Last Comanche Codetalker

Discussion in 'US Units' started by jacobtowne, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

  2. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks for the link which has taught me something I did not know - that the Navajos were not the only Native American code-talkers.

    Cheers, Gerry
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Great story.
    Thanks.
    (What was a "Turtle"? A good quiz question.)
     
  4. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    Thanks for posting JT, it a very interesting read!!
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Very interesting.

    Thanks for posting that.
     
  6. Gibbo

    Gibbo Senior Member

    I'm another who didn't know that there were code talkers from the Comanche as well as the Navajo & I was also unaware that code talkers were used in Normandy as well as in the Pacific.
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    By the time the code talkers got to England, the Allies had amassed the largest invasion force in history.

    Chibitty's unit landed on June 6, 1944, with Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. on Utah beach, but in the wrong place. One of the code talkers sent the first message of D-Day: "Right beach, wrong place."

    "We lost a lot of men there," Chibitty said. "You could see guys going down everywhere when they were coming in on the boats."

    Chibitty's force later fought through the Siegfried line and then in the battle of the Hurtgen Forest. The unit then liberated a concentration camp.
     
  8. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    I never knew that they were in Normandy
     
  9. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    Speaking of stovepipes, the first German anti-tank rocket launcher was a weapon based on a captured American Bazooka. While officially designated the 8.8cm Raketen Panzerb├╝chse, it was also called a Stovepipe - Ofenrohr (as well as Panzerschreck).

    I had no idea that Indians (Choctaws) served as code talkers during WWI.

    And I wonder whether the Navaho and Comanches worked in separate theaters in WWII because their languages were mutually unintelligible, or for some other reason.

    JT
     

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