Munich Bomb wounds four - stand down the racists, we did it

Mölders 1

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There were seventy-four air raids on Munich

Apparently the USAAF were after this bugger...
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During the day of 24 April 1944 the city and the surrounding area was heavily attacked by the USAAF.
Over seven hundred bomber aircraft took part in the attack, and the bombers were escorted by P-51B, P-38J, and P-47D aircraft, with around eight hundred fighter aircraft. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft came from the 8th and 9th Air Forces.

The attack was intended to limit production of the Dornier Do 335 at Dornier Flugzeugwerke, Oberpfaffenhofen and turbine blades for the Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet.
More likely the latter (Turbine Blades for the Junkers Jumo 004 Axial-Flow Turbo Jet). Didn't those things power the ME-262 which was a more advanced design than the Dornier 335 Pfeil, of which only a few prototypes were built compared to over 1,000 ME 262s.
 
Meanwhile in the West Country


And heres me thinking the A in APDS* stood for Armour





*Or APC / APCR as it may have been before someone offers up a dissertation on the 6pdr
 

theoriginalphantom

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"...he put it on the floor then he slipped and fell on it — and it went up his a**e."

Trouser Piercing?

Oh come one, we've all carried out trouserless loft clearing while suffering from poor balance.




haven't we?
 

theoriginalphantom

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Best movie credit EVER:
Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson in The Tall Guy (1989) ... Michael Fitzgerald's full credit in the movie is "Man with vacuum cleaner tube up his bottom.".
When my wife was a student nurse, she was walking along the ward casually looking at the patients notes (as you do) and came across one that said 'whilst masturbating himself on a vacuum cleaner, his pen!s was severely lacerated by the rotating fan' - makes your eyes water just thinking about it. I told my sister who was a librarian in a scientific library and she sent me a clipping from the New Scientist on exactly that topic. Apparently, it is a quite common problem.
 
I wonder if it has ever actually happened and the poor old bloke was innocent?
No. Two of my nieces trained as doctors and said it happened (insertion of foreign object) often enough and that she had seen a DVD in circulation at a well known hospital full of images of xrays of people with objects inside them. It was actually maintained as a training document/shock value/deterrent but somehow managed to get circulated at Christmas parties.
 
No. Two of my nieces trained as doctors and said it happened (insertion of foreign object) often enough and that she had seen a DVD in circulation at a well known hospital full of images of xrays of people with objects inside them. It was actually maintained as a training document/shock value/deterrent but somehow managed to get circulated at Christmas parties.
There's actually a book about it.
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theoriginalphantom

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Looks a bit six pounder to me.......I found one in a stream in Glos when I was a nipper, but without the size of the bucket for scale could even be a Bofors, .............one thing it is not is a bomb!


be thankful they didn't call it a tank
 
Looks a bit six pounder to me.......I found one in a stream in Glos when I was a nipper, but without the size of the bucket for scale could even be a Bofors, .............one thing it is not is a bomb!

Looks more like a 40mm Bofors drill round given the shape and colour (does brass turn a steel colour when it has been buried for a while I wonder?). I seem to recall that someone on here said that BD always likes to blow things up even if it is a false callout on the basis of giving the general public value for money when delayed.
 

theoriginalphantom

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Looks more like a 40mm Bofors drill round given the shape and colour (does brass turn a steel colour when it has been buried for a while I wonder?). I seem to recall that someone on here said that BD always likes to blow things up even if it is a false callout on the basis of giving the general public value for money when delayed.

we blew some inert stuff up at Bramley for the news teams. We all had a go, while sheltering in a bunker clearly marked something along the lines of "dangerous structure - do not enter"
The charges were not filmed, which is a good thing as 'some' may have been done in 'a distinctive shape'
 

Bordon/hants

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I found my 6pdr shell when I was about 13 years old in the late 1960's . I already had use of a Webley bolt .410 and 9mm Garden gun at that age (Got my white paper SGS when I was 16). So knew the names of componants and how cartridges worked etc.

We were catching crayfish in the River Churn and as soon as I lifted it out I could see the primer was intact, gave it a shake and it sounded full too.

Even with the stupid stunts we did in those days, I knew this was a bit different, so the suggestion of a mate of sticking it on a wall and shooting an airgun at it to try and set it off was ignored.

(He was dead within a year after kicking stones out of the wall of an almost collapsed barn in a game of Chicken)

The local nick was about a mile away, so we marched down through town, and I went in and plonked it on the reception desk.

The guy on duty took it off me and placed it tip down in a fire bucket and his mate took it out into the yard, and I got about 4 lines in the local rag as was a late story.

"Local boy finds live artillery shell" or some such.......simpler times
 
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Dwarf

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"Local boy finds live artillery shell" or some such.......simpler times
Unlike today's "young imperialist forced to surrender symbol of racial dominance."
Or some suchlike.
 

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