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  2. Donster

    Tuesday

    Morning Gits. 22F under overcast skies with 12F wind chill. Cloudy. Patchy morning drizzle. Winds out of the NW at 5-10 MPH. High of 28F.
  3. Pennsylvania Railroad Ad - January 1943 1941: French General Charles DeGaulle's Free French forces sack south Libya oasis. **Jane Russell 1942: Timoshenko's offensive in the Ukraine slows down after a 60-mile thrust. 1942: German forces recapture Benghazi. Jane Russell 1943: The whole of the German workforce is mobilised for 'total war'. All men aged 16-65 and women aged 17- 50 to be registered. Jane Russell 1944: To make clear their displeasure about ongoing assistance to the Nazi war effort by Francisco Franco's Spain, the United States and Britain announce a total oil embargo of the country. With Spanish life grinding to a virtual standstill, Franco agrees finally to cease supplying the Germans with critical war materials and to withdraw the last Spanish troops fighting with the Germans in Russia. By May, the embargo is lifted. 1944: The Red Army succeeds in encircling several German divisions in the area of Cherkassy. Jane Russell 1945: The Ardennes salient is finally eradicated. 1945: The first convoy for three years reaches China through Burma. 1945: Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell. Jane Russell *1932: The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law. Jane Russell **Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was an US Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in Canada, but moved to California when he found employment there. The family was well-to-do and although Jane was the only girl among four brothers, her mother saw to it that she took piano lessons. In addition to music, Jane was interested in drama much as her mother had been and participated in high school stage productions. Upon graduation, Jane took a job as a receptionist for a doctor who specialized in foot disorders. Although she had originally planned on being a designer, her father died and she had to go to work to help the family. Jane modeled on the side and was very much sought-after especially because of her figure. She managed to save enough money to go to drama school, with the urging of her mother. She was ultimately signed by Howard Hughes for his production of "The Outlaw" (1943) in 1941, the film that was to make Jane famous. The film wasn't a classic by any means, but was geared to show off Jane's ample physical assets. Although the film was made in 1941, it wasn't released until two years later and then only on a limited basis due to the way the film portrayed Jane's assets. It was hard for the flick to pass the censorship board. Finally, the film gained general release in 1946. The film was a smash at the box-office. Jane didn't make another film until 1946 when she played Joan Kenwood in "Young Widow" (1946). She had signed a seven year contract with Hughes and it seemed the only films he would put her in were those that displayed Jane in a very flattering light due to her body. Films such as 1951's "His Kind of Woman" (1951) and "The Las Vegas Story" (1952) did nothing to showcase her true acting abilities. Probably the pinnacle of her career was in 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) as Dorothy Shaw, with Marilyn Monroe. This film showed Jane's comedic side very well. Jane did continue to make films throughout the 1950s, but the films were at times not up to par, particularly with Jane's talents being wasted in forgettable movies in order to show off her sexy side. Films such as "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" (1955) and "The Revolt of Mamie Stover" (1956) did do Jane justice and were able to show exactly the fine actress she was. Jane Russell After "The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown" (1957) (a flop) in 1957, Jane took a hiatus from films, to dabble a bit in television, returning in 1964 to film "Fate Is the Hunter" (1964). Unfortunately, the roles were not there anymore as Jane appeared in only four pictures during the entire decade of the sixties. Her last film of the decade was 1967's "The Born Losers" (1967). After three more years away from the big screen, she returned to make one last film called "Darker Than Amber" (1970) in 1970. Her last play before the public was in the 1970s when Jane was a spokesperson for Playtex bras. Had Jane not been wasted during the Hughes years, she could have been a bigger actress than what she was allowed to show. Russell resided in the Santa Maria Valley along the Central Coast of California. She died at her home in Santa Maria of a respiratory-related illness on February 28, 2011. She is survived by three children: Thomas Waterfield, Tracy Foundas and Robert Waterfield. Her funeral was held on March 12, 2011 at Pacific Christian Church, Santa Maria. TRIVIA: Measurements: 38D-25-36 (definitive for majority of her career), 36D-26-36 (during The Outlaw (1943)), 38D-25-39 (on set of The Paleface (1948) in 1948), 38 1/2D-25 1/2-38 1/2 (for "Photoplay" pin-up in 1953), 39D-26 1/2-37 1/2 (at her bustiest in mid-1950s), 37-27-37 (self-described in 1990), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Spouse: John Calvin Peoples (31 January 1974 - April 1999) (his death) Roger Barrett (25 August 1968 - 18 November 1968) (his death) Bob Waterfield (24 April 1943 - 2 February 1967) (divorced) 3 children The troops in Korea named two embattled hills in her honor. Her breasts are the namesake for 'The Jane Russell Peaks' in Alaska. A born-again Christian decades before the term was coined, she held weekly Bible study at her home which was attended by some of the industry's biggest names. Unable to bear children, Russell championed the passage of the Federal Orphan Adoption Amendment of 1953, which allowed children of American servicemen born overseas to be placed for adoption in the United States. Has a street named after her in Iowa City, Iowa. North American Aviation Ad - January 1944
  4. Stans

