons of carrier cruising right over him.We never even recovered the body.In the next 10 days we lost 3 more pilots in my squadron,I was only a bachelor Ltjg and as scared as the rest but kept flying & praying. Check 6

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    • Ponte,
      It is almost impossible to get through to victims of disinformation. Those that practice it are legion and history as you know is rife with them.
      This method of "group think" has gotten all of us exactly where we are today. But the cracks are beginning to show! Thank God for video tape!
      O.

    • just remember sorry;
      must be the bad education from U OF I

    • NO.
      I nailed your yellow ass to the mast. just Jemember a brave man dies only once. A coward dies a thousand deaths.

    • Re: Memories of Brave Navy Pilots
      by: aok1903 03/02/06 12:26 am
      Msg: 99978 of 99980

      This nonsensical statement that "one should never judge a fellow human being", his/her actions, outcomes of their values, attitudes, tastes, behaviours etc. is the consequence of the disastrous post-modernist moral relativism which I always abhorred.

      I'll be damned. Sumbitch. Right on.

      aok

    • COWARD SPELLED ANY WAY YOU CAN, EQUALS YELLOW;
      That explains a lot about your post and attitude.
      That explains why the Capt. holds in such contempt. Matter of so do I.
      I believe you are such a slug that you think the Academies[WEST POINT ,ANNOPOLIS AIR FORCE] are not first rate halls of knowledge

    • This nonsensical statement that "one should never judge a fellow human being", his/her actions, outcomes of their values, attitudes, tastes, behaviours etc. is the consequence of the disastrous post-modernist moral relativism which I always abhorred.

      I'll be damned.

      aok

    • I notice you bragged about his and that !
      No where did you say that you served in the Military;
      SO the facts are you lead a good life while some young man laid down his life you worthless ass.
      Brag about wealth all you want ; That just makes you a small person.
      The good thing about the USA we got rid of KINGS and such along time ago
      If this angers you , that is what I intended to do;
      I'll purchase you a ticket to anywhere you want to immigrate to.
      I am old enough, and wealthy enough ,I don't have to suffer fools as you.

    • Then my friend you have no guilt nor any reason to think that you are in any way being referenced as a cat shot.
      If referenced all our family service in the military. I would have to start with the the settlement in North Carolina[Indian attacks] and go forward from there.

    • And, another cousin was killed during the Battle of Saro Island in the Solomons on the U.S.S. San Francisco on 13 Nov. 1943. His brother also served 4 years in the navy.
      Phy

    • P,
      Well done!
      O.

      PS I cannot imagine why in hell the CO would knowingly order a "sunshine piolt" to take this ride but at least the guy tried to comply! RIP
      Very Sad......................

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