History OneManArmy / RealLife

24th Aug '16 1:58:35 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On one side: forty armed thieves, robbing, pillaging, and raping on a Nepalese train. On the other side: one retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha with a kukri]]. [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shrestha.html They shoulda brought more thieves.]]

to:

* On one side: forty armed thieves, robbing, pillaging, and raping on a Nepalese train. On the other side: one retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha with a kukri]]. [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shrestha.html They shoulda brought more thieves.]]
5th Dec '15 6:50:28 PM ErichoTOME
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Besides UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, there was Igor Sigorenko, who had about 500 confirmed kills, the most of any soldier on the Allied side. Noah Adamia is worth noting, in that he was the most prolific sniper (with about 300 kills) to actually die in battle.
29th Nov '15 11:53:23 AM ErichoTOME
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The famous RedBaron got the most kills of any flying ace in World War I, with eighty. He did eventually die in battle, though. In World War II, his record was beaten by [[SerialEscalation over a hundred people.]]
17th Nov '15 5:58:01 PM ErichoTOME
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The top ranking World War II flying aces according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_flying_aces this]]. The one who scored the most kills that was finally himself killed in battle was Otto Kittel.
7th Oct '15 10:42:18 PM Isolder74
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The bomber itself was also one-plane-air-force for the other missions it flew. It bristled with seven extra .50cals compared to a standard B-17E at the time. While adding extra guns was common practice, one of those guns was wired to the pilots control yoke... so Jay Zeemer had a gun to shoot with. These were all added because [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the crew wanted to take on the missions no one else would fly.]] These included a Skip bombing mission on a carrier [[note]] B-17s normally drop their bombs from an altitude of 10,000ft or higher [[/note]], a low-altitude raid on Rabaul Island, and a ''diving'' attack on Japanese search-lights during a night raid... all these were things that the B-17s smaller cousins like the B-25 Mitchel were used for, and yet, this crew did them any way.

to:

** The bomber itself was also one-plane-air-force for the other missions it flew. It bristled with seven extra .50cals compared to a standard B-17E at the time. While adding extra guns was common practice, one of those guns was wired to the pilots control yoke... so Jay Zeemer had a gun to shoot with. These were all added because [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the crew wanted to take on the missions no one else would fly.]] These included a Skip bombing mission on a carrier [[note]] B-17s normally drop their bombs from an altitude of 10,000ft or higher [[/note]], a low-altitude raid on Rabaul Island, and a ''diving'' attack on Japanese search-lights during a night raid... raid… all these were things that the B-17s smaller cousins like the B-25 Mitchel were used for, and yet, this crew did them any way.way.
* The ''USS-Enterprise'' CV-06 can qualify as a one ship navy. Especially during the period of 30 October 1942 to 27 May 1943 where it served as the only operation US carrier in the Pacific after the loss of the ''Hornet'' in the Battle of Santa Cruz. At the start of the period the ship sailed out into action with a placard on its deck labeled "Enterprise vs Japan."(the Enterprise won) During this period the ship sank a Japanese battleship and sixteen other ships while crippling 8 more.
31st Jan '15 11:44:42 PM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Canadian LeoMajor in World War 2. He started his career on D Day, capturing a German half track. Then, he went on to capture 93 German soldiers during the Battle of the Scheldt, and then single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle. During a whole night he stormed the city, firing a machine gun and throwing grenades, making the Germans believe a whole detachment of the Canadian Army was attacking, causing them to retreat.

to:

* Canadian LeoMajor UsefulNotes/LeoMajor in World War 2. He started his career on D Day, capturing a German half track. Then, he went on to capture 93 German soldiers during the Battle of the Scheldt, and then single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle. During a whole night he stormed the city, firing a machine gun and throwing grenades, making the Germans believe a whole detachment of the Canadian Army was attacking, causing them to retreat.
11th Jan '15 2:16:29 AM CelPrevXXVI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Germans had an even nastier surprise when they met the TonkaTough Kliment Voroshilov (KV) heavy tanks, especially the massive KV-2, which mounted an enormous [[{{BFG}} 152mm anti-fortification howitzer]] and was nicknamed "Dreadnought". When the 6th Panzer Division established a bridgehead on the Dubsya River, ''one'' KV-2 held the entire division off for a day. It wasn't destroyed either - it retreated when it ran out of ammunition. (This event was the basis for the infamous ''Raisenai Heroes'' medal in ''VideoGames/WorldofTanks'')

to:

