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42-30066 Mugwump (Karl Gustav Danielsson)

Friday, October 24, 2014

I am trying to trace the activities of subj A/C. Oct 30 1944 it crashed as an Aphrodite/Castor drone outside Trollhättan, Sweden, wher I live. So far I know its early history, until Aug 15 1943, when it landed in Algeria, after the Regensburg mission, rep..

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 ..

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..