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Midway itself, is almost a hobby for me.

July 08, 2018 11:03AM
It all started in 1976 (WHEN I BECAME A RAMS FAN TOO!!) when my Dad took me and my Brother to see "Midway". I was hooked. Over the years, I have been very fascinated with the WWII carrier war. Have read "Miracle At Midway" a couple of times (One got me an "A" on a 12th grade book report) I also read "Shattered Sword", the Japanese point of view. And my favorite.."Sole Survivor", about Ens George Gay of Torpedo Squadron #8, off the USS Hornet. I have been a model builder for most of my life and have a large Midway collection, including the Japanese carrier, Akagi. The old Monogram kit of the TBD Devastator is my favorite.My biggest thrill was meeting Bill Roy. He was the USS Yorktown's photographer. He showed me and my boys many original copies of the battle, including the Yorktown sinking.

This Fall, I plan to fulfill my #1 thing on my bucket list.....A flight on a SBD Dauntless. There's one in Peachtree City Georgia, just SW of Atlanta.
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  Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

Ramgator211July 08, 2018 06:14AM

  If I had my choice, Spielberg, Eastwood and Tom Hanks would be involved.

Ramgator81July 08, 2018 06:17AM

  Hate to offend Tarantino fans....

JamesJM89July 08, 2018 07:31AM

  I too liked Pulp Fiction

Atlantic Ram76July 08, 2018 08:20AM

  Jackie Brown and Inglorious @#$%& my two favorites

ferragamo7993July 08, 2018 11:41AM

  Inglorious B's was so close to being great

Atlantic Ram83July 08, 2018 03:33PM

  Inglorious B's was great early and then rolled downhill IMO.

DaJudge82July 12, 2018 03:08PM

  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

zn78July 08, 2018 08:04AM

  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

zn71July 08, 2018 08:10AM

  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

zn67July 08, 2018 08:12AM

  Just curious, about WWII and your interest...

JamesJM66July 08, 2018 08:16AM

  Re: Just curious, about WWII and your interest...

zn74July 08, 2018 08:40AM

  Midway itself, is almost a hobby for me.

Ramgator83July 08, 2018 11:03AM

  Re: Midway itself, is almost a hobby for me.

zn69July 08, 2018 11:39AM

  It's gonna have a ton of CGI in it

IowaRam79July 08, 2018 01:49PM

  Roland Emmeric is basically a Michael Bay wanna be

IowaRam94July 08, 2018 02:09PM

  Just seeing the name.....Michael Bay in the same post with "Midway"..

Ramgator90July 08, 2018 02:17PM

  I don't mind..IF done right! Good example....

Ramgator86July 08, 2018 02:16PM

  Woody Harrelson sure looks the part

IowaRam93July 08, 2018 03:02PM

  Gonna be tough to top Henry Fonda. VERY tough!

Ramgator80July 08, 2018 04:41PM

  Little known War movie that I love...

JamesJM77July 10, 2018 02:31AM

  Re: Little known War movie that I love...

zn91July 10, 2018 03:45AM

  A good question, I think, regarding great films, directors...

JamesJM56July 10, 2018 06:22AM

  Re: A good question, I think, regarding great films, directors...

zn51July 10, 2018 07:22AM

  Perfectly apt anecdote....

JamesJM56July 10, 2018 07:38AM

  Re: Perfectly apt anecdote....

zn93July 10, 2018 09:22PM

  I took Latin..

sstrams57July 11, 2018 03:38AM

  VERY good movie! Not shown on TV much at all

Ramgator51July 11, 2018 03:44AM

  Toshiro Mifune....

Ramgator49July 11, 2018 03:47AM

  Lee Marvin....

LMU9356July 12, 2018 08:53AM

  I'd like to see the Japanese actor, Ken Watanabe in the new "Midway"

Ramgator57July 11, 2018 03:49AM

  Give me the guy from The Hangover..

sstrams59July 11, 2018 09:26AM

  is that this guy?...

LMU9356July 12, 2018 08:57AM

  a great scene

zn80July 16, 2018 07:09AM

  D Day scene Saving Private Ryan

ferragamo7998July 16, 2018 07:28AM

  this is fun

zn66July 17, 2018 06:56PM

  Great War Scenes, in movies...

