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Old 07-02-2022, 05:28 AM
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Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer should be required reading in every high school in America.
Thanks for posting this. I borrowed the book from an on-line digital library and couldn't put it down.
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Old 07-04-2022, 07:45 AM
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Old 07-04-2022, 08:45 AM
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Can anyone identify what are the fixtures that are found along the inside of the sheet metal around the Bofors? Is is some sort of cartridge? Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:05 AM
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Can anyone identify what are the fixtures that are found along the inside of the sheet metal around the Bofors? Is is some sort of cartridge? Sincerely. bruce.[/QUOTE]

That's the clipped 40mm ammunition for the guns. Easier than having to get it out of ready service ammunition lockers.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:42 AM
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Can anyone identify what are the fixtures that are found along the inside of the sheet metal around the Bofors? Is is some sort of cartridge? Sincerely. bruce.[/QUOTE]
Here are the same 40mm rounds on--in an AC-130:
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Old 07-04-2022, 12:44 PM
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I have access to a Bofors mount at the local museum. Anything I can take a picture of? Or is this specific to the rounds themselves?
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Old 07-04-2022, 01:38 PM
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with due regard to the heroics of Taffy 3, the reality is the Japanese lost the battle.

like Mikawa at Savo Island, Kurita lacked the true Bushido spirit to press home the attack.

in both cases, destruction of the landing forces was in the grasp of the Japanese.

in a contest of intestinal fortitude the Japanese came in second.
Just a comment and I'm an Army guy , its been my observation that when the US Navy gets into a fight, there is all hell to pay. This battle by Taffy 3 illustrates that superbly. The enemy indeed lost this battle because the US Navy out fought them with such fierce tenacity that the enemy blinked and ran.

Lots of nations have naval vessels but few have a NAVY.
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Old 07-04-2022, 02:10 PM
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Just a comment and I'm an Army guy , its been my observation that when the US Navy gets into a fight, there is all hell to pay. This battle by Taffy 3 illustrates that superbly. The enemy indeed lost this battle because the US Navy out fought them with such fierce tenacity that the enemy blinked and ran.

Lots of nations have naval vessels but few have a NAVY.
Nicely stated. +100
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