What Division in WWII helped it's Country the Most?

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by trumpetplayer992, Feb 24, 2006.


What Division in WWII helped it's Country the Most?

  1. Airforce

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  2. Infantry

  3. Paratroopers

  4. Navy

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  5. Marines

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  1. trumpetplayer992

    trumpetplayer992 Senior Member

    What Division in WWII helped it's Country the Most?

    I think it had to be the airforce, or whatever they called them back then. The airforce and the planes bombed out cities, which destroyed a good part of the Germans, and didn't give the German "Home Field Advantage", because the terrain was changed from the bombings. Also, two bombs dropped from planes ended the war. If you want, you can make this a poll, and you can re-word the question and/or the answers. I'm just curious and wanted to know other people's thoughts.

    Airforce (?)
  2. trumpetplayer992

    trumpetplayer992 Senior Member

  3. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    I think you mean "branch" of the services played the greatest role, don't you?

    A division is a specific formation, like the 7th Armored, or the Engineering Division on a ship.
  4. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    Agree with the incorrect terminology, but once that's out of the way I can't answer anyway.

    An Airforce is no good on its own, as is a navy. If you haven't got troops on the ground you don't hold it. As for infantry, paratroops and marines, they are all just infantry if only specializations of infantry, and the infantry aren't going to get far without armour, artillery, engineers and all the support required behind the comat area.
  5. trumpetplayer992

    trumpetplayer992 Senior Member

    sorry. yeah, like 101st Airborne Divison?
  6. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    sorry. yeah, like 101st Airborne Divison?

    Well in that case there are hundreds of Divisions... and that's just the yanks. Why vote Paratroopers if you want to vote for the 101st when that would mean you were also voting for the 82nd??

    If you don't ask the right question, you're not going to get the right answer are you?
  7. Run N Gun

    Run N Gun Discharged

    Trumpetplayer your an idiot. All the "branches" of the millitary were all equal. The paratroopers did a fine job but so did everyone else. You can't say one branch did better than the other. They all did their jobs well and they all won the war together.
  8. ErikH

    ErikH Senior Member

    Idiot is a bit harsh... but anyways, aren't paratroopers considered part of the infantry?
  9. trumpetplayer992

    trumpetplayer992 Senior Member

    Airborne Infanrty.


    Stop flaming me Run N Gun. At least I use the correct form of "you're"
  10. Run N Gun

    Run N Gun Discharged

    oh go grow a pair. And erik sorry if i was a bit harsh. You don't know him in real life though.
  11. trumpetplayer992

    trumpetplayer992 Senior Member

  12. Run N Gun

    Run N Gun Discharged

    lol jk john u will always be my best friend hug hug kiss kiss.
  13. Run N Gun

    Run N Gun Discharged

    the hug and kiss part is a joke just so u know
  14. trumpetplayer992

    trumpetplayer992 Senior Member

    Well, Run N Gun, if you had to choose the most neccesary branch, which would it be?
  15. Run N Gun

    Run N Gun Discharged

    infantry...not airborne
  16. spidge


    The Navy, Airforce, might soften them up but it is the foot slogging infantry who have to finish the job. (on either side) My "infantry" also includes the Marines!
  17. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Break out the little kids table for Thanksgiving.
  18. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    Is this poll going to get binned then? I mean we've sorted out that the airforce and the navy can't do it on their own, and three of the other options are, for all intense and purposes the same thing, and don't take into acount that the PBI can't do much without the support of all the other arms and services. That makes the poll a bit of a none starter.

    So I still haven't voted and don't think I will.
  19. Run N Gun

    Run N Gun Discharged

    Your exactly right plant-pilot. I think if we reword it, it will make more sense.
  20. ourbill

    ourbill Senior Member

    The question is a bit on the daft side!

    The division is the basic building block of Armies.

    Airforces, Navies, etc didn't have Divisions!

    And not to include the Amoured Divisions-----well ?

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