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Klapatta
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I read an interesting article posted over at Fox news this Afternoon. The wreck of the WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet has been discovered in the South Pacific. The wreck was found at a depth of nearly 17,500 feet. Best known for her role in the famous Doolittle raid in April of 1942, she was sunk during the battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on Oct. 26, 1942. According to the report 111 sailors lost their lives in the battle. An International Harvester tractor is photographed on the wreck, Apparently it is a tug. Judging by the photo it may be strapped down as well. Thought I'd pass this along.
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My Dad was right in the thick of it on the other front at right about the same time.
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It's funny the way thing go sometimes. This Afternoon I was at the Doctor's waiting room when they chaired in this 96 year old man wearing a VFW hat. He had fallen and was anxious to get back home. Brother that guy was calm, collected, and sharp as a tack. Thank you for your service sir :D

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Cool
127, 1650, 1572, 1872, 2072 . A mower, blower and blade for each.

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Thanks for this post!
DUI Offenders murder the equivalent of two 747 crashes in the USA each week!

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I consider myself lucky to have come from a time when I worked alongside some of these men. A couple of them still remain fresh in my memory.
My Father drove that truck across Lybia and Egypt and then was transported over to Sicily and points North after. As a kid I remember that he was partial to Autocar's hence I had believed that the truck he drove must have been branded the same. I still remember his 48 at idle parked in the driveway shaking the ground. Wish that I had a photo of that truck today.
Anyway, I long thought that the Army truck was an Autocar U-7144-T
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Some months back I contacted an expert on the subject of military vehicles. He pointed out to me that the vehicle in question was in fact a Federal 94x43 tractor. It shared the same engine, drive train, and load specifications as the Autocar with external body differences. That particular rig was built to transport moveable telescopic antenna masts. We have photos of him up in the clouds setting them up. He could paint a 28 foot house with a 24 foot ladder standing on the top rung with a gallon of paint in one hand and the brush in the other. Now why not just go on the roof and hang over the edge :?:
Some things you just don't forget when your five. :lol:
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