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SilenT AssassiN

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#1 14 years ago

What did ur Grandfather,Dad ,or great gp ect. do in ww2 , or any other war

Just wanted to know ,my great uncle Was a japenese american infantry , the most deorated group of ww2.(im half japenese) my gp made ammunition and other things in ww2 , my other step grandpa was a jet fighter during the cold war or Vietnam i think!!!in know he flew for the airforce. My Other uncle was a navey seal . My dad was in vietnam, my cousin controls the boom in a fuel plane(could have been a fighter in a f-16 didnt choose to long story) and i oh yea my other other uncle designs missles and rockets. wow oh yea waay way way way back i had a uncle that was a general for the confeterate during the civil war. And i love to shoot i go every month 3 times.




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#2 14 years ago

I'm half french(france, not quebec) and half canadian. My grandpa on my canadian side flew a sopwith pup in ww1 and my grandpa from my french side destroyed german trains and bridges as a member of the french resistance. Oh, and my uncle on the french side was in the war in vietnam.




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#3 14 years ago

My great grandfather enlisted very early in ww1, (dogtag number 563) in 1st Signals Squad, 1st AIF and was sent to cairo, then to gallipoli, after gallipoli he was sent to the western front where he recieved the Military Medal. He finished the war a sergeant. in the interr war years he stayed enlisted in the army and was responsible for putting up the first radio transmitter in melbourne. when ww2 came he went to all the alied countries and talked about communications and radar and such, i have still have hhis pass into blechly park :) He was then told to join a crack squad similar to the SAS called Z Special Force, he was the cheif communications officer for the force, and boarded the famous boat, Kreat, which was bound for singapore to limpet bomb the japanese ships in harbour, he disembarked at Cairns and kept in radio touch with te crew until they reached bali. He finished the War nd active service in 1945 as a leutenant-colonel and he died in 1965 of a heart attack Lt-Col Morris S Israel, MM




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#4 14 years ago

My Grandfather was a Plant Engineer for Ford in WW2 and was one of the guys who when Ford was having problems machining the turret rings for Sherman tanks he figured out how to get around it. I dont remember the details but it had to do with having problems machining the hardened armor. I think they were constantly breaking bits while trying to do the machining.

He was also involved with Ford producing some other Ford vehicle. I thought he said it was a 1/2 track but I can fiind no Ford built 1/2 tracks so I dont know. It would have been built close to Detroit since thats where he lived at the time.

He was exempted from the draft and was listed as too vital to the war effort to be sent to combat.




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#5 14 years ago

My maternal Grandfather was in the American Expeditionary Force in WWI (In ordnance I think). The war ended while he was in a transport on the way to Europe. My paternal Grandfather wasn't in the military, but was on a train that was captured by Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution. My Father and three of his brothers were in the U.S. Army during WWII. My Dad spent the war training troops and also in AA units that were guarding points around the Caribbean (zinc mines, the canal and stuff). One uncle was a paratrooper who fought in the Pacific, and participated in the occupation of Japan. Another was a courier, in Patton's Third army, IIRC. The third was an infantryman, who landed in Normandy on the second day of the invasion. Both he and my other uncle in Europe were involved in The Bulge. All of them left the military after the war ended, except the last one, who stayed in the Army through the Korean and Vietnam wars. When he retired he was a Lt. Col in the Green Berets.




Blistex²

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#6 14 years ago

Had a Grandfather who was in the RCAF, mostly drove troops to different airfields in london and later in Europe.

Had a Great Grandfather (deceased 7 years ago) that was in the Heer, but wouldn't tell me what unit or even division because he was later drafted into the SS (uncle told me) and although he was a panzer commander he felt that his whole division was branded war criminals because there were a lot of atrocities committed by his units.

He said that he fought on both fronts (Poland, France, Benelax Countries, Poland Again, Russia), fought the Brits, and Russians, spent a lot of time fighting the US airborne, and monty (probably arnehm and US 101st).

This leads me to believe that he fought with the 2nd SS Panzer division and his unit might have been involved in the Tulle incident. Given that he was a Tank commander it's highly doubtfull that he was personally involved.

In the closing weeks his tank was destroyed due to lack of fuel and he and his crew became encircled. They surrendured to allied troops something like 2 weeks before the war ended.




SgtPepper

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#7 14 years ago

Well my grandfather Kurt was drafted into the german army at the age of 15 in 1945. He was sent to Hamburg (I think) with the wehrmacht. One day an officer aproached him and told him and his other teenage friends to roll up the communication wire and bring it to HQ because they were moving out. Americans on one side and Russians on the other. After about a hundred feet of cable though they realised that they happened to be caught on the russian side of the river! So they did what any sensible soldier would've done. They said screw it dumped the wire in the river and the jumped in, swam across and surrendered to the americans. An uncle of mine didn't have such a rosy outcome. He was an SS officer on the eastern front. My aunt just got a letter one day telling her "Missing in action near Kursk". For a member of the waffen SS and an officer. This is pretty much a death sentence. On my canadian side there is pretty much the same outcome. My canadian grandfather served in the RCAF as a mechanic in WW2 and Korea. Never saw any action. Four of my uncles were in Italy... all of 'em got killed. :uhoh: (Fucking brits....)




Mazz

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#8 14 years ago

my grandfather fought in the aleutians. ill have to ask him his unit name but he he recieved a purple heart for being hit 3 times by a japanese MG.




SgtPepper

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#9 14 years ago

Just goes to show how shitty the jap. mg's were :uhoh: 6.5x55mm...... don't make me laugh.




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#10 14 years ago

I never got to meet one of my only grandfathers that was involved in WWII. He died of cancer before I was even born...

He was part of the crew on some navy ship, forgot the name of it.