June 14,1944 Western Pacific

June 14,1944 Western Pacific

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JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 12, 2013
" BY WILLI4M F. TYREE
United Press Staff Correspondent
PEARL HARBOR, June 13.(U.P)—
A great U. S. carried task force, boldly challenging the reluctant Japanese navy to battle, sank 13 vessels, damaged 16 others and destroyed 141 airplanes in a three-day hunt across the Mariana island chain and nearby waters, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz announced today.
Tracked Down Convoy
The flattop and battle fleet scourged Saipan, Tinian Tinian, Guam and Rota Saturday and Sunday, then tracked down and smashed a Japanese convoy and stray ships apparently trying to escape to safer waters.
The three-day strike seriously crippled the Marianas, Japan's outer defense ring, Admiral Nimitz revealed. Most of the Japanese planes were downed in air combat
during the Saturday battle when our carriers drove home the first of the series of weekend hammerblows.
U. S. losses totaled 15 aircraft and 15 men—a ratio of 10 to one to the enemy's. Significantly, while the Saturday attacks met strong interceptor opposition, only a few Japanese planes took , to the air Sunday and Monday."

To their memory May these men rest in Peace. TO those who survived They were brave men fighting a ruthless enemy who pledged to their Emperor their lives even in defeat.
Larry Grover

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 12, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
" BY WILLI4M F. TYREE
United Press Staff Correspondent
PEARL HARBOR, June 13.(U.P)—
A great U. S. carried task force, boldly challenging the reluctant Japanese navy to battle, sank 13 vessels, damaged 16 others and destroyed 141 airplanes in a three-day hunt across the Mariana island chain and nearby waters, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz announced today.
Tracked Down Convoy
The flattop and battle fleet scourged Saipan, Tinian Tinian, Guam and Rota Saturday and Sunday, then tracked down and smashed a Japanese convoy and stray ships apparently trying to escape to safer waters.
The three-day strike seriously crippled the Marianas, Japan's outer defense ring, Admiral Nimitz revealed. Most of the Japanese planes were downed in air combat
during the Saturday battle when our carriers drove home the first of the series of weekend hammerblows.
U. S. losses totaled 15 aircraft and 15 men—a ratio of 10 to one to the enemy's. Significantly, while the Saturday attacks met strong interceptor opposition, only a few Japanese planes took , to the air Sunday and Monday."
To their memory May these men rest in Peace. TO those who survived They were brave men fighting a ruthless enemy who pledged to their Emperor their lives even in defeat.
Don't forget about the lonely wives who were left behind either. They had to fend for themselves from then on, raising children making ends meet and being responsible for their own orgasm.
Steve Dooley

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 12, 2013
Larry Grover wrote:
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Don't forget about the lonely wives who were left behind either. They had to fend for themselves from then on, raising children making ends meet and being responsible for their own orgasm.
That reminds me of a movie I once watched called, "Romancing the Bone." It was a parody of sorts, and one of the scenes was of a Navy widow being kept company by a kindly gentleman down the street. They were sitting on the porch and drinking coffee and then all of sudden, the next thing you know, they were going at it every which way. It was quite a wonderful scene and very believable. Some of those war widows have nice loafs to be sure.
Jim Sadler

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 12, 2013
Steve Dooley wrote:
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That reminds me of a movie I once watched called, "Romancing the Bone." It was a parody of sorts, and one of the scenes was of a Navy widow being kept company by a kindly gentleman down the street. They were sitting on the porch and drinking coffee and then all of sudden, the next thing you know, they were going at it every which way. It was quite a wonderful scene and very believable. Some of those war widows have nice loafs to be sure.
I think I missed that one - is it on DVD yet?
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#5 Jun 13, 2013
And what is wrong with being responsible? What does some many have against responsibility? Do you want DC to have your orgasms for you?
Harell Rice

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 13, 2013
In 1964 the SS Minnow was lost at sea. During what was supposed to be a three-hour tour, the S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island following a typhoon.Despite their dire situation, the castaways managed to survive on a diet made up of fish and coconut cream pie, and were aided by their trusty transistor radio. They lived in huts made from sticks and leaves. They ate plants and fruits found on the island.
Fred Smith

United States

#7 Jun 13, 2013
Harell Rice wrote:
In 1964 the SS Minnow was lost at sea. During what was supposed to be a three-hour tour, the S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island following a typhoon.Despite their dire situation, the castaways managed to survive on a diet made up of fish and coconut cream pie, and were aided by their trusty transistor radio. They lived in huts made from sticks and leaves. They ate plants and fruits found on the isla
I remember the care,they were battle harden and combat proven.

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