JamesJM57July 17, 2018 07:18PM

  Re: Great War Scenes, in movies...

zn76July 17, 2018 10:57PM

  here ya go buddy- Braveheart & Glory

ferragamo7961July 18, 2018 10:04AM

  Stirling is one..

sstrams60July 18, 2018 10:21AM

  Re: Stirling is one..

zn53July 19, 2018 03:29PM

  I didnt watch Braveheart for historicl accuracy

ferragamo7954July 19, 2018 04:07PM

  Loosely based

IowaRam48July 19, 2018 04:14PM

  Re: I didnt watch Braveheart for historicl accuracy

zn47July 19, 2018 05:03PM

  no I get it

ferragamo7946July 20, 2018 06:57AM

  In Public Affairs..

sstrams56July 20, 2018 04:57AM

  Re: In Public Affairs..

zn54July 20, 2018 06:21AM

  I thought The Patriot was ok..

sstrams54July 20, 2018 08:14AM

  I'm the you know what in the punch bowl....

JamesJM51July 20, 2018 08:50AM

  Re: I'm the you know what in the punch bowl....

zn49July 20, 2018 07:48PM

  Re: a great scene

IowaRam57July 18, 2018 01:44PM

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IowaRam48July 22, 2018 02:26PM

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IowaRam48July 22, 2018 03:02PM

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zn48July 22, 2018 03:59PM

  Re: a great scene

LMU9357July 26, 2018 12:40PM

  Re: a great scene

zn51July 27, 2018 05:56AM

  a book

zn65July 22, 2018 08:14PM

  Remember that scene in Field Of Dreams...

JamesJM61July 23, 2018 08:57PM

  Re: Remember that scene in Field Of Dreams...

zn53July 24, 2018 05:19AM

  Books are knick-knacks....

JamesJM53July 25, 2018 05:46AM

  Re: Books are knick-knacks....

waterfield51July 25, 2018 07:09AM

  YEs....

JamesJM50July 25, 2018 11:25AM

  well as it happens

zn46July 25, 2018 02:48PM

  Each to their own....

JamesJM52July 25, 2018 03:03PM

  Re: Each to their own....

waterfield47July 27, 2018 06:14AM

  "Midway" starts filming in September, according to IMDB. nm

Ramgator45July 26, 2018 07:41AM

  WWII stuff... which proves I'm an idiot...

JamesJM56July 26, 2018 11:56AM

  Re: WWII stuff... which proves I'm an idiot, as well... Attachments

sstrams62July 26, 2018 01:55PM

  The entire Pacific..

JamesJM58July 26, 2018 02:09PM

  Yeah, our aviation fleet is..

sstrams51July 27, 2018 06:45AM

  The F-18 always makes me feel old

IowaRam42July 27, 2018 02:33PM

  my brother had a model of f14 in his room

ferragamo7943July 28, 2018 10:27AM

  isn't there like downed aircraft in the shallow water around there

IowaRam57July 26, 2018 02:17PM

  Downed aircraft

waterfield47July 27, 2018 06:28AM

  WOW!!

Ramgator47July 27, 2018 08:39AM

  Re: WOW!!

waterfield50July 27, 2018 08:59AM

  Rough seas..

sstrams46July 27, 2018 12:37PM

  I don't know about Bora Bora, Iowa..

sstrams45July 27, 2018 06:41AM

  Re: I don't know about Bora Bora, Iowa..

zn54July 27, 2018 08:23AM

  That is freakin' amazing...

sstrams48July 27, 2018 10:16AM

  Hunter Killer trailer

IowaRam56July 27, 2018 02:44PM

  Re: Hunter Killer trailer

zn51July 28, 2018 12:50PM

  Hurricane Trailer

IowaRam49July 28, 2018 06:41PM

  Re: Hurricane Trailer

zn44July 29, 2018 06:16AM

  303. BITWA O ANGLIĘ trailer

IowaRam45July 29, 2018 08:05AM

  Emperor, with Tommy Lee Jones

zn69August 27, 2018 09:41PM