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Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by ignorant_ape
You need to improve on your reading skills, as you seem seriously lacking.
He was assigned on a carrier throughout MUCH of the war. Look up the definition of the word "much" if you must.
The time he served as a radio operator on B25 missions would be the time when he wasn't assigned to the carrier.
In addition, probably did work painting and scraping as collateral duty. If you ever served in the military you would know what I am talking about. We all had collateral duty assignments, except apparently some few people.
I have explained this several times now, that you continue to ignore points that prove you wrong demonstrates that you really don't care about the facts.
You are correct, I was stationed on a Yorktown class for much of the War, but for the last year or so I did take part in the "Doolittle Raids" as you call it.
Originally posted by ladyteeny
first of all i completely believe alonzo, naive or not i think he's being as truthful as he's able. it's wrong to try and call him out on his name, it's nobodys business but his, particularly as it could lead to implications for his family.
secondly.. i'd like to point out that pretty much everybody on this site has virtually no trust and faith in their governments/leaders. we don't believe much of what they tell us these days at all. that's because we now know they've proven to be liars when it suits 'their cause'. therefore why does everybody assume history is accurate??
there've been a few comments over ONE doolittle raid (i didn't read the details fully so if it's a little hazy then that's why)... ok, so why are we assuming then that it was only one? it could've been many but ONE is what tptb at the time wanted people to believe.
personally i'd rather take the word of somebody that was there (believe it or not), than the government/leaders that i already know to be corrupt.
more alonzo, more! it's fascinating, i'm almost envious of all the things you've seen!
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by desertfox32
Maybe the term "Doolittle raid" wasn't that common during WW II. These things tend to change over time, and I think the movie has made the event much more popular. I had never heard of such an event before I saw the movie.
If anything, his response on this makes him sound more authentic, especially now that it has been brought out that there was a later B25 launch off of a carrier.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
AGAIN, to those making off topic posts criticizing those who are vetting the story......that is not only allowed but the purpose of this forum....
The Gray Area will tolerate topics that may be unusually hypothetical or unproven for the purpose of vetting the stories of thread-starters by the ATS membership at large.
Questioning and debating the story is allowed within the T&C and required civility and decorum. Critizing those who are questioning is OFF TOPIC and will be removed.
Please stop and don't make off topic posts admonishing those who are questioning the story. Stop with the one line "I agree type posts". Stop with attacks. Just debate and discuss the topic at hand.
Vetting is allowed!
edit on February 14th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)
TextWell, whether it is the truth or not, he isn't coming back. You all have scared him away.
Originally posted by AlonzoTyper
Originally posted by PaxVeritas
In your defense I have to say something.
My business deals in antiques and historical documents. One of my favorite niches is WW2 Era items and documents. I'm also a big fan of the era and it's culture, lingo, etc. Some people may not notice what I do but your written 'mannerisms' are in line with someone of your age who was involved in the military or of that era.
Little things you say pop out at me. They're sublime and may be unnoticed by the average person, but I'm picking up on them.
Just a thought.
I do appreciate your support.
As I have previously stated, I am not here to deceive anyone. Only to tell a story