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UberDemon

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Announcement, info, instructions and download in UltraPack area.

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,20457.msg220912.html#msg220912

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Thanks for this addition and the included history of both Brazil and Mexico in WW2.
A year ago I made an acquaintance with a nice Brazilian woman of German heritage.  It sparked my interest in Brazil's participation in the war so I'm excited to see your work.


a cobra vai fumar
Due to the Brazilian dictatorship's unwillingness to get more deeply
involved in the Allied war effort, by 1942 a popular saying was that
"it's more likely for snakes to start to smoke now than for the BEF to
set out." ("Mais fácil uma cobra fumar do que a FEB embarcar")[15]
Until the BEF entered combat, the expression "a cobra vai fumar"
("snakes will smoke") was often used in Brazil in a context similar to
"when pigs fly." As a result, the soldiers of the BEF called
themselves Cobras Fumantes (literally, Smoking Snakes) and wore a
divisional shoulder patch that showed a snake smoking a pipe (see
pic). After the war the meaning was reversed, signifying that
something will definitively happen and in a furious and aggressive
way. With that second meaning the use of the expression "a cobra vai
fumar" has been retained in Brazilian Portuguese until the present
times, although few in the younger generations realize the origin of
the expression.
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Nice to hear from you again.

Erik de Castro is made a movie called "A Cobra Fumou" in 2002.

Never saw it though.

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My grandfather was part of the FEB. He took part on some batles like Monte Castelo and Montese. Unfortunatelly, i can't find any of his old pics of the time, must be in my aunt's home.
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My grandfather joined the army as well, but the war ended as he was about to be shipped to Italy.  Still have pics of him in uniform and my grandmother walking in Porto Alegre.
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My father went into FAB (Força Aérea Brasileira) in 1942 and was sent to do the USAAF pilot training course in the US for 1 year where he became a twin engines aircraft pilot, the B-25, C-47, Beechcrafts,...(it was said that the twins would go to ETO, but in the end the P-47´s were assigned to Northern Italy. Back to Brazil he was sent to Rio de Janeiro to be a night flight/ instruments flight instructor. Also did some missions as a crew member in PBY´s convoy escort missions along brazilian coast. He was awarded with the South Atlantic Campaign medal. As a First Lieutenant, he left FAB in December 1946 to be a private pilot.
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