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The O' Club / Re: Scuzzy.......anyone heard from him?
« Last post by AKKuya on Today at 08:53:20 PM »
Last I heard, Skuzzy is sitting on a Caribbean beach...
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The O' Club / Re: Scuzzy.......anyone heard from him?
« Last post by lunaticfringe on Today at 08:38:04 PM »
Scuzzy monitored because it was his job-now he don't for Dale he don't have to watch the B.B.
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The O' Club / Re: The 2000 Yard Stare Thomas Calloway Lea III
« Last post by DmonSlyr on Today at 08:24:37 PM »
He was there. He was an artist and correspondent. He created the painting from real life.

I'm not trying to take anything away from that. I just gave my opinion on what the picture says to me. Again, never had any context. Every artist has their own interpretation of their "art". That doesn't mean the outside perception without context will be the same.

I do happen to think its an amazing peice of work
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And to you as well. Neighbor!!!
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She is Shuffler. Thank you. I hope you and yours have a great thanksgiving!!!
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The O' Club / Re: The 2000 Yard Stare Thomas Calloway Lea III
« Last post by Arlo on Today at 07:42:37 PM »
Okay, but it's still based on his perception, ei, he did not create the painting on a picture that was taken. He used his imagination of the Marines experiences to create the painting. I did not have his context of the painting when I made my perception of what the painting appeared like to me.

He was there. He was an artist and correspondent. He created the painting from real life.
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Custom Skins / Re: F6F-5 VF-24 no.15, CVE-29 USS Santee
« Last post by oboe on Today at 07:31:03 PM »
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The O' Club / Re: Online gaming on StarLink demonstration
« Last post by 1stpar3 on Today at 07:06:55 PM »
 :rofl The SHEEP, "liberated" alright!  :rofl The "relief" was everywhere  :devil
 Corn cobs are GREAT! If, you know what you are doing, you have BOTH kinds. The "Red" for initial ,eh.. cleansing and the "White" for inspection :rofl  Guess you could forgo the "White", but you might get eh..MARKS against your character and hygiene ... :devil
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The O' Club / Re: The 2000 Yard Stare Thomas Calloway Lea III
« Last post by DmonSlyr on Today at 06:56:59 PM »
Tom Lea based his painting on a real Marine that fought in the battle of Peleliu.

Okay, but it's still based on his perception, ei, he did not create the painting on a picture that was taken. He used his imagination of the Marines experiences to create the painting. I did not have his context of the painting when I made my perception of what the painting appeared like to me.
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Custom Skins / F6F-5 VF-24 no.15, CVE-29 USS Santee
« Last post by whiteman on Today at 06:53:48 PM »
VF-24 spent their time on the USS Santee supporting ground operations on Okinawa 1 April to 8 April. The only three kills of that cruise came on April 6, 1945, Ens. Roy Farmer was credited with 2. They supported British carriers in denying the use of Sakishima Gunto airfields to the enemy starting the 8th. For 42 consecutive dawns, Santee's aircraft winged over target sectors in the East China Sea, with daily returns to Okinawa itself for routine ground support. On 16 June, Santee launched a fighter bomber mission against specified targets on Kyūshū, Japan. On 7 July, a tail hook broke on a landing aircraft, allowing it to clear all barriers, crash among parked planes, and cause a fire. Four fighters and two torpedo bombers were jettisoned, six torpedo bombers were rendered non-flyable duds, and one of the pilots of the parked aircraft was killed. No.15 appears to be the one that had the hook failure.

These style of markings with white tail and wing, white or yellow single or multiple bands were used by the CVE's to define carrier division and CVE in the group. The white tail and wing on this plane designate it's from Carrier Division Twenty-Two. The Double yellow bands represent the 4th carrier, in that being the Santee. There could be up to 6 carriers in a division.

VF-24's biggest air to air action came while stationed on the CVL-24 Belleau Wood in June 1944 in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. On the 11th 4 fighters were shot down over Guam and 2 more the next day, but it was the 19th that the action would ramp up. At 6am again over Guam they shot down 3 Zekes and initiated the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, by days end they added 7 more and making Lt. Robert H. Thelen the squads only ace with 6.5 victories. The next day the Belleau Woods Avengers sank the IJNS Hiyo and VF-24 added 3 more kills and 3 probables.

Would have liked to find profiles of their F6F-3's from the Battle of the Philippine Sea but no luck yet.

VF-24 landing-mishap Aug-1945 by whitemanLS1, on Flickr

vf24 1 by whitemanLS1, on Flickr

vf24 2 by whitemanLS1, on Flickr
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