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KS Toronado

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Thu Jun 6, 2024, 02:51 AM Jun 6

Thursday TOONs

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Date: 1942-08-11

Date: 1942-05-13

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5. Great D-Day collection!
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 08:41 AM
Jun 6

I actually got a little choked up. 80 years! I am going to keep the heros of WWII in mind when I cast my vote this fall. We must NOT let them down. After they gave so much to preserve democracy, it would be a travesty to let a certain Orange Hellbeast destroy it!

question everything

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7. Thanks. And yet, I am looking at the images of Whiny from 2019 and am thinking how we did not
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 10:36 AM
Jun 6

realize the nightmare that was yet to come.

Wonder Why

(3,765 posts)
9. We must never forget those other bloody D-Days in the Pacific like Iwo Jima and Okinawa:
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 01:05 PM
Jun 6

From Wikipedia:

Though ultimately victorious, the American victory at Iwo Jima had been extremely costly. According to the Navy Department Library, "the 36-day assault resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties, including 6,800 dead." By comparison, the much larger scale 82-day Battle of Okinawa lasting from early April until mid-June 1945 (involving five U.S. Army and two Marine Corps divisions) resulted in over 62,000 U.S. casualties, of whom over 12,000 were killed or missing. Iwo Jima was also the only U.S. Marine battle where the American casualties exceeded the Japanese

The USS Bismarck Sea was lost, the last U.S. aircraft carrier sunk in World War II. 20 Grumman FM-2 Wildcat fighters and 11 Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers went down with Bismarck Sea. Also, the USS Saratoga was so severely damaged that she no longer took part in either combat or transportation duties for the rest of the war. She became a training ship. 31 Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters and 9 Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers were destroyed by the kamikaze attack on Saratoga. Because all civilians had been evacuated, there were no civilian casualties at Iwo Jima, unlike at Saipan and Okinawa.

And the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which had more Americans killed on the first day than Normandy did: 2800 vs 2500

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