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|Vicki Hibbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Thursday, 21 October `99 at 8:11am
I am a 24 year old girl from Hertfordshire and live about 20 miles from Bassingbourn. I
have been extremely interested in the second world war all of my life and have a
particular interest in the air war; with a real affection for the 91st bomb group. This
website is fantastic as the human interest side of things completely fascinates me. I
could listen to your stories all day!
I have met several veterans, including Robert Morgan (Memphis Belle) and read many books
and diaries, but I can't get enough. If anyone would like to share any stories with me
please contact me as I would really appreciate it.
|Paul D. Merryman (email@example.com)
|Wednesday, 20 October `99 at 11:46am
The "Triangle A", known from the movies (Twelve O'Clock High) to the comic
strips (the classic in "Shoe"). Such fame is due the most "Hollywood"
of the "Hollywood Eighth". It was the history of the 91st and the rest of the
Mighty 8th" that, at a very early age motivated me to join the Air Force; just to be
like the men who were there and did it. In fact my first aircraft commander (in 1954) had
been in B-17s, so the string of history was very strong and binding only 9 years after the
event of the millenium. To see the 91st and other groups memorialized is heart-warming and
worthy of the effort - and results - which we can see. From one who was in a later airwar,
to those who were in THE AIRWAR that made it all possible, my respect, affection and
|John Cornell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Tuesday, 19 October `99 at 1:13pm
My (late) father Donald Cornell was ball turret gunner on Ack-Ack Annie, stationed at
Bassingbourn in the latter part of the war. Here's an unusual request--but: is there
anyone out there who was there--who remembers what color "Annie's" dress was on
the nose art? I found a local artist who will custom-paint a B-17G print that he makes
with nose art, ID markings, etc., but there are no existing color pictures of Ack-Ack
|Randa davis (email@example.com)
|Sunday, 17 October `99 at 3:41pm
Looking to correspond with anyone having knowledge of the crew of SAD SACK, 91st Bomb
Group, 323rd squadron, especially Frederick Howard Hitchins, my father. The crew was shot
OCTOBER 8, 1943, and at least 2 of the crew members were interned with my father at STALAG
XVIIB. I have the last name of one-MCLAUGHLIN.
What a terrific site!! Came across it while doing research on my father. Unfortunately he
passed away in 1995. Recently his mother (age 100) passed away and left many letters and
telegrams, and a partial journal my father wrote while a POW.
Would love to hear from anyone! It's important that my son and nieces and nephews
understand what sacrifices were made by my father and all the others in the 91st. Thank
you for the site!
|Richard Brown (RBrown1985@aol.com)
|Sunday, 17 October `99 at 3:22pm
Great web page! My grandfather, Kenneth McFarland was in the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd
Squadron as the pilot of "Blue Dreams". Like alot of vets, my grandfather was
not very open with his war experiences, preferring to put it behind him, so I am
interested in corresponding with anyone who might have info on "Blue Dreams".
|Leonard Contreras (LRC.Photo@worldnet.att.net)
|Saturday, 16 October `99 at 11:10pm
First off, I like to thank you for this web-site, for without it my search for
information on my uncle, Manuel P. Nunez, would be at a stand still. I would also like to
thank Lt. Armando J. Sinibaldo, (A.J.) for being so helpful with so much infomation,
pictutes of my uncle, and letting me bend his ear on the phone for hours. My Uncle Manuel
belonged to the 91st bomb group, 323rd squadron, June 1944. "Rambling Rebel",
"Shirley Jean", "Strictly G. I.", "Mary Lou", "Nine O
Nine", "General IKE", "Winged Victory", "Seattle
Sleeper", "Pard", "Geraldine" are some of the B17's that I know
my Uncle flew on. I'm still gathering information on him. Sixteen of his missions were on
planes piloted by Lt. John C. Pullen, a name that had become very familiar to me while
looking through military files. I received a e-mail on Oct. 15, from A.J., and was
saddened to learn that he had past away the day before. Although I never spoke to or met
the man, I felt I had lost a long time friend. My condolences to the Pullen Family.
America has lost another true veteran. My Uncle does not like to talk much about the past,
chosing instead to look to the future. He is doing well, living in California. I think I
can understand why he would like to forget the past, knowing now just a little bit of what
he went through. But those of us who are of the next generations must never forget the
high price that these great veterans gave and, in some cases, are still giving so that we
may enjoy the freedoms that we know today.
|Jack Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Friday, 15 October `99 at 12:46pm
My uncle, Monte Bryce Adams, was a pilot with the 91BG. I was
recently contacted by Cliff Schultz who flew with my uncle.
It would be a very special if there are others who know him
and would contact me. Thank you.
|Bob Striegel (email@example.com)
|Thursday, 14 October `99 at 10:03am
Great web site!! I'm looking for anyone who might have known my father-in-law Vernon
Baird. Vernon flew as a top turret gunner on a B-17 out of Bassingbourn. Vernon is retired
and doing well. He and his family are living in the Oklahoma City area.
|Steve Pena. Curator
91st BG Tower Museum, Bassingbourn, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Wednesday, 13 October `99 at 10:06am
I would like to endorse Gordy & Clay's comments about this website - it just keeps
getting better and better (well done Jim & Suzi).
I'm proud to be an Associate Life member of the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association and
able in my own small way to help in 'keeping the memory alive for those that come after'
at the very place where the the 91st Bomb Group were stationed. We that were born after
WWII will be forever indebted for what you did to help ensure the freedom we enjoy today.
Great to have the 91st Tour back at Bassingbourn last weekend - come back soon!
|Gordy Alton (email@example.com)
|Wednesday, 13 October `99 at 12:33am
I really like the work you folks have been doing on the 91st web page. It looks great
and is getting more features all the time. It is nice to see the veterans of this fine
group getting the recognition they are due. Thanks to all of you, and greetings from my
Dad, Donald Alton, who flew with the 323rd BS, July-Oct. '43, before being shot down and
interned in Stalag XVIIB.
Gordy Alton, BC, Can.