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Stephen N Russell

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  1. TV serial explains to the world what IF the Allies lost WW2. Alternative future, IE Animal House under Nazi rule, set in the early 60s era, Very compelling, has many outcomes & story lines IE follow Nuclear Nazi U Boats, Flying Wings, V2s, etc. One setting has UN for Nazi Hqs in NY. US divided into Japanese Pacific States but Id call it Imperial Pacific States, then a Neutral Zone then East Coast German Reich. Amazon Prime produces film. Must See for the ages, set in 1962 US.
  2. With talk about Apollo 11 this year for 50 years, the USS Hornet is in sad shape. Needs exterior paint revamp & update lighting etc. Ship has potential & plans are to add ballpark near ex NAS Alameda base for commerce. Hope ship can tap into that. I wonder what the Iowa & Midway do that the Hornet doesnt do. Tours Include: Mn Eng, Mess, Berthing, Bridge, Hanger Deck, but not CIC. Does have Apollo Exhibit & mockup capsule. One has to Uber from hotel, home to ship direct or take ferry from San Fran to ship. Or BART system. Area around ship north is unsafe at PM hours. Much homeless, trash in area north of ship & in around base area. Uber fare is 35.00 one way to Hornet, 68.00 for Round trip. Only way to see San Fran is Uber, to hard to rent, park, drive in city, Has anyone seen the Hornet? Ship has NO GuestBook for ex Hornet crew to sign aside Guests outright. Ship does host STEM Ed for the youth in area though. Ship is vital due to host Tokyo Raid, years in service & Apollo recovery ship Apollo 11. Apollo 11 alone deems the ship needs a renovation . Ship is a Smithsonian Affliatte & Smithsonian magazine runs articles about Apollo 11 mission. Ideas, Comments? Yes ship has No dining for guests & tickets U buy in the Hanger deck to tour ship. Ship does do audio wand tours too like Midway.
  3. Must see museumship: Every veteran who served is recognized & named over the PA with a Thank You for Your service. No audio wands on tour. Follow yellow arrows. Much work to be done. No food service. Can take pieces of deck home for 5.00 On tour Did NOT see CIC,Mn Engine spaces or Main battle turret for16 in guns. Much more to be done. Arriving on deck, the deck watch asks if any is military or former,U give him your details & hear name announced over PA. No food service ashore. Signage helps explain tour Love the 5 in turrets, compact size. Much labor in a BB alone for all manned guns. 16 in guns alone had huge workforce. See Iowa, San Pedro CA, near Cruise Terminal Center. Take 110 Frwy to San Pedro.
  4. Has anyone serviced, built, flown these planes:? FJ Fury F4D Skyray F7 Cutlass. I see the F4D as a possible Stealth fighter type updated for today, am I off?? & same for F7. FJ is a F86 for the Navy. Skyray is classic like the B58. Comments, ideas.
  5. Anyone work, service, test fly, these planes:? B19, B32, B40, Rainbow 12, XP67, Skystreak, B54
  6. Checked online & seen nothing about U Boats hiding along riverways in Brazil, Venezula, Ecuador from Allied patrols in So Atlantic. Media model: Murphys War, 1971.( On DVD). Peter O Toole, best role since Lawrence Arabia. From novel, written. Anyone who served in Merchent Marine or RN, USN hear of U Boats hiding in riverways after damage etc?? Or Hollywood fiction.
  7. Read book from Time Life on Soldiers of Fortune about mercenary pilots. & the 1st air combat duel was by 2 merc pilots over Mexico on Curtiss pusher planes with pistols. Year: 1913 Anyone have any details about Mexican rev & US intervention aside Hunt for Villa?? Looks like free for all war based on movies Ive seen.
  8. Wikpedia has Hill 327 in Vietnam, not Korea.
  9. Thanks, would have helped Im sure if any. no wonder raid went badly.
  10. Thought so, so NO guerilla forces in country then?
  11. Wkipediaied the Ploesti Raid & one thing stands out: No Intel from any if partisan units to the Allies on German AA defenses etc. or did I miss something. Or was area under total Nazi control & no gueriila efforts in area during raid.
  12. Whole topic alone for WHO IE Churchills Toyshop, docufodder alone, Radical
  13. If any German admin type worked in E Front behind Lines, may have been privvy to Nazi atrocities done to Russians, but those on the Western Front alas would never know, then I saw a episode on X Company of them seeking to take a camp survivor to London for his tale about the camps. Otherwise the Western Front would never know about E Front atrocities. My comment covers both E & Western Fronts.
  14. No they werent justified & Im NO defense lawyer,. Are U one??
  15. I agree we had the Indian Wars since the 1700s to 1890s & wiped out some tribes & put alas rest on Reservations BUT we didnt use the Death Camp drill like the Nazis did on the Jews. Disease wiped out tribes with coming Spanish conquest in the 1500s as well.
  16. Question: where their trains "dedicated" to take Jews to the camps or No? If Not hit the RR yards since take war material back to Germany or Front lines due E of camps.
  17. Yeah I wish they did bomb those feeder RR lines & since they helped the war effort after return from camps, Harris blew it./
  18. Read that some Jewish organz wanted Allies to bomb camps. I agree but other issues overide./
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