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by frontkampfer
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 88122

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

I too first became interested in the Bismarck because of the movie "Sink the Biamarck" and the song recounting the same. However, my interest was in large part due to my father being an ex-battleship sailor. He was a Firecontrollman for the main 16" guns on the USS Missouri. He was a plank owner and...
by frontkampfer
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 31800

Re: Obama´s mosque

RF, I apologize for my mistake. I know what it means to be under orders as does my son. He will obey orders and do what is expected of him if and when the time comes and I will be proud of him no matter what. The sentiments I expressed where my own and as his father I have that right no matter who o...
by frontkampfer
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 31800

Re: Obama´s mosque

Karl, To answer your first post, my son like everyone else is a volunteer. He signed up because he wanted to serve his country, to be part of something bigger than himself, for the training and experience and because my father, whom my son was very close with was in the navy. My dad was a FC2 for Fi...
by frontkampfer
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 31800

Re: Obama´s mosque

I speak for myself but from my point of view the nation is really PO'ed. Unemployment really is over 15% or higher, 401k's in the toilet, Wall Street gets bailed out, the dem's ram through Obama care and the middle class get screwed! I knew back in 2008 that the community organizer was a phony and t...
by frontkampfer
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 31800

Re: Obama´s mosque

Wrong place, now and always. Move it someplace else! To anyone that wants to say I'm intolerant, I DON"T CARE! So peddle your enlightened papers someplace else. Too many people killed too close by. Put it next to obama's or mayor Bloomberg's house. That's plenty far away and just where it belongs! I...
by frontkampfer
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A US representative at the Hiroshima Memorial
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: A US representative at the Hiroshima Memorial

Karl said it all and there is nothing more to add!
by frontkampfer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A US representative at the Hiroshima Memorial
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: A US representative at the Hiroshima Memorial

You're drawing that conclusion, because of representative the US gov't will be there? Is it inappropriate for the US Ambassador to Japan - is that who it is? - to attend this event, in Japan?
YES!
by frontkampfer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A US representative at the Hiroshima Memorial
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: A US representative at the Hiroshima Memorial

Hear, Hear! This nation is suffering under the marxist/socialistic policies of obama. His attitudes and policies are leading to its decline and he gets a pass from the media. The pc crap that walks the land is allowing a mosque/cultural center to be built two blocks away from the WTC site. I'm sure ...
by frontkampfer
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN?
Replies: 157
Views: 21056

Re: BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN?

Accordinng to Brower's book (page 59) it looks like the side armor for the Foretop Superstructure is 60mm and around the Forward Artillery post 350mm.
by frontkampfer
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 36087

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Remakes:

"Sand Pebbles"
"The Enemy Below"
"Sink the Bismark" - no romantic stuff
"Zulu"
"Run Silent, Run Deep"
The Cruel Sea"
"Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"
"08/15"
"Battle Cry"
"Bataan"
"They Were Expendable"

That will do for now!
by frontkampfer
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: 65 years since Hiroshima: The lives saved
Replies: 36
Views: 4315

Re: 65 years since Hiroshima: The lives saved

You're gonna have to spell out what you mean by apologist. On the issue of overlooking atrocities... not sure what you mean. Perhaps that burning to death the citizens of Hiroshima & Nagasaki (and others firebombed) was a sort of... payback? That those children there deserved to be burned to death?...
by frontkampfer
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: 65 years since Hiroshima: The lives saved
Replies: 36
Views: 4315

Re: 65 years since Hiroshima: The lives saved

The notion that the United States, after spending three and a half years of hard fighting at an immense cost in blood and treasure just to reach the outlying Japanese home islands, was going to essentially stand down from offensive strategic operations and wait on an indeterminate open-ended timefr...
by frontkampfer
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: 65 years since Hiroshima: The lives saved
Replies: 36
Views: 4315

Re: 65 years since Hiroshima: The lives saved

My father and thousands of veterans and millions of Japanese lived because the bomb was dropped. The Japanese were not prepared to give up and would have made the allies pay in blood for every inch of the Home Islands taken. It was only faced with a weapon that could kill thousands without allied lo...
by frontkampfer
Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Three shafts versus four
Replies: 25
Views: 16204

Re: Three shafts versus four

I'm sure that she could. Wisconsin was the "youngest" of the Iowas.
by frontkampfer
Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Three shafts versus four
Replies: 25
Views: 16204

Re: Three shafts versus four

My father was a Fire Controlman for the main 16" guns on the USS Missouri in WWII. As part of his job he had to know what the ships speed was at any given time. When she was deployed to the Pacific she made the voyage unescorted with an average speed of 30 plus knots. My father told me at one point ...