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Request for info on B-24 Shootin' Star (naviscott)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I have recently read an article by Tom Osborne about the loss of the Shootin' Star of the 308th BG, 374 sq. in China. My father was the nav on that aircraft prior to its loss, and he returned home two weeks prior to the shootdown by friendly forces. I wan..

Please Identify Aircraft and Tanks in photographs (Roxane811QM)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hi, I know this will be easy for a lot of you. What heavy bomber is in the background. My Dad is standing on the left with some of his buddies. Thank you..

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..

Leslie F. Lund/ 708th/ Milk Wagon (aglund)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Looking for any information, photos, or people who may have flown with my uncle Leslie F. Lund. I have a photo of him training @ McDill next to the Galloping Gus. His Lucky Bastard certificate states he flew on the Milk Wagon but I can only find one listi..

William R. Harry's Crew, 384th BG, 546th BS (GREYFOX)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My father's best friend, Tom B. Wheeler, was engineer and top turret gunner on 2nd Lt. William R. Harry's crew of the 384th BG, 546th BS, based at Grafton Underwood. They completed 11 combat missions starting on July 28, 1943 in #42-30145. They suffered e..