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Koniec DDay Hel.

6 June 1944
D Day
Normandy
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robertcicheckiart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A gdzie sanitariusz?   *
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Przypadał na około nastu ludzi.. tak więc trudno by wszystkich ogarnął ;)
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robertcicheckiart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A jakby wziął nadgodziny?...dałby radę na luzie. ;) (Wink)    *
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
;)
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Dudesradsterrockstar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent shot, yet again! ;)
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
thank you, I'm glad that you like ^^
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Dudesradsterrockstar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Nice....this must have been a more quieter beach than Omaha.
I took my dad to see Saving Private Ryan. If you can make it through the first twenty minutes. We watched with a bunch of vets from that time.
Most of them were sweating and shaking by the time they got behind that bunker.
My dad finally understood what his brother went through.
My dad was in the Merchant Marine Service. He had lung problems so was deemed unfit for military service. So instead he went up against U-boats and the open oceans.
Survived the PQ17 disaster.
His luck.....the torpedo that stuck his ammo laden ship never went off on impact.
It blew up harmlessly behind them as they ran for it.
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
you're right ! it's nice that you can see. But this I couldn't write about Utah because...of the division...
Yes, it certainly had their moving.. 
It's great movie.. I watched this a lot of times
it's probably a miracle that he survived ?
really interesting story..
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
He left me with lots of oral history.
He went in the Merchant Service in 1941.
Out of his school of 300 only 15 survived the war.
He served from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
U-boats to Kamikazes
He did take part in DDay. He was on a tanker hauling aviation gas. Normally they off loaded in Scotland. Instead they made a run for the first time since 1940 down the North Sea hugging the coast of England. Two Stukas from Norway were dispatched to sink them. The Stukas were so far out they could not return to Norway. They never made it home. My father shot down one with the 20mm he manned. He could remember every hit as that plane crossed about fifty meters in front of his gun when he fired. They made it to the Thames were out going invasion stuff was stopped for them to go up river, dock, and off load directly to the make shift airfield. Pumped from the ship to the planes. This was less than 24 hours after DDay had started.
Later in the Pacific he sat in the invasion fleet that waited to invade Japan.
His orders were simple. Ground the ship. Cut open the hull to off load small arms ammo and at that point they now belonged to the US Marines as replacements.
When he passed several years ago I gathered up all his old Merchant Marine sailor medals and such and delivered them to the US Maritime Service Academy in his memory.
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
It is good that he told you.
For me, no one knows the history of my family. And I'd like to know
I only know that the Germans killed my great-grandfather at his home in Warsaw, This is interesting, because my great-grandmother then fled to Poznan, where I now live..
Sorry, but I don't fully understand the part your dad in DDay.
Did he leave for you any souvenirs ?
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
The history was no allied ship had traveled in the North Sea since 1940.
Their mission with the tankers were to get the aviation gas to the DDay airfields. Usually the fuel was pumped by pipeline from Scotland but the invasion could not wait for the fuel. It was pumped from the docked ship direct to this makeshift airfield. Plane after would land, rearm, repair, refuel and fly back to the invasion area. Without the tankers planes would have been grounded for lack of fuel. Air cover saved DDay in many places keeping the reserves from getting to the fighting.
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Ah, I understand, I didn't know about it..
So he played a big role.
He was an officer or enlisted personell ?
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Just a First Mate second to the Captain.
Simple men doing what they can.
Deliver the supplies as needed.
A small piece in a big war.
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
You mean First Lieutenant ?
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