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World War II: Mexican Air Force Helped Liberate the Philippines

Original post made by dublinmike, Dublin, on May 12, 2013

We are taught certain things about American history, and most of it is how we won WWII. But, the reality is that it took more than just us to pull it off.

Some of you are aware of how Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and other SA countries helped escaping Nazis make it to South America after the fall of Nazi Germany. But, nearly all of Americans are not aware of how many other South Americans helped the Allied cause.

If you are so inclined to read about others that helped keep us free of Nazi tyranny then please read:

Web Link

BTW, it appears that American was the only country of significance that actually came out of WWII financially ahead. Think about it.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

Argentina has waaaaaaaaay DIRTY HANDS.

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Posted by Ben Johansen
a resident of Birdland
on May 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

You make it sound like this is breaking news. Our involvement and history in WWII is about the USA, not other nations. That is 'their' involvement, their history. Of course our history will be mostly be written about us, with side notes or side stories of 'help' from other Allied countries. The more help and involvement, the more side notes or bigger side stories. Any involvement from an Allied country was and is thanked a great deal. You try to portray in your post that their air force was a significant force and yet the article states 300 enlisted men and officers combined. Compared to how many Americans? Compared to to how much resources we used and provided? Compared to how many lives Americans lost? Compared to how much we spent and helped the rebuilding effort in foreign countries after the war was over?
And then of course, you end it with an America "bashing" comment of how we came out financially ahead. Yet you don't state how financially draining it was on our country and its people during the war.
I really wonder what the ulterior motive is for this post? Could it be a certain political wrangling happening in our country now?

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Posted by Flying Freddie
a resident of Foothill Farms
on May 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

Yes, and what about the blood, sweat and tears donated by United Fruit and other American companies in Mexico and throughout Latin America who were able to feed patriotic Americans? Without United Fruit, where would these Latin American countries be today?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

yup...and what about chicken talollies wrapped in corn husks, root beer with salsa, salsa picante in jars? duh...

i'm so happy that I'm staying on top of this domestic squabble...

tee hee hee...

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

and what about albondiga soup...i'm beside myself thinking about all the yummy foods...

2 hat tips...

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on May 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm

dublinmike is a registered user.

Hi all,

I have just returned from a holiday and have not had the opportunity to respond.

"Ben Johansen, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood," provides a common response and knee jerk response. Sad.

I will provide a response shortly.