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  1. Please tell George Winston that the photos are great, but the headline and the message of the article are flawed. He should stick to photography. ADS-B means Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. It literally means that aircraft equipped with this system are broadcasting their position in the National Airspace to ground receivers. The F-35 has the equipment and is required to 'squawk' to enable safe separation from traffic. In the 'war' mode the aircraft obviously doesn't do this. Locating military aircraft in combat requires a skin paint that can only be done be some sort of radar. ADS-B receivers don't broadcast. I believe you need a technical editor to review articles.
  2. I must have looked at the photo of Eisenhower speaking to the 101st before their jump a thousand times. I had no idea the placarded soldier was Strobel. I thought he was relieved prior to D Day. The article about Martin is great. Is he the same Martin who ran the prisoner grab at the end of the War?
  3. After doing a little research I found the source article that this post was lifted from: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/06/25/world-war-ii-intelligence-officer-given-congressional-medal/ The author of your article took the liberty to add "of Honor" to the piece. Perhaps a little research by the editor would save this site some embarrassment. The article should be spiked.
  4. This article is confusing. The piece doesn't give the reader sufficient information to compare the Navy's situation before or after implementation of some report that is not named. The framework of what's going on is missing.
  5. There aren't many WWII buffs that don't know that " The final version of the P-51 was the P-51D" is NOT correct. It's a great add without much historical value.
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    Comment on article: Ford GAA

    Perhaps the editor can insert the author's name in the first sentence of this article that I've pasted here: "Author’s name here takes a look at the development history and features of an engine that powered the M4 Sherman and other vehicles. "
  7. This article is confusing and provides unsupported warrants. The author spends a good deal of time describing how the Type 21 was the most technologically advanced submarine in the world and only provides two other sources that supports the title of the piece. The piece isn't cohesive and the bottom line leaves the reading asking why.
  8. Thanks for the article. It's ironic that the reason the B-32 wasn't chosen for mass production, even though it out ranged and was faster than the B-29, was lack of pressurization (and therefore lacked high altitude capability) because the B-29 was only effective when employed at low altitude during the fire bombing raids. I'm a bit confused by this line in the article: " The next day, the Japanese were forced to remove the propellers from their planes to avoid another incident in the skies." There's no context; it seems to be added at the end of the paragraph.
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    D Day 75th. Commemorations

    Does anyone have experience and/or local information regarding visiting the D Day Memorial activities? I'm looking to attend in 2019. I'm specifically interested in local maps of events, agendas and tips. Thanks.
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    "Picking up" Medal of Honor?

    In my humble opinion it is somehow denigrating to refer to MOH awardees as "picking up" their award. You go to the grocery store to "pick up" milk and bread. You also "pick up" things that have fallen. PLEASE use another predicate to characterize this life changing event.
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    I'm not sure who Hanks will showcase in this upcoming movie, but it should be Lieutenant Commander Ernest E. Evans who commanded the USS Johnston.
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    What was the best fighter plane of WWII?

    Questions like this are a bit misleading because none of the aircraft fought alone or without support. Aerial combat represents the conflict of systems. In reality, any of these aircraft are capable of shooting down any other.