Guestbook Archive

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Sean Smith (
Friday, 21 July 2000 at 10:52am

Can anybody tell me if the 91bg badge was ever
worn on the right breast of A2 flying jackets with the
squadron badge on the left breast

Lee Bishop (
Wednesday, 19 July 2000 at 3:43pm

I have finished painting my Jeep for the 323rd SQ, 91st BG as a rolling memorial to the late LT Peter Delo and the crew of the "Sugar Blues," (OR-S) shot down over the North Sea on 22 Feb 1944.
Peter passed away last October.
My site has a good pic of the Jeep, as does this one:
Lee Bishop
(Active duty)

Will Clark
Tuesday, 18 July 2000 at 8:35pm

Scratch that 1 I posted, I need to find "Dame Satan II" nose art.

Miami Clipper Questionairre (
Saturday, 15 July 2000 at 7:16pm

Great Page! Had a couple of questions about the B-17 Miami Clipper.

alfred tonioni (
Saturday, 15 July 2000 at 6:57pm

I'm searching for any living members who flew with 2nd Lt. Irvin Piacentini[kia]. B-17#42-31572 code LL-Y. He was with 91stbg 401bs. Any info would greatly be appreciated. Thank You.
Alfred Tonioni

Ginny (Michel) Reeves (
Friday, 14 July 2000 at 7:42pm


I can't believe I found your message. Please contact me as I would love to hear about when you served with my father, Roland R. Michel. My father would have been thrilled to have found you before his death in 1983.

Ginny (Michel) Reeves (
Friday, 14 July 2000 at 7:33pm

My father, Roland R. Michel, was the tail-gunner on the "Chow Hound". I recently visited the museum in Savannah and have also been to Bassingbourn. I am interested in finding out how to locate a listing of the missions (63) he flew. As far as I know, there are no members of this crew that are still alive. As far as any "Factoid" I can contribute about this Fortress, I have the following: Sometime after the 15th mission, a flak splinter or machine gun bullet penetrated the nose right where the dog's (Pluto) stomach had been painted. Starcer (who chose Pluto riding the bomb motif) painted a Purple Heart medal beside the shiny new flak patch. The "Chow Hound" went down on August 8, at 13.10 hrs. Over Caen France a flak shell entered the waist and exploded, breaking the aircraft in two. Only a single chute was seen but did not fully deploy and in the final tally eight men were dead including then pilot 1st Lt. Jack Thompson. My father was in the first crew to fly in the "Chow Hound". She has a special place in my heart and adorns my office wall. I have quite a few books on the 91st and the 8th Airforce and if anyone needs a "look-up", I will be glad to do it.

William C. Brown (
Tuesday, 11 July 2000 at 8:07am

Thank you all so much for putting my family in touch with Verne Woods,the pilot of my uncle's ill-fated plane,'The Black Swan'.His narrative and interest are far more then we could have hoped for.Thank God and the 91st for keeping us free!

Theodore A. Burke (
Tuesday, 11 July 2000 at 6:09am

To those Vets of WWII, flying steel Bird !

my greatfuly thanks for your bravest, guts, and thoughtfuly of America People and rest of world !

I am glad that Hilter did not make much of Bomber planes not great numbers of America's Bomber planes... But, I understood that mostly never came home ! I can't imaged.. I was not born before that..... I wish I could join with those planes into the sky of Europe !

with our love, and respectfuly with hondorable !

Theodore Burke
Pastry Chef
Flordia ,USA

Herbert Ivan Taylor Jr. (
Monday, 10 July 2000 at 11:39am

I am researching my fathers ETO. Since his records were destroyed
in the US archives fire the only thing I have is;line chief Herbert Ivan Taylor, may have been called Bama or one of his B-17
may have had this name.#7006623- 7/July 43-29/ Nov 43. Also one of Clark Gables 5 missions was flown on his plane and clips used in 12 O'Clock High. Anyone who may have info please e-mail me, his son Herbert Ivan Taylor Jr.