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I like that. we eat at a restaurant that has a P-51 out front. for you georgians it's at the Peachtree-Dekalb airport.
 

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The Lion lying down with the Lamb...I think not. These two were formidable fighters. Each accounts for an awesome and sombering toll of distruction and death. Flying is first and foremost Air Superiority for defense and secondly for transportation and resupply. The cross-over between prop planes to jets was fortutious in that we don't speak German due to the largess of the Leadership at that time.
 

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The Lion lying down with the Lamb...I think not. These two were formidable fighters. Each accounts for an awesome and sombering toll of distruction and death. Flying is first and foremost Air Superiority for defense and secondly for transportation and resupply. The cross-over between prop planes to jets was fortutious in that we don't speak German due to the largess of the Leadership at that time.

The Germans were doing pretty well with the V2 rocket as well. And from what they found on the U234 on her way to Japan when she surrendered. They were very close to producing the A Bomb also.
 

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The V-2 rocket was never an effective weapon because it cost far too much for the damage that it inflicted. And the Germans were several years from an atomic bomb because they went down the wrong path in their research effort.
 

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The V-2 rocket was never an effective weapon because it cost far too much for the damage that it inflicted. And the Germans were several years from an atomic bomb because they went down the wrong path in their research effort.

The V2 was an effective enough weapon that the Americans and Britts scrambled to get to Peenemunde before the Red Army could get there. There is an exhibit about this at the Robert Goddard museum in Roswell NM.
And the Air and Space museum in Alamogordo. When the Americans were interrogating the German rocket scientist that were captured. They asked them how they had become so advanced in such a short time?
They answered them with this, " why do you ask us about this? It's your country who has Robert Goddard!"
Not knowing Goddard had died years earlier, our side didn't even know this and rushed to Roswell only to find out he was dead and died pennyless. The Germans like Von Braun had studied under Goddard in the early thirties. And the Germans may have been aways away from producing an actual bomb, but the U234 was carrying enriched uranium and the plans to Japan. Oppenheimer said it was a significant find, we had no idea they were even this close. And the V2 actually was a prototype useing high explosives on England.
It was intended to be a launch vehicle for something much larger, like a nuke, making it well worth the effort.
Goebbels shut down the V2 project because of the price and the expense was needed elsewhere.
It's all in these museums guys, the whole story and Alamagordo has an actual V2 rocket sitting at its entrance.
 

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And where were the German rocket scientist and the crew of the U234 relocated after Germany's surrender?
Alamogordo NM, and White Sands. Roswell had a huge internment camp holding many of the captured Africa
Corps, and U Boat crewmen. There is an aqueduct that runs through Roswell for storm drainage, and a park dedicated to these German prisoners with a plaque there telling about them.
They volunteered their engineering expertise to the city of Roswell in building this aqueduct themselves.
Out of materials they found out in the surrounding desert. It's really something see if you ever get through there.
 
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