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Catarraz #1 Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:14 PM

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After reading it, I just had to post it... believe me, it's not the average stuff one might know about WW2  :D

Amazing Wartime Facts form WWII

I believe we all owe the authors some help in making their work more well known, no?

Hardass #2 Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:31 PM

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11. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but it wasn’t worth the effort.


I lol'd at this i wouldent bomb them either waste of a pilot/plane and bomb

NukaCola #3 Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:36 PM

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Number 20 is my fav...
But all of them are very interesting, thank you.

ghostlyfire #4 Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:39 PM

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The      MISS ME was an unarmed Piper Cub. While spotting for US artillery her      pilot saw a similar German plane doing the same thing. He dove on the      German plane and he and his co-pilot fired their pistols damaging the      German plane enough that it had to make a forced landing. Whereupon they      landed and took the Germans prisoner. It is unknown where they put them      since the MISS ME only had two seats.


hmmmz.

tigerstreak #5 Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

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A number of air crewmen died of farts. (ascending to 20,000 ft. in an un-pressurized aircraft causes intestinal gas to expand 300%!)

so when ive dived to 50mr, ive been at 6x atmospheric pressure. i mustve died each time i ascended +not noticed

Willemp159 #6 Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:13 AM

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''When the US Army landed in North Africa, among the equipment brought ashore were 3 complete Coca Cola bottling plants.'''


LOL http://forum.worldof..._teethhappy.gif

LiamNL #7 Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:52 AM

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HOW DO PEOPLE FIND THESE AMAZING THINGS? :Smile_great::Smile_great:

BlownAway15 #8 Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:30 AM

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Among the first “Germans” captured at Normandy were several Koreans. They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they were capture by the US Army.

lol poor korean's imagine you survive the war 5 years later the korean war starts XD

Hanki #9 Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:04 PM

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How did a 12 year old join the army?

Coenraad #10 Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

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Interesting list you have there. Although some of them seem to require a little bit of salt ;)

tigerstreak #11 Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

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View Posttigerstreak, on 13 November 2011 - 11:40 PM, said:

A number of air crewmen died of farts. (ascending to 20,000 ft. in an un-pressurized aircraft causes intestinal gas to expand 300%!)

so when ive dived to 50mr, ive been at 6x atmospheric pressure. i mustve died each time i ascended +not noticed
if you are same sex orientated please post negative

marit #12 Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:02 PM

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View PostHanki, on 14 November 2011 - 01:04 PM, said:

How did a 12 year old join the army?
So read here: http://www.memorieso...ski/default.asp
And look this in Polish army forces a Bear "Wojtek" was a solider  :Smile-izmena:Bear Solider



Nice info about II WW.

Battledragon #13 Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:08 PM

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I know some interesting facts from ww2
1) The first aircraft Shot down by a Spitfire in ww2 was a Hawker Hurricane (friendly fire)
2) The first mark 1 Churchill tanks had no internal drainage channels, so if you left the hatch open in the rain it filled up with water!
3) Several hundred American soldiers were hospitalised by mistranslation in the pacific theater. The Culpret was the Japanese type 89 grenade launcher.  actually a very small mortar someone mistranslated its name as "KNEE Mortar"  leading to a whole bunch of American soldiers shattering their legs by trying to fire the thing braced against their leg!
4)British pilots were issued with playing cards which when soaked in water would de-laminate to reveal a 52 piece escape map of Germany printed on the insides.
5)The Special Operations Executive (SOE) provided agents, and resistance fighters, with plans and parts to make exploding rats for blowing up German installations.
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The agent just needed to provide their own rat.

adam62 #14 Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:48 PM

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wow

deamy #15 Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:19 PM

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'Trivia' rather than 'fact' to be honest.

Catarraz #16 Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:07 PM

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View PostBattledragon, on 15 November 2011 - 01:08 PM, said:

I know some interesting facts from ww2

I know this one:

-In preparation for Operation Barbarossa, the germans aquired soviet road maps, listed in them were some important roads which hadn't even been built yet!  :lol:

theta0123 #17 Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:13 PM

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most of these facts are indeed true

Coenraad #18 Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:20 PM

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A fun fact that there where sometimes more planes lost due to crashes on landings/takeoffs and during mission accidents then that there where actualy lost to enemy fire.

Like this one:
Corsair losses in World War II were as follows:
By combat: 189
By enemy anti-aircraft artillery: 349
Accidents during combat missions: 230
Accidents during non-combat flights: 692
Destroyed aboard ships or on the ground: 164


Carier operated aircraft had a very high accident rate, as landing was really difficult, planes in WW2 generaly had the engines infront of the pilot so it was difficult to see the carrier, they often made a very short base leg 90degturn and just gabled where the ship would be, becourse they just could not see over the nose.




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