    Tuesday

    Morning y'all, mostly cloudy skies, 37F, and 74% humidity. Expecting at least partial clearing this morning and a mostly sunny afternoon. Today's high is expected to hit 52F.
  5. So I am using an old microsoft precision pro 2 which is compatible with old sims. I ran the config.exe in dosbox and also set the joystick to fcs....bound and axis34 as instructed. The joystick , throttle , and buttons work, but the twist rudder does not. Any ideas appreciated to rectify this.
  6. I too am having this issue while running windows 10. The game runs absolutely perfect but the right engine shows 100% no matter where throttle levers are set. but the left works fine.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Rommel driving trucks! must have lost too many tanks!
  9. cobraj

    Monday

    evening all.. long day but a good day for a change!
  10. give me heads up if you got to Race, would love to hang out! yeah Nick is a good race driver!
  11. mikew

    TFXplorer

    A year later, and we have Wine 5.0. Joystick still doesn't work though. Some slightly different values reported by the TFXplorer console compared to my post above. The hardware is the same as last time. found HID "(unknown)" slider is z found HID "SDL Madcatz Mad Catz V.1 Stick" axis 0130 (0000): 0-65535 axis 0131 (0001): 0-65535 axis 0132 (0002): 0-65535 axis 0135 (0003): 0-65535 axis 0139 (000B): 1-8 button 0901 (0004) button 0902 (0005) button 0903 (0006) button 0904 (0007) button 0905 (0008) button 0906 (0009) button 0907 (000A)
  12. Hi! Anyone knows if there is any custom main menu screens for 128e codegroup in 1024*768?
  13. RIP Kobe and your young daughter Gianna too.
  14. Welcome back Old Dusty! You are missed my friend!
  15. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 28F under overcast skies. Cloudy. Areas of drizzle or fog possible. Winds out of the N at 5-15 MPH. High of 30F.
  16. Stans

