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|Dale Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Sunday, 19 November 2000 at 8:38am
I am an associate member of the 91st BGMA and the 8th Air Force Historical Society. I
was an aircraft sheetmetal man for 25 years in the Air Force and Air Guard. I would like
to correspond with Whit Hill or any other B-17 sheetmetal men. Any leads or information
are greatly appreciated. Thanks
|Billy Horner (Blademan38@hotmail.com)
|Saturday, 18 November 2000 at 2:47pm
I am constructing a 1/48 scale diorama of bombers from the 305th bomb group. Trying to
locate nose art with identification codes pre 10/14/43 and anything else someone could
share about this group. Detailed information on this certain topic seems pretty scarce.
Hope you can help. Blademan38@hotmail.com
|Roger Huffman (email@example.com)
|Sunday, 12 November 2000 at 10:17pm
Thanks for your site. My father was in the 401st at the end of the war in Europe. He
died in 1955, when I was two. I'm looking to see if there is a record of the missions he
flew, the crew and air craft he served on.
Did I miss it? A search option for these messages would be great. It would help pin point
comments that might help in making connections with others that have the same interests.
|Howard V.M.Keetch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Sunday, 12 November 2000 at 2:12am
Hi everyone,just landed onto this site recently,what a great job done by the 91st
I am looking for anyone who either knew or flew with my late uncles brother Theodore
He was a T/SGT and radio operator onboard "HOOSIER HOT SHOT"
number 42-38006 with 324th BS out of Bassingbourn in 1943-44.
The aircraft was shot down over its target area of Eschwege airfild on 19th April
1944(crew details as follows):-
Pilot 1/Lt Stanley P.Swenumson(PoW)
Co-Pilot 2/Lt Leonard J.Lindroth(PoW)
Navigator 2/Lt James J.Caravolas(POW)
Engineer S/Sgt Roy L.Stevens(POW)
Radio Op. T/Sgt Theodore J.Bacho(PoW)
Waist Gun. S/Sgt Edwin J.Arnett(PoW)
Waist Gun. S/Sgt Charles A.Gestetner(POW)
Ball T/Gun. S/Sgt Amos J.Anderson(POW)
Bombadier 2/Lt Ernest L.Bunte(KIA)
Tail Gun S/Sgt Michael J.Schumacher(KIA)
If anyone has any news of the above gentlemen please contact me,
|Jean K. Hughes (email@example.com)
|Saturday, 11 November 2000 at 9:42am
First of all, thank you for a wonderful web site. I have truly enjoyed it. But most of
all, on this and every Veterans' Day, I want to say from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU
TO A VET.
I always called my Father on this special day to Thank him, but he passed away on
Presidents' Day, 1997. He was a member of the 91st Bomb Group (H) and flew in the
"Outhouse Mouse", "Ramblin' Rebel" and "Betty Lou's Buggy".
He was the Radio Operator and Waist Gunner.
I am an Associate Member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, Virginia Chapter. I
wrote a poem in honor of my Daddy right after he passed away. I would like to share it
James Randolph Knaub
My Father, My Hero
In a B-17 in World War II
the 91st Bomb Group is with whom he flew.
He flew 30 missions with 7 in the lead plane
and prayed for Peace for our Country again.
An honorable man who never patted himself on the back,
he fought an Me163B Rocket Fighter attack.
He treated a wounded comrade then turned to his Waist Gun,
And fought bravely as the Mustangs finished what he and his crew had begun.
There were many brave missions, and more stories to tell
About the love of his Country, and devotion to Family as well.
He believed in our Nation, our Flag and her Glory,
I am only beginning to tell of a Hero and his story.
The honors, awards and the medals he wore,
are a fitting tribute to the man I adore.
His Distinguished Flying Cross was among many received,
yet he had a quiet dignity about all he achieved.
Now he is resting with "folded wings"
but I won't be silent about my pride in him.
Just look through the clouds in the far away sky,
for to protect us again, my Hero flies.
Lovingly By: Jean Knaub Hughes
Thank you to all Veterans and their families for your sacrifices. I am truly grateful.
I welcome any correspondence.
God Bless America and God Bless you all.
|Wayne Haver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Friday, 10 November 2000 at 3:03pm
I am the President of the Fort Smith Air Museum, 3 Glen Haven Drive, Fort Smith,
Arkansas 72901. I am working with G.W. Kesselring, in Van Buren, Arkansas,a member of the
91st, to get some historic items to include in a display honoring the men and wome who
were in military aviation. He told me about this site and I have enjoyed looking at it.
|Rudi Gladitsch (email@example.com)
|Thursday, 9 November 2000 at 11:51am
Just surfed on in, finding out, that there was a Gladitsch flying with the 91st.
Perhaps we have the same roots...??
|Martin Belovin (Martida2@aol.com)
|Tuesday, 7 November 2000 at 6:44pm
I would like to find some of the radio operators who worked in the HFDF Station in
Bassingbourn. We were in the 401st Bomb Squad from 1942to1945. Martin Belovin 12555 Oaks
NOrth Dr. #209 San Diego, Ca. 92128
|Kevin Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Tuesday, 7 November 2000 at 4:38pm
I am interested if any 91BG vets have any recollections on the 11 Jan 44 (Milton's
Kampf) I visited Oschersleben last week researching something else (in fact the place name
was mispelt in the USAAF records and I was 300 miles south of where I should have been. )
I heard about several US a/c crashes in the area and my curiosity has led me to try and
find out more about the infamous attack on the FW190 works
|TODD M PERRY (PERRY@PLATTEVALLEY.NET)
|Monday, 6 November 2000 at 7:39pm
HI AGAIN TO YOU ALL!
I AM RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF "LITTLE PATCHES".SHE IS COMIMG ALONG AWESOME,AND
PLAN TO GET HER DONE BY SPRING 2001!
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I AM BUILDING A 1/48 SCALE MODEL OF LITTLE PATCHES AS DETAILED AS THE
DAYS SHE FLEW!
I HAVE SOME PICTURES/ARTICLES/LETTERS FROM CREW AND ALSO HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PHONE BY 2
CREW MEMEBERS!.THIS HAS BEEN A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME TO ACTUALLY HAVE THE CREW FROM
LITTLE PATCHES JUST RANDOMLY CALL TO SEE HOW THE MODEL IS COMING ALONG AND TO SHARE THEIR
STORIES,AND INFO ON THE PLANE WITH ME!!
I STILL AM LOOKING FOR MORE PICTURES/STORIES/CONTACTS.WHATEVER ANY OF YOU CAN DIG UP FOR
ME.ALSO AM IN NEED OF KNOWING IF LITTLE PATCHES NOSE ART WAS ON BOTH SIDES OR JUST THE
PILOT'S SIDE??????CAN ANYONE HELP?
ALSO LOOKING FOR A FEW COPIES OF THE RAGGED IRREGULAR JULY ISSUE,IN WHICH I WAS MENTIONED
IN TRYING TO GET INFO ON "LITTLE PATCHES" STILL HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET!
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP
TODD M PERRY
3912 18TH ST.