daveshoup2MD wrote: ↑
17 May 2021 04:56
That's all interesting detail, counselor, but if you'll read the statement, you'll note that it does not "say" the ~14,000 (caveated) were all on the beach. The rest of your information is just that, and does nothing to address why the British insisted on using infantry battalions for beach duties, when the Americans and even the Australians did not.
No, sorry, you did not say anything about "beaches" and neither did I. What you did say was "Six [ESB] - each of about 14,000 officers and men, so the equivalent of an infantry division - were formed during WW II". That is quite simply incorrect. The T/O&E of the ESB "formed during World War II" were nothing like that strong, even counting attachments.
But you be you.
And you be you. Wow man, that's really heavy.
And, along those lines:
Nor was it the 27th NCT, it was the 25th,28th Navy Construction Battalion (NCB) (provided construction elements to Drew units), 81st NCB (operate RHF, RHT and RWT, constructed and operated naval base camps at UTAH), 108th NCB (assembled and operated MULBERRY “A” at OMAHA), 111th NCB (operated RHF, RHT and RWT, constructed and operated naval base camps at OMAHA), 146th NCB (constructed, operated and maintained petroleum, oil and lubricants installations at UTAH and OMAHA)and 1006th NCB (Det) (constructed and operated causeways at OMAHA and UTAH). Note also it was not "five full Seabee battalions", the 1006th was present as a detachment, while the rest of the battalion remained in Blighty."
By the way, sorry, but what's an "NCT," professor? Do you perhaps mean an NCR?
Why, yes, I did, but that pesky R key is right next to the T key...and if that's the only "argument" you got then you are being you, so back to ignore for you dude.
And as far as the NCBs go, let's see - 28th, 81st, 108th, 111th, 146th ... him. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... or: I, II, III, IV, V ... or, uno, dos, treis, quatro, cinco, woolly bully...
Looks like five.
Damn, what a score. Buh-bye dude.
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