My pics of WWII veterans!
Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:52 PM
I forgot to post these! So i thought I'd share them here, I have their signatures as well, but will have to post them tomorrow or Monday. It was great to meet these guys, and talk for just a short time with them. I wish I had more time to talk, but they had to catch a flight to the next stop on their tour!
Me and my heroes!!
A little hard to read but I'll try to remember who they are!
From the picture, left to right, from the signatures, bottom to top:
Leo R. Gray, a Tuskegee Airman, Pilot P-51.
this signature I dont remember, Pilot B-24.
Donald ............., Bombadier B-24.
Terry..............., Pilot B-24.
I really missed the boat here! They were waling around and I completely missed them! By the time I did catch up to them they were waiting on the tarmac for their departure flight! I was happy to get the opportunity to convey my gratitude to them for their service.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:54 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:01 PM
Unfortunately I did not! I was only able to spend a few minutes with them. I had asked them to please give me their signatures with all the pertinent information on their groups and btn.'s and such, but they may not have heard me. The P-51 was taking off in the background! The only thing we actually discussed was that at my size there was no way I would have gone into the AAF! I'm way too large! They got a kick out of that! All of them were very funny!
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:03 PM
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:34 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:35 PM
History is written by the Victors.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:03 PM
Anyway-many thanks Scott--best wishes--Carl.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:28 PM
I started a thread about the aircraft, in case you want more pics of the aircraft.
But here are the names of them:
The B-24 is named "Witchcraft".
The B-17 is the "Nine-O-Nine"
The P-51 that was there was the "Betty Jane"
I'm pretty sure that all three are from The Collings Foundation.
Edited by bigfun, 09 April 2009 - 07:42 PM.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:03 PM
Oliver Goldsmith, "I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:51 AM
“The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't.” - General Jimmy Doolittle
Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:15 PM
Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:01 PM
Amazing pics! enjoyed the signatures too.... absolutely priceless
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