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|Cliff Schultz (Bagbuzz@aol.com)
|Monday, 31 July 2000 at 7:09pm
IN RESPONSE TO MICHAEL LANG RE; HIS FATHER STORZIER
As I e-mailed you earlier, I have been in contact with the son of the Engineer who flew
with your father and have done some research for him. Your Father Strozier was a Waist
Gunner with the 324th.
I can tell you so far that your dad flew
11-09-44 to Metz in a/c 144 LL-O;
11-21-44 to Merseberg a/c 889 DF-M Chippewa;
11-25-44 to Merseberg a/c 901 LG-T Star Dust;
11-30-44 to Zeitz a/c 889 DF-M Chippewa;
12-04-44 to Kassel a/c 889 DF-M Chippewa;
12-09-44 to Stuttgart a/c a/c 889 DF-M Chippewa;
12-11-44 to Frankfurt a/c 889 DF-M Chipewa;
12-12-44 to Merseberg a/c 889 DF-M Chippewa;
12-24-44 to Kirch Gons a/c 889 DF-M Chippewa;
12-31-44 Bitburg a/c 42-97959 Rhapsody In Red, which was my a/c.
01-22-45 to Sterkrade a/c 293 LL-A Sunkist Sue;
01-28-45 to Cologne a/c 959 Rhapsody in Red,
I'm sure there are more missions but like I said before there are the ones that parrell
with the Engineer who flew with your dad.
Feel free to contact me if you wish, I also emailed the engineers son Greg, so you may be
hearing from him also.
|Frank Londy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Monday, 31 July 2000 at 7:31am
Anyone here know of a B-17 called the reluctant virgin? I think it was stationed at
Frank Londy III
|TODD M PERRY (PERRY@PLATTEVALLEY.NET)
|Saturday, 29 July 2000 at 12:04pm
"LITTLE PATCHES" B-17G TAIL#42-31578 401BS/91ST BG
LOOKING FOR MORE INFO ON THE ABOVE B-17G STATIONED AT BASSINGBORNE 7/44-45
ORIGINALY ASSIGNED TO THE 324TH BEFORE GOING TO THE 401ST!!
AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW I AM BUILDING A MODEL OF "LITTLE PATCHES"
AND HAVE BEEN GATHERING INFORMATION ON HER FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS NOW!ALSO I WAS FEATURED IN
THE JULY/2000 RAGGED IRREGULARS NEWSLETTER REGARDING THIS QUEST OF MINE !
ALSO AM WONDERING IF ANY OF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO SEND ME A PHOTO/S OF THIS TO ME AS
I HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET AND AM QUITE IMPATIENT TO SEE!!!!!!WAS HOPING SOMEONE OUT THERE
COULD SCAN AND SEND IT TO ME SO I CAN SEE IT BEFORE I GET ONE!
ALSO ANY OF YOU WHO COULD SPARE YOUR COPY(WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED!) ..PLEASE SEND TO ME WHEN
YOU ARE FINISHED!
MY ADDRESS IS AT BOTTOM!!
I HAVE BEEN GETTING ALOT OF MAIL FROM THIS AND HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE FOLLOWING
SAM HARRIS/RADIO OPERATOR ON HER FROM JULY/44-NOV.2/44
............HE HAS BEEN A GREAT HELP AND AID IN MY PROJECT!
BERNIE ROGERS.....WROTE ME AND SAID HE WAS GROUND CREW ALONG WITH/WILBUR RENZ(CREW
CHEIF),ALFRED PETERS.....IF ANYONE HAS MORE INFO ON THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!
B.L.DEYERLE......FIRST MISSION WAS IN LITTLE PATCHES ON JULY 9 1944 TO PAS DA CALAIS!DID
NOT DROP BOMBS DUE TO WEATHER BUT RECEIVED ALOT OF FLAK AND WERE AT LEAST TEN HOLES IN HER
ALONG WITH MISSING ANTENNAS.......HE WROTE TO ME"HOW APPROPRIATE THE NAME LITTLE
ALSO A BIG THANKS TO PHIL MACK WHO HAS WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO HELP ME IN THIS QUEST!ALL OF
YOU ARE GREAT AND WILL BE REMEMBERED IN MY HEART!
PLEASE ALL OF YOU WHO READ THIS IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP ME PLEASE LET ME
KNOW......... I STILL AM IN NEED OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF HER/CREW ECT........ANYTHING??
ALSO ANY NAMES ADDRESS'S I CAN WRITE TO........PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
I HAVE MOST OF THE INTERIOR BUILT ALREADY AND AM JUST WAITING TO KNOW I HAVE EVERYTHING I
NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I MOVE ON TO THE EXTERIOR COLORING AND DECALS!!!!
