WISDOM - FROM THE MILITARY MANUAL
'If the enemy is in range, so are you.' - Infantry Journal
'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed..' - U.S. Air Force Manual
'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.' - General MacArthur
'You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.' - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.
'Tracers work both ways.' - U.S. Army Ordnance
'Five second fuses only last three seconds.' - Infantry Journal
'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.' - Unknown Marine Recruit
'If you see a bomb technician running, keep up with him.' - USAF Ammo Troop
'Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death , I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing.'
'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.'
Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have
Enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
'Even with ammunition, the USAF is just another expensive flying club..'
'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies;
If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies.'
'Never trade luck for skill.'
The three most common expressions (or famous last words), in aviation are:
'Why is it doing that?' 'Where are we?' And 'Oh S...!'
'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'
'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; We never left one up there!'
'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding Or doing anything about it.'
'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.' - Attributed to Max Stanley
(Northrop test pilot)
'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
Sign over squadron ops desk at
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.' ------------ --------- --------- --------- 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives; the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, 'What happened?' The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!' - Attributed to Ray Crandell
(Lockheed test pilot)
General Eisenhower Warned Us
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this effect:
'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'
This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the,
6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians And 1,900 Catholic priests
Who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beat, experimented on and humiliated' while the German people looked the other way! Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center,
because it offends some Muslim in the U.S.??????