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Looking for information on my grandfather, Bert Dittus, 5th AAC (mdbuskey)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hi, I am looking for ANY information related to my grandfather. He was in the 5th AAC and flew B-25s out of New Guinea. Unfortunately, the only information I have for him is as follows:Bert Dittus, likely was a Lt.Colonel when he was wounded and subsequen..

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..

Looking for information on SSgt Donald H. Crawford, 93rd Bomb group (jengari)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My grandfather SSgt Donald H. Crawford was in the 93rd bomb group, 328th squadron. He was a waist gunner on the B24H # 42-73507 that left formation and landed in Holland on January 30, 1944. He was then MIA and was hidden in homes through Belgium as part ..

B-24 crash site near Potenza. Engine 41-43759 (Salerno 1943)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This came from a B-24 crash site 25 south west from Potenza (south Italy). Do you know the MACR of a B-24 with this engine 41-43759? Thanks for your help!..

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..