Two women were prosecuted for receiving over one million dollars from people in these scams! Since starting the website inI have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not. If this article helps you or has kept you from becoming the victim of a scam or sending him even more moneyplease consider donating to help maintain this website so that others will be able to utilize this information as well. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you.
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My husband was special ops. When we would go out with a bunch of guys from his unit and people would ask what they did, they simply replied they were in the Army.
If there were soldiers being denied leave after being overseas for years at a time, it would be ALL over the news. Now, we certainly do have troops in other countries.
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He says he is not allowed to talk about what he does, however, he has cleared it with his CO that he can tell you enough to make you believe he is who he says. This is followed by outrageous lies. Then the supposed CO sends back a letter asking for money to connect a phone line or some other complete lie. Everyone Around Him is Dead 5. He says one of the following…. My favorite is when they combine all these things. I know some very unlucky people but this is just over the top.
And I mean if this was for real and that kind of luck follows him, why do you want to be with him? He Has No Mailing Address 6. It also has nothing to do with a Western Union office.
He Needs Money for Leave 7. This is absolutely false! The Army pays for all travel to and from a war zone. This includes emergency travel like the death of a loved one. He says he can come home but you have to request his leave through an email address. There would be no one deployed. The Army does not allow leave requests from Army family members. He wants you to pay for a phone line, cell phone or calling card so you can talk to each other.
Real soldiers can call home for FREE. My husband deployed multiple times and we never paid for a single phone call.
Not to mention, soldiers are making enough to buy a phone card if they really had to. This usually also includes stories about being a higher ranking officer. Real officers have even LESS time to be online talking to strangers over the internet.
He has a child that is dying or needs surgery or some other medical emergency and he needs the money to pay for it. All military dependents are covered by Tricare, which for the most part is amazing insurance.
I had a c-section and was in the hospital in a private room for three days. I cannot make any payment for any items, but I will credit your work. Burtonwood airfield was opened on 1 April as a servicing and storage centre for the modification of British aircraft.
It was operated by the RAF No. Altogether, there were three control towers on the base over the years. Burtonwood Road, which takes you over the modern junction 8 on the M62 motorway, is the modern name - it was originally called Cow Lane. There used to be a pub called the Limerick on that road, owned by the local Burtonwood Brewery, but it was eventually demolished to make way for an extension to the runways.
Despite reconnaissance flights over the base by the Germans, the site was only bombed on two occasions, with little damage. Most of the bomb damage was aimed at the larger cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
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Also, Burtonwood was laid out in such a way that if one section was bombed, work could continue in another area. Burtonwood was the largest airfield in Europe during the war with the most USAAF personnel and aircraft maintenance facilities.
The roar of the engines in the test beds could be heard for miles around, especially at night. By the end of the war 18, servicemen were stationed at Burtonwood. Some of the serviceman were based at Canada Hall, an accommodation block on the site of the current University of Chester campus at Fearnhead, and at Bruche Hall, both in east Warrington.
They were sent over there because their accommodation blocks at Burtonwood were not ready in time, and were transported to and from Burtonwood in trucks. Famous visitors to the site include Generals Eisenhower and Patton.
Of course it wasn't all work at the base. Many famous entertainers flew in to entertain the troops. Jimmy Cagney entertained, as did the British film star Jean Simmons, who visited on 15 December Nat 'King' Cole performed in about Spanish-born model and actress Jinx Falkenberg 21 January - 27 August also visited the base on 29 December Baseball was played often - did they give us the game of rounders or did they pinch it from us and call it baseball?
I believe it is the latter dating to - see herebut I do remember at junior school getting somebody out with a direct throw to one of the posts from about 20 feet away.
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The teacher was amazed too! The Germans surrendered on 8 May and the country celebrated. But the work of Burtonwood was not over. In May additional Bs were sent to Burtonwood to keep up the presence of a training program.
These deployments were only a cover-up, as the true aim of these Bs was to have a strategic air force permanently stationed in Europe.
The American presence continued with an echelon of United States Air Force personnel using the facility as a maintenance base for C Skymasters used during the Berlin Airlift. Burtonwood played an important part in the airlift and the base was handed back to the Americans in September The Berlin Blockade, also known as the "German hold-up" 24 June — 11 May was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War, which started between America and Russia in and lasted until During the multinational occupation of post-World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western force's railway and road access to the western sectors of Berlin, which they had been controlling.
Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet controlled regions to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving them nominal control over the entire city.
The airlift to supply the German 6th Army at Stalingrad required tons of food per day and rarely came even close to delivering this; the Berlin effort would require at least 4, tons a day, well over thirteen times as much.
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In spite of this, by the spring of the effort was clearly succeeding, and by April the airlift was delivering more cargo than had previously flowed into the city via rail. The success of the Airlift was humiliating to the Soviets, who had repeatedly claimed it could never possibly work. When it became clear that it did work, the blockade was lifted in May.
One lasting legacy of the Airlift are the three airports in the former western zones of the city, which served as the primary gateways to Berlin for another fifty years. Berliners watching a C land at Templehof Airport, A crew of 11 were on board pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, radio operator, radar observer, 2 CFC Blister gunners, CFC upper gunner and tail gunner.
Its length was 99 ft and had a wing span of ft 3in. Maximum speed was mph. It was 99 feet long and had a wing span of ft 3 in. They were housed in the C type hangar of Mary Ann Site between and They would average 2, miles each day taking weather readings with a ten man crew. The maximum speed was mph with a cruising speed of mph.