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 President's Corner

Published in the January 2007 Ragged Irregular

Now it's 2007, 60 years after the Army Air Corp became the United States Air Force and 65 years after the 91st Bomb Group was formed and later based at Bassingbourn.

The interest that continues to be generated via the web page and the 91st Ring, is amazing. Jake Howland has started reviewing the content of the records that have been in the possession of the past Historians and purchased a scanner to provide copies for those interested now and in the future. He is attempting to make contact with the museum at Wright Patterson. He is asking if they are capable of receiving and storing the archive of the 91st, that include Mike Banta's Ringmaster archives. We will keep you advised of the decision.

The web page problem has not been corrected. I will hire a professional to find the problem and correct. My son & I are at a loss. As Jake Howland says about the web page, "It is a very important link with the world and must be fixed.

The 91st Space Wing will be having their Reunion September 5 to 10, 2007. They have requested the 91st BGMA have a Rally Round at Minot, ND on those dates. The USAF Thunderbirds will perform and September 8. Anyone interested in attending, please let me know. They would like to link-up with the veterans of the 91st to show the pride of past, current and future members of the 91st, whether it's the 91st BG, or the 91st Space Wing. It's a chance to show the airman of today, why they should continue the proud name of the 91st.

I have requested information on all memorials for the 91st, in addition to the ones on the web page. There are many gravesites in England and in Europe that receive personal care, but we do not list them or give personal credit to the dedicated people that care for these grave side or markers. Please contact Bob Friedman or me, with the information.

We are looking to have the 2008 Reunion in June as this will allow some members to bring their school age children to the reunion.

Jim Shepherd