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|2LT Jesse Irwin Carnes (email@example.com)
|Monday, 23 August `99 at 1:10pm
Dear All at the 91st BG (H) ---
Nice site you guys have!! Of course I am PARTIAL to the 91st.
I have found Bob Morgan and Jim Verinnis to be real nice folks
(left and right seater of the Memphis Belle).
I appreciate this site---been looking for one like it since 1994.
I am interested in WWII uniforms and own a couple that fit me
quite well. I have a full set of officer's "Pinks and Greens."
Anyway, I have also been looking for years for a Luxenberg officer's cap and insignia. If
any of you wish to see the Rolls-Royce of WWII officer's AAF service caps, see the
following address---and NO, I am not affiliated with it. You just have to see the SIDE
view of the regulation officer's AAF service cap----the Luxenberg cap found near the END
of the web page that I will indicate.
This cap is in beaver fur-felt, and has the real horsehide medium reddish-brown russet
brown visor and chin-and-back-straps.
It has the curve, the colour, the gloss ... that super-dooper
early War look of the early US Army Air Forces of 1941/42!
Nothing comes close! Hand crafted and tailored. Luxenberg was heavier-constructed and
better made than all the rest---the epitome of the early War effort, when top-quality
SINE QUA NON for a properly attired officer!
The address follows :
Flaps up folks!!
2LT Jesse Irwin Carnes
16010 Composite Squadron
Baton Rouge, LA
|Javier Alvear (Avenger82@latinmail.com)
|Sunday, 22 August `99 at 1:50pm
Mis más sinceros y cariñosos saludos para todos los veteranos y miembros del 91st BG.
Es una gran alegría para mí el escribirles, ya que este es el grupo que más me ha
llamado la atención de todos los que he estudiado. A pesar de tener tan sólo 16 años,
hay algo dentro de mí que me mueve a investigar más sobre el B-17 y sobre los grupos de
la 8th Air Force, (especialmente sobre el 91st BG).
También aprovecho de felicitarlos por su página y el esfuerzo que hacen por mantener
vivo el espíritu del 91st BG.
Disculpen por no escribirles en inglés ya que no lo domino muy bien.
Thanks You for all
Se despide Javier Alvear
|Jim Purton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Wednesday, 18 August `99 at 10:13pm
Greetings and a special salute to all the veterans of the 91st BG. My father, T/Sgt.
James E. Purton, was with the 322nd Sq. at Bassingbourne and was shot down on his 22nd
mission. He passed away in 1997 but shared many of his stories with me over the years. We
were very good friends, as well as father and son.
I am wondering if anyone knows what ever happened to the pilot of dad's B-17. The day they
crashed was 22 Feb. '44 and their regular co-pilot was filling in as pilot that day. His
name was 2 Lt. William D. Wood, USAAF s/n O-674090. After the war the rest of the crew
lost contact with Lt. Wood. They said he always felt guilty about having been shot down
and that if their regular pilot had been flying that day it wouldn't have happened.
If Lt. Wood is still alive I would love to talk to him. There is only one other surviving
member of that crew, the navigator, 1 Lt. Marvin D. Anderson. I have been in contact with
Lt. Anderson recently. He doesn't know what happened to Lt. Wood either.
The 91st BGMA is a wonderful tribute to the brave men who fought for our freedom. Keep up
the good work!
Jim Purton, BGMA Assoc. Member
|Ramiro Lopez M. (email@example.com)
|Monday, 16 August `99 at 11:00am
I always have admired the large bombers, and dream to be able to take a ride on one of
them . Please keep them going, and for all the men who flew and fly them a respectfull
|Bill Ehmig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Saturday, 14 August `99 at 8:00pm
Hello. I flew as CoPilot and AC on B-52Ds at Glasgow AFB Montana in 1966-98 in the 91st
Bomb Wing (H) as a part of the 837th Air Division (8th AF). When Glasgow closed, I was
shipped to Robbins AFB , GA in the 28th BS, 19th BW (H)flying G models. I got out in 70.
I have huge respect for the crews and support troops who braved the flak, fighters and
lousey weather of Britain and Continental Europe during the 2nd World War. Well done!
|Charles Craig (email@example.com)
|Saturday, 14 August `99 at 7:51pm
Am a member and am researching my uncle who was killed on the "Patty Gremlin
Jr." 31-08-43. He flew out of Bassingbourn w/the 322nd. was ball turret gunner. I
have crew list etc. anything will be appreciated. A friend is searching for info on
Francis Kulesa radioman and Stanley Rup groundcrew. Both were from Yonkers, N.Y. and
served w/the 8th. in England. Thanks,..Charles
|Saturday, 14 August `99 at 12:56pm
Great page! I am doing research on USAAF units and would
appreciate any help, especially in regard to the non-flying support units that were
co-assigned to a base with the flying unit.
|butch maynard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Friday, 13 August `99 at 7:27pm
looking for Miss America, S/N 42-97896. Do know of any book or document that list all
b-17's ever made and there where abouts. I have found things on surviving 17's but not a
lot on the fate of others. Tanks for your help. address: 505 bobwhite lane, alex., la.,
|Michael Dunn (email@example.com)
|Sunday, 8 August `99 at 7:38pm
You have an informative and well made website. My grandfather, Robert Baker, served
with the 91st as a bombardier on the plane 'Wee Willie'. He passed away a few years ago,
but I'm sure he would be delighted and appreciative of your efforts and commitment. thank