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Bearcat99
04-28-2004, 08:10 AM
Jack Keller (http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/heroes/jackkeller/jackkeller.shtml) I was in contact with this man. He is apparently involved in therestoration of a B-17. Good stuff.

<UL TYPE=SQUARE>http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/bookstore/tuskegeebondposter.jpg (http://tuskegeeairmen.org/airmen/who.html)[/list]<UL TYPE=SQUARE>vflyer@comcast.net [/list]<UL TYPE=SQUARE>99thPursuit Squadron IL2 Forgotten Battles (http://www.geocities.com/rt_bearcat)[/list]
UDQMG (http://www.uberdemon.com/index2.html) | HYPERLOBBY (http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/) | IL2 Manager (http://www.checksix-fr.com/bibliotheque/detail_fichier.php?ID=1353) | MUDMOVERS (http://www.mudmovers.com/)

[This message was edited by Bearcat99 on Wed April 28 2004 at 07:25 AM.]

Bearcat99
04-28-2004, 08:10 AM
Jack Keller (http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/heroes/jackkeller/jackkeller.shtml) I was in contact with this man. He is apparently involved in therestoration of a B-17. Good stuff.

<UL TYPE=SQUARE>http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/bookstore/tuskegeebondposter.jpg (http://tuskegeeairmen.org/airmen/who.html)[/list]<UL TYPE=SQUARE>vflyer@comcast.net [/list]<UL TYPE=SQUARE>99thPursuit Squadron IL2 Forgotten Battles (http://www.geocities.com/rt_bearcat)[/list]
UDQMG (http://www.uberdemon.com/index2.html) | HYPERLOBBY (http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/) | IL2 Manager (http://www.checksix-fr.com/bibliotheque/detail_fichier.php?ID=1353) | MUDMOVERS (http://www.mudmovers.com/)

[This message was edited by Bearcat99 on Wed April 28 2004 at 07:25 AM.]

Udidtoo
04-28-2004, 08:17 AM
Lucky Bastards indeed! Every time I see that it makes me reflect on just what is the magic combination of luck,skill and possibly? devine protection? that dictates the you win/you loose factor.

Very cool getting to know one of the chosen few.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Eagle_361st
04-28-2004, 09:19 AM
Very cool Bear. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~S!
Eagle
Commanding Officer 361st vFG
www.361stvfg.com (http://www.361stvfg.com)
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capt_frank
04-28-2004, 09:29 AM
i was standing in line with my wife at a local fruit and vegetable "stand" and for some reason got to talking to the gentleman in front of us...ends up he was a b-17 pilot in wwii...said it was a dream to fly. i didn't ask about any war experiences, etc. as i didn't want delve into anything personal. small world this is.

and here's a funny story from a guy named emory jones who i knew a few years back. his father was a wwii b-24 pilot, his name was captain jones (first name, last name) and his rank was that of a captain. when he was shot down and interrogated by the germans, they asked what his rank and name was, with his reply being "captain captain jones". emory said the germans thought his dad was a smart-a$$... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Deathreaper666
04-28-2004, 10:23 AM
That site is a nice little tribute to those fine men. I wonder how the stories of those men will be remembered or forgotten by future generations.

This forum is a great place for one reason, the guys like Bearcat that provide this information and never let us forget. Bearcat thank you. I think someone like UCLANUPE should make a movie about these guys. I loved that movie about the Red Tailed Ace, Lee Archer. I just want to thank guys like you that will not let these great men's stories fade away. Salute~

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Heavy_Weather
04-28-2004, 10:53 AM
nice link Bearcat, great stuff http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"The wise man is often the man who plays dumb."

yarbles67
04-28-2004, 11:55 AM
Very cool.

By the way, I have a story related to the Redtail squadron. A while back, I ran into a guy at Bojangles near my work (Wash DC area) that was a member of the Redtails ground crew. My co-workers and I were sitting there eating our pulled pork sandwhiches and drinking iced-tea when an old guy walks in wearing a Tuskegee Airmen alumni cap. I sat there for a bit struggling with the decision whether or not I should go interupt the man's lunch and start hammering away with questions. I felt like a groupie. Well, I went to the guy and introduced myself. Before long, I had stuck up a conversation with the guy. I think he was sort of flattered that somebody (especially the area I work in) recognized the significance of the cap. Well, he serviced the P51 that were flown. He had quite a few stories about his experiences in England. The guy was a class act and didn't seem to mind me hammering away with a million questions. I wish I recorded the conversation so that I could have posted his memories.