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June 6, 2017

It is time to play name that boat!

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 1:09 pm

Image result for higgins boat

Contest rules:

Like “always” if you think this contest is too easy; you can become a winner by giving a helpful hint.  The more obscure the hint, the more points you get.

I will start:

Hint: This boat had a forward draft of 2 feet, 2 inches.

 

12 Comments »

  1. If you can get seance going,contact Earl Krugel. He and Irv Rubin are 2 thoughtless Hebs,without the first bit of feeling for human life.
    They both got federal lockdown time,for plotting to blow up a mosque. I don’t agree with the Muslim religion,but doing something that is full malice like that,don’t sit well with me. I don’t care if I agree with someone or not. When it comes to the possibility of a child’s death through evil,it ain’t right.
    That’s okay. Earl got his just rewards . God wasn’t too quick to protect him. Earl boy got sentenced to 5 years lockdown at Phoenix FCI. On his third day there,an AB killed him. Hell,I’ll send that AB a thank you card.
    Jews only appear to be hard workers,because they leech off everyone else’s sweat.

    Comment by Tim — June 12, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

  2. Comment by furtherglory — June 6, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    • About one minute into the video above is a footage of the mystery boat landing in troops in March 1965.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 6, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

      • 1965? You said March 1965. WW2 was over. We were getting ready to invade another country we should’ve stayed out of in ’65

        Comment by Tim — June 6, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

        • You are correct Tim!

          March 8th 1965 the first American combat troops landed in Da Nang. I wrote more about it in the follow up article I posted today naming you and hermie as the winners of the contest.

          Some of the troops landing in Da Nang came ashore in LCVPs

          Nice Job!

          Comment by furtherglory — June 8, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

          • First time I’ve been accused of that ( you’re correct!) in a long time. That was a total fluke on my part. You were talking about WW2 and then you mentioned “1965”. I thought maybe you made a mistake instead of putting 1945,you accidentally put down 1965. I never give much thought to the Bullet Catchers that landed in Southeast Asia of ’65. First thing in my mind is Joe Galloway and Lt. Col. Hal Moore when they ended up Ia Drang Valley. Since I mention Galloway,you ever meet him? I ask because you’re both journalist. I read something one time that said,he’s got a lot more combat time,than a lot of our soldiers today do. He was just a journalist. I understand you journalists have to go where the story is,but couldn’t you wait till the shooting starts to ease up a bit?

            Comment by Tim — June 8, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

  3. Most people would call it a landing craft.

    Comment by eah — June 6, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

  4. You mean like Higgins Boat,or was there a specific name for that unit in the picture? Higgins is history now. They tried to make a chopper one time. They only made a prototype . If I want a helicopter,I’ll go to Bell. If I want a boat I’ll go to Higgins ( or I would’ve went to Higgins. They went under).

    Comment by Tim — June 6, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

    • Yes, this boat was designed by Andrew Higgins. Eisenhower called Higgins the man who won the war for us.

      The official name of this type of craft is a little bit more complicated. It is a bit of alphabet soup, but you are on the right track.

      As a side note, I think I remember that when the Marines first landed in Da Nang they went ashore in Higgins boats.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 6, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

    • You’ve demolished my hint, Tim. 😉

      Comment by hermie — June 6, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

      • Sorry I ruined the game. As usual my dumbass jumps ahead without all the facts.
        I got an idea for a game for you. You’ll have to tweek it a bit. You can call it,”what were the names of the medals the Army/Air Corps got,for murdering the innocent civilians of Dresden”.
        Hey I’m all for honoring our boys who fell,but let’s remember the other people who lost their lives,that were of no threat to us at all.

        Comment by Tim — June 6, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

      • Hey that’s Higgins from Magnum. How come we never saw his bird. I guess Apollo and Zues ate the bird. Either that or Higgins left the bird in the wine cellar,so it could snitch out Magnum everytime he would raid the wine cellar

        Comment by Tim — June 6, 2017 @ 5:17 pm


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