Very high power fire aircraft, unfortunately sometimes flown by cowboys who shoot first and then think
Thank you. Fluffy IS French so sometimes you've just got to overlook little misconceptions. And this pic is just a little poking fun right back. No harm intended.:laughing:These pilots are highly trained professionals, not "cowboys"!
U.S. forces suffered 9,777 casualties, included 1,811 killed. Many are buried in the nearby Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. There is no clear information on the number of Germans killed, although 1,600 Germans were taken prisoner.
After the battle, the French renamed the wood "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade") in honor of the Marines' tenacity. The French government also later awarded the 4th Brigade the Croix de guerre. An official German report classified the Marines as "vigorous, self-confident, and remarkable marksmen..." General Pershing—Commander of the AEF—even said, "The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!" Pershing also said "the Battle of Belleau Wood was for the U.S. the biggest battle since Appomattox and the most considerable engagement American troops had ever had with a foreign enemy
Thank you. Fluffy IS French so sometimes you've just got to overlook little misconceptions...
Yep, that proves your point. Under the high stress environment of aerial combat and tens of thousands of sorties flown, there were two incidents involving those rogue Cowboys. Tanks blow up friendly tanks, B-52's have hit US troops and pretty much "**** Happens". It's neither optimal nor acceptable but mistakes will always happen, especially during combat.Sorry to offend you, but past historical facts such as the incident 40 clicks north of Basra on 03/28/2003 don't support your statement or the incident on 02/26/1991.
Sorry, but A-10 pilots have a bad reputation.
This is not a blanket statement for all pilots, on all ships, this is a specific position with regards to the A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog pilots.
Sorry to offend you, but past historical facts such as the incident 40 clicks north of Basra on 03/28/2003 don't support your statement nor does the incident on 02/26/1991.
To say this isn't true is just being in a state of denial.
... Comments on the military from the French are . . . Well, comments on the military from the French. That's enough of a joke right there, no punch line necessary. He's certainly entitled to his opinion, but I don't expect anyone to be calling the French for close air support anytime soon.
..just a little FYI, having been my first fire fight being caught
in an ambush during Vietnam, being pinned down for hours
calling in artillery strikes that made little or no difference in the
onslaught of rounds being thrown at us as RPG's are taking
out our vehicles leave you wondering if your going to get out,
until the awe of seeing and hearing Cobra and Huey gunships
coming in a low level paving the ground with red steel being
followed up with F-4 Phantom laying out blankets of Napalm.
There NEVER will be a more awe inspiring time in my life to
witness the bravery of those pilots that took on so much heat,
I will always be thankful and grateful for their service ALWAYS.
You've been Americanized.:laughing: Is there a French translation for that saying?? En Francais s'il vous plait.In general, the nice thing about an opinion is that it is like an ass-hole: everyone has one.
My family is from Brittany. I go sailing not far from Lorient; the boat I built as a teenager is there (Saint Philibert to be exact). The priest that married us retired at Lorient.That would be Lorient, Morbihan, France. Something about a U-Boat base.