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Originally posted by Godzilla1985
WWII - My Grand Uncle; In the south Pacific. His ship engaged in combat with a Japanese Sub. The ship took a hit, the lights went out, and he thought he was being sprayed with warm oil from a pipe breaking, when the lights returned, he was covered in blood from one of his shipmates!
Viet-Nam - My Uncle; Penned down under enemy fire in a sewage filled rice paddy for two whole days!
Originally posted by KrazyIvan
i met Paul Tibbets, the guy who flew the enola gay over japan, and when he was flying agains the germans he wiped out an entire luftwaffe fighter squadron with one bomb....that bomb just happend to land on the chow hall at lunch time!
Originally posted by Zaphod58
One that I read about while researching the Medal of Honor.....
During the Korean War a B-29 was on a bombing mission. In those days to drop the magnesium flares, they had to stick them in a tube, and let them fall out of the plane. The crewmember responsible for this, dropped one in the tube, but it promptly lit, and bounced back into the airplane. Being that it was burning hot enough to melt holes in the plane, and they had very little time to extinguish it, he simply picked it up, and started walking towards the cockpit carrying it. As he was walking his eyesight began to dim, and his hands literally began to melt from the extreme heat. Once he reached the cockpit, he leaned past the pilot after getting him to open the window, and threw the flare out of the plane before collapsing. IIRC he lost one eye that literally melted in the socket, and most of the use of his hands due to severe damage from the heat of the flare.