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Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired in Appalachia
Jun 6, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
SL Rat: did you fly off of Carriers?


265 arrested landings...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jun 6, 2012 - 05:29pm PT
well THAT explains a lot! ^^6 Yur brain has been slammed against the skull soooo many times its like a bowl of jelly. No wonder you fit in fine round here!;-)
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Jeez, even totaled together Bird, Warren and I haven't been arrested that many times!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 10, 2012 - 08:35am PT
USS Iowa makes final journey to become a floating museum in San Pedra, CA
Credit: Lori Shepler / Reuters
More information on the Iowa got to:
http://www.pacificbattleship.com/
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:36am PT
From AP article:

World War II pilot and battle of Midway hero James Muri dies in Montana at age 93.

On June 4, 1942, Muri piloted one of four B-26 bombers that took off from Midway Island to attack a Japanese fleet planning to invade the U.S. outpost about 1,100 miles northwest of Hawaii.

Japanese fighter planes shot the bombers with machine guns and cannons. Muri's bomber was struck and three crewmen were wounded, but he launched a torpedo at the aircraft carrier Akagi and then flew the plane down its flight deck to avoid the ship's guns, which were all pointed outward.

Muri flew lower than treetop level above the deck of the massive ship, reasoning that skimming the flight deck gave him the best chance to survive.

After the plane crash-landed on Midway Island, officials counted more than 500 bullet holes in the bomber, the Billings Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/WrZkTu);.

Muri and his crew were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. In 2003, Muri received the Jimmy Doolittle Award for outstanding service to the U.S. Army Air Corps in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Admiral Nimitz ---- One of the greats, that does not get the credit he should.
Gene

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
Admiral Nimitz ---- One of the greats, that does not get the credit he should.


Interesting thought although five stars, signing the surrender document on behalf of the USA, and having his name on on a class of floating airports is impressive. If anything, MacArthur gets much more credit than he deserves.

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FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
^^^^^^
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
I am a great admirer of Nimitz. Any bridge-playing admiral already has a tremendous advantage in my book. It's too bad the nastiest East Bay freeway has to bear his name.

I would not dis MacArthur, though. His bravado and seeming self-aggrandizement makes him easy to dislike, but his south Pacific campaigns were brilliant, and his island-hopping strategy was much less costly of life than those of other commanders. He actually thought the Navy's strategy had too much of a "damn the torpedoes" disregard for loss of life. Personally, I don't see how Nimitz had a choice in capturing, say, Iwo Jima.

One point of disclosure: my father, who was 40 when they bombed Pearl Harbor, served in the Sea Bees during WWII, and participated in the invasion of Guam, where the Sea Bees built an airfield under fire using bulldozer blades for shields. He had the highest regard for Nimitz.

John
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 6, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Man you must be bored, Why don't you post up some old school first ascent photos? That would be cool, I'd like to see some
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 6, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
will a top rope shot be satisfactory?
USS Lexington Survivors &#40;Battle of Coral Sea&#41;.
USS Lexington Survivors (Battle of Coral Sea).
Credit: Tobia
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Excellent comeback Tobia!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:48am PT


Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:14am PT
guido, how else to respond to such? Hopefully a little humor will do.

I dare say this drawing of Jim Muri's decent on to the flight deck of a Japanese aircraft carrier is as impressive as any first accent photo I've ever seen.
Lt. James Muri  hurtling down the flight deck of Akagi, mere feet away...
Lt. James Muri hurtling down the flight deck of Akagi, mere feet away from Admiral Nagumo.
Credit: An Omen by Jack Fellows ASAA-Copyright 1995 http://www.jackfellows.com/Aviation/aviation-054.html

jim, thanks for the kamakazi clips.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:24am PT
SL Rat, how does one carrier landing compare with soloing up and down Patio Pinnacle?
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Feb 7, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Trapping and then being Shot off the deck of a boat is bold.


But, none of it could ever be done without these unsung heroes that daily risk their asses to get it done....

V-1 Yellow Shirts on the "Prise":


Me (FLY ONE PO) spotting 506 Intruder, VA-95 April 5, 1985 CAT ONE 43 Boat:


My Deck on the 65 Boat 86-91, FLT DECK LPO/LCPO and then the AIR DEPT LCPO:


This Tomcat 107 from VF-1 blew it's entire Starboard LG STRUT on trap, put a six inch piece of aluminum in my gut just below my liver, May 23, 1988 CVN-65:


This was our patch which all 376 of us wore very proudly on the "Prise":


Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Cool Pics.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 7, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Chief,
I had a pal that served on the Enterprise at the same time you were. I don't think he saw much daylight; not even sure of what he did.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 7, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:31pm PT
↑↑ tour de force?

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