Started by Nikos, March 15, 2016, 08:32:07 PM
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Quote from: Nikos on March 15, 2016, 08:32:07 PMWere USAF pilots ever required to be qualified to land and take off from Aircraft Carriers?
Quote from: AirAux on March 15, 2016, 08:59:39 PMIf IRCC, even Army pilots were on occasion carrier qualified.
Quote from: docsteve on March 16, 2016, 02:20:00 AMWho was flying the C-130 doing touch-&-goes and full-stop landings on the Forrestal? USAF? USN? USMC? Lockheed?
Quote from: Luis R. Ramos on March 16, 2016, 09:58:52 PMThe Doolitle Raiders were not carrier-qualified. This did not mater however as they were to take off a carrier and land in bases in China. They had to launch early and the planes were lost...They were a group of volunteers that once selected went to an Army airfield in Florida and trained using an airstrip which had been specially marked. Its always refreshing that members want to bring to discussion important events like this.Website on the raiders: http://www.doolittletokyoraiders.com/index.html
Quote from: Nikos on March 16, 2016, 11:25:46 PMThe Doolitle guys had a lot of courage for that mission!
Quote from: PHall on March 17, 2016, 12:01:54 AMThe pure hatred of the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor attack probably helped.
Quote from: CyBorg on March 17, 2016, 02:32:12 AMI'd say that fuelled a lot of the "drive" of those who fought in the Pacific for the entire war: you kicked us in a place where it hurt, when we'd done nothing to you, and now we're going to make sure you REALLY hurt.
Quote from: SarDragon on March 17, 2016, 05:10:58 AMQuote from: CyBorg on March 17, 2016, 02:32:12 AMI'd say that fuelled a lot of the "drive" of those who fought in the Pacific for the entire war: you kicked us in a place where it hurt, when we'd done nothing to you, and now we're going to make sure you REALLY hurt.I think you need to do some deeper reading on the events leading up to Pearl Harbor. The US did much to piss off the Japanese government, and their retaliation was not totally unwarranted. The US intelligence community botched things, too.
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