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test flight of jets over Stalag Luft 1 (durop)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Looking for information that Germans conducted test flights of single engine jets over Stalag Luft 1?..

447th BG DATA FILES (Lucky Partners)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Some time ago forum member Tara Copp posted her personal trove of documents for the 98th BG and the 448th BG on Smugmug. I have had numerous occasions to refer to this material and to direct other forum members to her site. For years I have wondered how b..

15th AAF Escape, Evasion, and Repatriation Reports (vathra)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hello, I am doing research on rescued american airmen from Yugoslavia.Majority of airmen that were rescued from Yugoslavia are from 15th AAF that flew from Italy.Unfortuately, these records are not available on-line, like for 8th AAF. They are located in ..

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..

381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I visited this site a couple years ago to find information on my uncle, 2nd Lt. L.D. Walker of the 533rd Squadron. I was most grateful for what I found. Since then I have been producing a daily news record of the war at Free Republic. Today, for example, ..