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Gen. Paul Tibbets 509th CG replica FM by FOS (Dr.J.R.C. Schmitt)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Years ago I bought some souvenirs from Gen. Tibbets. One is a fat little bomb made out of Japanese fuzes which was made for him by the First Ord. Sqdn. I told him that it didn't look like the bomb which he dropped and he said that he was supposed to drop ..

1st Lt. Clyde S. Shields ditching of B-17E-41-9219 13 Sept 1942 (25Kingman49)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

There are some discrepancies in the historical record about this incident both by Osborn and Baugher. Hopefully this study will bring more clarity of fact thru documents (however even in these documents of record there are still discrepancies of the incid..

Which camera's ? (olympusman)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Which type of camera's did the P-38/F-5 carry ? Busy to search info about missions carried by F-5 during the Bulge, especially around Bastogne..

Looking for info on Dad. 1st Sergeant, Army Air corp. (Sleeman)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm a new-be. Looking for info on my father in law and VA can't help. Please direct me if you can.. I do have his dog tag numbers but didn't think u would need it now. He enlisted in 1940 and discharged 6months after the end of war. Was 1st Sergeant, ..

Photos - Pilot Charles F. Pratte of 11th BGH 42nd Sq (RI Lady)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

If any of you might know someone who served in the 7th 11thBGH 42ndSQ with my uncle, Capt. Charles F. Pratte, Jr., and you might have photos of him, I’d be interested in hearing from you. I have shared a couple of photos, which an acquaintance was able to..