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#1 Blue Star Mom

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:00 AM

1. Your Name: Lynne - Blue Star Mom, USMC Son
2. Age: How old are you? 49
3. Origins: Where are you from? Mid Michigan
4. Specifics: What areas of WWII are you interested in? What would you like to know more about? P-39, Pilot Gilbert Oxley
7. Miscellaneous: Anything else you'd like to share with us? I am president of a Blue Star Mothers Of America Chapter. We were named after Gilbert Oxley. There is a memorial in Flint with his name. I have found that he is buried in Arlington. We are seeking any information on Mr. Oxley. Hope you can help:)
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On 27 July 1942, the aircraft of the 35th Fighter Squadron of the 8th Fighter Group, USAAF, took off to fly from Woodstock airfield to the Weir Airfield in Townsville, which was normally a 20 minute flight. Hervey Carpenter of the 35th Squadron stated that 2nd Lieutenant Gilbert L. Oxley (0-428558) took off in the first P-39 Airacobra, but soon lost power and fell into the gum trees near the Woodstock airfield and crashed and burnt. Oxley, who had also spent some time in the 80th Fighter Squadron, died in this tragic accident.



#2 applevalleyjoe

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:44 AM

Hello,Lynne. Welcome to the forums. As you may have already noted by reviewing the forums, there is a great deal of expertise here. I am confident that someone may be able to help you.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:56 AM

welcome lynne..

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:21 AM

Welcome! I suggest you post your query in the Information Request or Genealogical Research sections of the forum. More traffic to those areas will help to ensure a more complete response from your fellow Rogues.

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#5 C.Evans

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:13 PM

Welcome to this site. Also, not only do good people come from michegan, but good war stories as well as Militaria ;-)) Also, the first gal I ever went out with that I seriously considered marrying-came from Grayling, Michegan ;-))
Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
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#6 PzJgr

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:18 PM

Howdy and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us and good luck with your research. Happy posting.
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:39 PM

Thank you for the welcomes! I appreciate it!
I will follow your advice and post in another area.
We michigan girls are pretty down to earth! I have a friend who lives in Grayling. Beautiful up there. I am about 2 hours south. Unfortunalty Fall is upon us here in the Great Lakes. Summer is way tooooo short for me!
Lynne

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 12:00 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum!
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:10 PM

Welcome and great first post.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for the want of a shoe the horse was lost, for the want of a horse the rider was lost, for the want of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:34 AM

Hi Lynne, that would be outstanding if we know the same person. I actually knew two gals from Grayling-one was just a friend though-and your correct, she too was pretty down to earth and was great fun to be with. ;-)) Sadly, I lost contact with both of them many years ago. One back about 1986 and the other around 1990.

Edited by C.Evans, 12 October 2009 - 07:16 AM.

Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 05:06 PM

Hi, Lynne. A belated welcome to a fine forum. You've already been exposed to some of the finer Rogues on the site. Post often and we'll do our best to answer your questions, but feel free to opine or suggest things on your own.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:19 PM

Thank you again! I am still searching for info on Mr. Oxley. Finally made it to the National Archives. I have more news on the Oxley's I will post in another thread.
Evans, My friend is a Eagles member and knows many people in Grayling. I can steer you in her direction or ask about someone if you would like to give me the info.
Thanks!
Lynne
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

Lynne,

Glad you joined us! Good luck on your search ;):)

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:28 PM

Thank you again! I am still searching for info on Mr. Oxley. Finally made it to the National Archives. I have more news on the Oxley's I will post in another thread.
Evans, My friend is a Eagles member and knows many people in Grayling. I can steer you in her direction or ask about someone if you would like to give me the info.
Thanks!
Lynne


Hi Lynne, that would be mos kind of you to do so. I'd love to find out what happened to both Patti and Misty ;-))

Thake care and Cheers-_Carl.
Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:30 AM

Welcome I hope you'll find the info you are looking for

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