WW1 paratrooper

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This is a true story, told to me by a guy that was present when it occurred. Back in the 50's at Sun, DX refinery in Tulsa, 15 or 20 of the top supervisors would have a meal catered into the refinery at noon each day. they justified this expence as a business meeting, but was just a bull session, and a good meal. All but one of these guys were WW2 veterans, and he was in WW1 veteran. The discussion usually got around to war stories, and the old man just lessened patently, and after months of this he said, You guys in WW2 are a bunch of sissies! We had it tough back in the great war. Of course someone ask , what did you do in the great war? He said I was a paratrooper! The room was silent, and then someone said, they didn't invent the parachute untill 1923! The old man replied, see what I mean?
 

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An Army Air Corp veteran is giving a talk to a class of school children, and was trying to explain what a typical mission would be like.

"So there I was, escorting the bombers to their target, when out of the blue we were attacked by a bunch of Fokkers. There were about 20 of these Fokkers. One took out my buddy, but I managed to shoot the Fokker down. Then one was on my tail and I couldn't shake the Fokker, but my pal took care of him. Then I took out two more of the Fokkers..."

The teacher interrupts "Children I should explain, the Fokker was a type of figher airplane used by the German Air Force to stop the U.S. bombers and their escorts."

"Yes, but these Fokkers were Messerschmitts!"
 
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