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Definition of these AAF ORGANIZATION terms. (drummerboy)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What are the CORRECT definitions of these Army Air Force terms;1. How many aircraft made up a Bomber SQUADRON formation ?2. How many SQUADRONS made a Heavy Bomber GROUP ?3. How many Heavy Bomber Groups made up a Bomber Wing ?4. How many Heavy Bomber Wings..

447th BG-H 708 sq Barney Donnelly BTG (Andrew)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am researching the 708thsq for information on BTG Barney Donnelly. Pictures, records of planes flown and crewmates. What we do know is that he was the first member of the 447th BG to complete 30 operational combat missions. This is confirmed by entries ..

22nd November 1944 Shoot Down ? (Alex Smart)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello,Has any further information come to light on the Shoot Down on the 22nd November 1944 of an RAF Lysander serial number T1456 of 148 Squadron while on an SOE mission?Air cover was being given by six Mustang's of No. 3 Squadron RAAF.The Lysander was r..

Smoke-Screen Pilot Lost D-Day + 1 (Emory K.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Greetings, On D-Day+1, a pilot was lost laying down a smoke screen screen to defend the destroyer USS Tuscaloosa. I have a diary entry from a crewman on the Tuscaloosa telling what he witnessed. The diary page includes a parachute shroud line attached thr..

The Last Dragon of Steeple Morden by John J. Kevil Jr book Questions (rickpeck2)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Has anyone read this book?Also any photo's in it?Thanks Rick..