ANY WITH HELP WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED ON MY "SPECIAL THANKS " PLAQUE WHICH WILL
ACCOMPANY HER TO MODEL SHOWS/DISPLAYS......SO I HOPE I CAN GET SOME REAL
PHOTO'S(COPIES)LETTERS......OR ANYTHING ELSE I CAN PUT IN MY SCRAP BOOK WHICH WILL ALSO
ACCOMPANY MY MODEL WHEN FINISHED!!!!!!!
I HOPE I CAN DIG SOME MORE INFO OUT OF THIS PROJECT WHICH I MIGHT ADD HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL
EXPERIENCE AND HAVE MADE ALOT OF FRIENDS!!
PEACE AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU WHO SERVED AND THERE FAMILYS!
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!
TODD M PERRY
4305 5TH ST. EAST
|Michael Wade Lang (email@example.com)
|Saturday, 29 July 2000 at 7:21am
My father, Strozier Lang from Pearson, GA was a member of the 324th Sq/91st BG from
October, 1944 thru June, 1945. I believe that he was a tail gunner in a B-17, I am trying
to learn which plane and crew that he served with.
I have a very small photo of the "Yankee Gal", DF-K. I do not know if he flew
with this plane. Also, have small photo of the tail of a B-17 with the letter M. This
possibly could have been DF-M, not sure though.
I would greatly appreciate any information that anyone may have.
|Roger W. Armstrong, J.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Thursday, 27 July 2000 at 3:42pm
I was a radio op. in the 401st sqd 91st BG. our plane was Qualified Quail but our crew
was shot down 11-2-44 on USA The Hard Way with 12 other 91st bombers.
|Charles A. Bolton (email@example.com)
|Wednesday, 26 July 2000 at 11:51pm
Enjoy the site. Came on it almost by accident. Am researching my Uncles' death (shot
down) over France 28 March 1943. He was a waist gunner on plane #4229537 B-17 F324 DF. I
was told by his younger brother that "Jimmy" was on the Memphis Belle, but I
don't get the same number/name match. My research shows the name as "Talons of
Judgement. How do one go about getting a loading list that I read about on the other
comments? Uncle Jim was shot down one in the North Sea and was there for about 8 hours
before being rescued. There were seven men in the raft. They were returning from a
daylight raid on Hamm, Germany. Are there any living members out there that remember the
incident. Any clues as to how I continue to search for information this old? I think he
only made four missions, and was shot down twice. Once over North Sea and once over
France. I must assume he was transfered to a different crew after the first incident. Only
guessing. Great site, keep up the good work. Home I didn't make alot of mistakes typing,
it's 2:00a.m.. Thanks to the 91st, and 324th Bomb Squadron.
|Leroy Vankirk Jr. (BlackGryphon713@cs.com)
|Monday, 24 July 2000 at 1:13pm
If possible, i am inquiring as to the fashion of the nose art for one of your planes,
The Sky Wolf. if you can find it, please e-mail it to me at the above address, along with
any history of the craft and its crew, thank you for your time and ill be signing out.
|Pam Metea (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Sunday, 23 July 2000 at 6:59am
HILDA REBECCA (JOYCE)PALMER: My mother lived in Nuneaton, Warwickshire during the war
and made friends with many US serviceman. I would be interested in hearing from anyone
knew her, especially A.SCHUMER. He is on my baptismal certifate
as my Godfather.
|Ronnie Rukas (email@example.com)
|Saturday, 22 July 2000 at 8:15am
I was so excited that I happened on this page. I was looking for an 8th Air Force T
shirt for my dad. He is a LM of this subscription, in fact I was just reading the July
issue at his house yesterday. My dad, Albert Rukas flew in the Flying Fortress. The Royal
Flush. He was shot down over Germany and was a prisoner of war for 2 years in Stalag 17.
His buddy that he was chained to for the 2 years Charles Miller just died. Needless to
say, theirs was a life long friendship even though they lived on opposite coasts. If
anyone knows my dad or charlie,and want to share, please e mail me. My dad was a starboard
waist gunner in that beautiful plane.
|TODD M PERRY (PERRY@PLATTEVALLEY.NET)
|Friday, 21 July 2000 at 8:39pm
I WANT TO FINALLY THANK A SPECIAL PERSON WHO CONTACTED ME YESTERDAY!!AND HELP FULFILL
SAM HARRIS.....RADIO OPERATOR ON "LITTLE PATCHES"B-17G
HE WAS GREAT TO TALK TO AND VERY HELPFULL IN MY QUEST ON LITTLE PATCHES INFORMATION!
THANKS SAM WILL BE IN TOUCH!!!!!!GOD BLESS
STILL LOOKING FOR INFO/PHOTO'S(ANYTHING!!!!) ON LITTLE PATCHES!
TRYING TO GET AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE AS I AM BUILDING A 1/48 SCALE MODEL OF HER AS SHE
WAS BACK THEN!
ANY HELP OR CONTACS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!
TODD M PERRY
4305 5TH ST. EAST