** The Germans had an even nastier surprise when they met the TonkaTough Kliment Voroshilov (KV) heavy tanks, especially the massive KV-2, which mounted an enormous [[{{BFG}} 152mm anti-fortification howitzer]] and was nicknamed "Dreadnought". When the 6th Panzer Division established a bridgehead on the Dubsya River, ''one'' KV-2 held the entire division off for a day. It wasn't destroyed either - it retreated when it ran out of ammunition. (This event was the basis for the infamous ''Raisenai Heroes'' medal in ''VideoGames/WorldofTanks'')''VideoGames/WorldOfTanks'')
26th Dec '14 7:52:41 PM Asthiathien
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The final charge of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth certainly qualifies. Backed up only by a few mounted knights from his personal household, Richard charged straight into the highly-defended lines of Henry Tudor's personal guard, killing Tudor's standard bearer with his lance and then using the ''broken end'' to unhorse the famed giant (over 6'2") and renowned jousting champion John Cheney before proceeding to cut a swath through the men and coming ''within a sword's-length'' of ''Tudor himself'' before reinforcements arrived in the form of Lord Stanley's ''entire army'' (usually believed to have numbered around 6,000 men). Even that, though, couldn't take Richard down (even his being unhorsed is usually believed to have had more to do with the fact that the area was marshy than any action on the part of Stanley's men), with him proceeding to kick the collective asses of the entire army and taking ''at least'' six or seven wounds to the head (plus an unknown number of soft-tissue or blunt-trauma injuries which cannot be discerned from the skeleton) while (''very'' loudly) proclaiming his enemies' blatant treason at their faces apparently for no other reason than that he felt like it. In between this and stabbing people in the faces, he also was calling for someone to fetch him a horse so that he could charge right back into the rather large ''army'' defending Henry Tudor in order to ''[[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething personally]]'' [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething take down the "Welsh bastard" who dared to challenge his right to rule]], only being taken out by a [[BladeOnAStick halberd]] shaving off ''[[NoOneCouldSurviveThat the back of]]'' ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill his skull]]''. This incident was apparently impressive enough that despite the Tudors doing pretty much everything they could to discredit Richard in order to legitimize their own reigns, the tale of "King Richard's badass death" survives in every single record from that time period. Did we mention that all of the above was accomplished by someone who was more-or-less universally known as being [[PintsizedPowerhouse rather small and frail]] (even for that time period) and who had [[HandicappedBadass scoliosis with a curve of up to]] ''[[HandicappedBadass eighty degrees]]'' that, had he lived in modern times, would have qualified him for the [[UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames Paralympics]]?
14th Nov '14 2:25:10 AM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* During the 100 day Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, SimoHayha of Finland (generally considered to be the greatest sniper the world has ever seen) made over 505 confirmed sniper kills, and is credited for around 200 other kills with a submachine gun, ranking up at least 705 kills to his name. He ended his part in the war after getting shot in the jaw (read: head) with an ''explosive round'' and surviving. After getting shot he was in a coma for a week. The day he woke up is the day the Russians retreated from Finland. Coincidence? He then lived to the age of 97 years old.

to:

* During the 100 day Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, SimoHayha UsefulNotes/SimoHayha of Finland (generally considered to be the greatest sniper the world has ever seen) made over 505 confirmed sniper kills, and is credited for around 200 other kills with a submachine gun, ranking up at least 705 kills to his name. He ended his part in the war after getting shot in the jaw (read: head) with an ''explosive round'' and surviving. After getting shot he was in a coma for a week. The day he woke up is the day the Russians retreated from Finland. Coincidence? He then lived to the age of 97 years old.
16th Sep '14 5:38:58 AM TheWildWestPyro
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* If you talked to any gangster in Chicago or New York during the 1920s, they'd tell you that the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Thompson M1921/M1928]] could instantly turn one man into a man with the firepower of an entire army.
This list shows the last 10 events of 49. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=OneManArmy.RealLife