    Monday

    Morning y'all, clear skies, 29F, and 80% humidity. Expecting a partly cloudy day with a high of 56F.
  17. General Electric Ad - January 1943 1939: President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France. 1940: Hitler personally takes over planning for the invasion of Norway, 'Plan Weser'. *Connie Russell 1941: The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington. 1941: The 7th Armoured Division captures Mechili. Meanwhile the Australians have bumped into strong Italian defences at Derna and so Wavell decides to halt further offensive action until reinforcements and supply can be brought up. Connie Russell 1942: The Irish Premier, de Valera protests at the arrival of US troops in Ulster. President Roosevelt is said to be amazed by this. 1942: German troops launch a feint attack from Msus, towards Mechili. This successfully deceives the British in to believing that the Germans will attempt cut the coast road far to the east of Benghazi and so they begin to hurriedly evacuate the 4th Indian Division from Benghazi along the coast road. 1942: Japanese troops land at Pemangkat on the west coast of Dutch Borneo. 1942: First Japanese warship sunk by a U.S. submarine, when the USS Gudgeon sinks the IJN submarine I-173. Norwich Pharmacal Company Ad - January 1943 1943: 53 of 91 US bombers from the USAAF makes its first raid on Germany with a force of B-17's and B-24's hitting Emden and Wilhelmshaven in daylight. Connie Russell 1944: The thirteenth heavy raid on Berlin, inflicts an estimated 6,000 dead. 1944: The Germans counter-attack the French at Cassino. 1944: Leningraders are told that the blockade has been lifted after 900 days. The Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front launches an offensive against Luzk and Rovno. Hitler lectures all his eastern front army commanders on National Socialism as the Russians cut off 60,000 men in Korsun Pocket, 100 miles to the South East of Kiev. Army Group North's commander, Von Küchler orders the eighteenth army to pull back to the river Luga. Connie Russell 1945: Russians troops capture Memel on Baltic Coast after the German evacuation, which now leaves the whole of Lithuania in Russian hands. German forces begin evacuating the vital coal mining and industrial region of Upper Silesia. 1945: Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz. By this time, an estimated 2,000,000 persons, including 1,500,000 Jews, have been murdered there. 1945: Chinese forces under Gen. Sultan from Myitkyina and Chiang's Y-Force from Yunnan joined to reopen the renamed "Stilwell Road" to Chungking. Connie Russell *Connie Russell was an American movie actress. Born in New York City on May 9, 1923, she appeared in seven films from the 1930s through the 1950s. Shapely, sultry singer Connie Russell came from show biz parents and was already performing in her parent's song-and-dance vaudeville act by age two. The New York-born Connie, whose musical heritage included well-known vaudevillian and grandmother Marie Russell, traveled both in the U.S. and Europe during her early days. She turned solo at age 11 and, quite mature for her age, began booking her own shows at popular London night spots in her mid-teens. Making her musical film debut in "Melody and Romance" (1937) while in England, MGM signed her up and she appeared to good advantage in "Lady Be Good" (1941) in which she sang "Fascinating Rhythm" but, despite her pin-up good looks, did not go on to better things with the studio, appearing in nothing parts in "Joe Smith, American" (1942) and the Red Skelton/Eleanor Powell musical "Ship Ahoy" (1942). She also dubbed Claire Trevor's singing voice in the film "Crossroads" (1942). Connie Russell TV proved to be more viable medium for her when she auditioned for Dave Garroway and became a regular on his "Garroway at Large" (1949) show. She appeared on a number of variety TV shows for such luminaries as Morey Amsterdam, Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen, Milton Berle and Eddie Cantor, and appeared in New York clubs in the early 50s. Returning to Hollywood she earned a strong showing in the musical film "Cruisin' Down the River" (1953) alongside Dick Haymes and became a prominent Las Vegas headliner. On the musical stage one of her most popular roles was in 1951's "South Pacific" as Nellie Forbush co-starring Richard Eastham," but hopes for the subsequent film role went down the tubes when the role went to Mitzi Gaynor. A solid recording artist with a jazzy style, her more popular renditions include "That's What a Rainy Day is For" and "You've Changed." Her last films were in "This Is My Love" (1954), in which she appeared as herself and sang the title tune, and the femme lead in the film noir thriller "Nightmare" (1956) with Kevin McCarthy and Edward G. Robinson. Marrying agent Mike Zimring, she abandoned her four-decade career after giving birth to her third daughter. She died on December 18, 1990 at age 67 of a heart ailment. General Electric Ad - January 1944
  18. Greetings, Rommel! Nice to see you posting here as well.
  19. Arrrgghh.... It livez!!! Katzenjammer!! Gif me zhum uf zhat injekzion az vhell!! Herr Raptor--- Mizzed you! (But ich haf more bullitz left to try!)! Zhame here- IL2 iz not EAW...... unt after zhum MSFS unt X-Plane 11 now drivink truckz fur ein livink... Haf guut vhon! ER
  20. It's worse than the early reports indicated. 9 dead. https://apnews.com/98f3978b392cbd3d9143529267b1f1ee
  21. Last week
  22. Yep and he does very well too. Track champion last year. He worked with my wife before she retired last year so we have to go watch him race a few times a summer lol.
  23. NBA star Kobe Bryant was killed today, along with three others and the pilot, in a helicopter crash. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-26/aircraft-slams-into-hillside-explodes-in-flames-near-calabasas
  24. Nick Hinkley is my son in law. he races in wiscasett speedway.
  25. The name sounds familiar but I was on 2nd shift for the last 14 years so there are quite a few people who I don't know. I know a Nick Hinkley but I don't know if he is related.
  26. BIW for 32 years, you might know my son-in-laws Dad Harold Hinkley. both my daughter's work there and their husbands
  27. Hey Cobra. I live Phippsburg just south of Bath so not to far from them and just retired from BIW after 32 years. I remember you saying you have a place in Maine. Donster and Stans I just started with IL2 again. The Bodenplatte add on finally got it to where it felt right to me. I keep trying DCS every once in a while but it is just too blah so far. Other than that it has been mostly Red Orchestra 2 Vietnam for games though my son just recently got me into War of Rights which is a civil war fps. It's in beta right now but it doesn't suck and there will definitely never be any run and gun in it. I've been spending time been keeping up my very small collection of mostly WW2 rifles that I like to shoot but the cleanup after is a little tedious.
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