Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: Sneak Attack: Small Arms At Pearl Harbor….

Posted: August 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ Hey, WHAT BECAME OF THAT "NO MORE PC" THING-AINO: AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY!!!!!! ~ AMERICA CAN NEVER BE GREAT BEFORE AND UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY UNDENIED AND... FLUSHED! (FUBO!)

EXCERPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………

….But for every such moment that belonged in the hall of shame, there were many that fit the hall of fame. Let us examine some that involved true small arms.

Service Pistols

In World War I, at least one and probably more episodes occurred in which pistol shots were fired in plane-to-plane dogfights that resulted in downing an opposing aircraft. This is not surprising, considering the fragile, fabric-skinned biplanes of the period. One of Gen. George Patton’s most famous exploits during World War II was standing in plain sight and firing his pistol to slide lock at a German plane that was coming directly toward him on a strafing run. Similar things had happened earlier at Pearl Harbor.

Electrician’s Mate Third Class Jack White, aboard the USS New Orleans at the height of the battle, made an observation that well defines the role of a .45 service pistol…

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