FinalsBecause of the snow storm, we lost about a week of school. Well, it so happens that this occurs right before finals. All the teachers are making us cram to make up lost time (which is impossible) and the district would not tell the teachers if finals would come up as planned or if they would extend this semester into 3rd quarter. Well, the district took a week (the Monday a couple days ago) to decide finals would go as planned, screwing over everyone. Oh well, now I must study and that is why I have been gone. I will return after I complete finals tomorrow and Friday. So I will return messages and so on the weekend.
Edit: Hey guys, I finished finals on Friday. Anyway, to celebrate, here is a nice picture of Hitler I found.
Snow StormIf any of you live in Western Washington, you know about the snow storm. If it were really windy, they would call this a blizzard. This still reminds me of the winters in Wisconsin when I lived there. Anyway, I am sure there will be a snow day tomorrow.
Update: We had got up to 5 inches of snow, which is a lot more than usual in Washington as we might receive a couple inches of snow every year if we're lucky. No school!
You are all probably wondering why I was gone for so long. Well, the last year was crazy with school, moving, trips, vacations, and many personal matters. Various times I could not get on the computer and surf like I used too. I kept up on Red vs. Blue episodes with a friend however.
With the vacation recently and stuff, I've been given a break and now I can return to normal.
Having signed in, it will take me a long time to catch up with messages and friend requests. I will do all of this over the past couple days including answering a couple WWII questions. If I have missed anything can you please leave a comment telling me about it.
Anyway, sorry to be gone. I have to go right now, so bye.
He was a great leader who wrote poetry and believed in reincarnation. He comes from a military family and is a military historian.
Patton lived to fight and just wanted to fight the Nazis.
He wasn't used as much as he should have been thanks to politics and using General Montgomery too much.
But Patton fought in North Africa and won, same in Sicily and beat Montgomery to a key port and went at least 3 times the distance Monty had to go.
Patton then commanded the Third Army and saved the 101st Airborn Divison, an immpossible, and was in the Battle of the Bulge.
Patton at the end of the war wanted to go and fight the Russians because their armies were there and ready and saw how it won't be friendly between the Soviet Union and US after the war. Then they took the Third Army away from him. He wanted a command in the Pacific but Truman and MacArthur wasn't going to do that.
Patton only "slapped" a soldier, and the soldier was not even injured! Patton then was harsly criticize by the media, calling him a hero before, now a Nazi. Then Patton lost a chance to command in Itlay. Which in one way is a good thing because that was a long and bloody campaign and Patton could and had been better used elsewhere.
After the war, Patton unfortunately died in a car crash. Some say it was the government to stop Patton from running as president we he got back. That is total bullshit because Patton lived for war as a soldier and didn't like politics. He wants to fight, not be a president.
the USAAF or United States Army Air Force (this was before the Air Force was made a separate branch) purchased some of these dive bombers.
These planes were now designated as the A-34. The squadrons that had these had high deaths and these planes were then never used by the USAAF again. Some say it was because that USAAF pilots had lowered sprits than the Marines' and Navy's pilots.
The official nickname of this plane (all planes have a nickname, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Strike Eagle, etc) was the Banshee, but pilots still called it a dauntless.
Well, I don't know about you guys, but the Dauntless doesn't look anything like the Banshee.