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Burnin_777_AVG
07-20-2004, 01:19 PM
Ya thats right my Grandma! Stationed at Santa Monica, CA Airfield in 1944-45. While she served in the USAAF.

BV

http://777AVG.com/screens/grandma1.jpg

http://777AVG.com/screens/grandma2.jpg

http://777AVG.com/screens/grandma3.jpg

Burnin_777_AVG
07-20-2004, 01:19 PM
Ya thats right my Grandma! Stationed at Santa Monica, CA Airfield in 1944-45. While she served in the USAAF.

BV

http://777AVG.com/screens/grandma1.jpg

http://777AVG.com/screens/grandma2.jpg

http://777AVG.com/screens/grandma3.jpg

IV_JG51_Razor
07-20-2004, 02:04 PM
Nice Gams!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Baco-ECV56
07-20-2004, 02:27 PM
Nice Pictures Burning, Thanks for sharing them with us.

Texas LongHorn
07-20-2004, 02:51 PM
Thanks for sharing. Funny thing though, those old lace up shoes are still my Gran's favorites. All the best, LongHorn

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Waldo.Pepper
07-20-2004, 03:35 PM
I think she's overmodeled. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sorry - irresitable.

Thanks for sharing. Hope I can did up some of my dad in the Air Force during WW2.

I've got the other side covered too with my wifes family.

ElAurens
07-20-2004, 06:34 PM
Very nice...

Somewhere I have some pics of my father in one of the USAAF Swing Bands... I'll try to dig 'em up.

I love to see photos from the WW2 period. they help to put faces on the numbers and statistics, and really help us to remember that they were young, so terribly young....

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necrobaron
07-20-2004, 07:29 PM
Thanks for posting these pics. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

You say she was in the USAAF. Was your grandmother a WASP?

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heywooood
07-20-2004, 07:48 PM
Nice pics , BV

Thanks for sharing a little of your family history with us... and a thank-you to all of those who served, and who serve today.



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icrash
07-20-2004, 08:34 PM
Yo Burnin, scan all the pics & put on disc. You can always get a copy if something happens to the original. Acid-free is the only way to go for albums (bad thing happen to pics, letters and everything else otherwise). Have you got a copy of her military records? You might be able to get them from a local geneological library if there is one. I managed to find records on some of mine on microfilm. BTW I did a lot of work on the family tree thing as if you could not tell. Time consuming and frustrating on occasion but the end results are worth it.
Thanks for the pics, much better than some of the other things I have seen lately.

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Burnin_777_AVG
07-20-2004, 10:43 PM
Hey guys,

First off my grandma Alice is still alive ;-) Secondly, I do believe she has her USAAF records handy. I will ask for them. Thirdly, she was not a WASP aircrew or pilot, but was in the USAAF or WAAC as it were. I know she dated a P-38 pilot during the war and met my grandfather John (B-26 aircrewman) towards the end of it. Her actual job was a driver and she also helped make training films.

My grandma always participated in helping veterans and was president of the West Covina, CA post of the VFW for several years.

Glad you like the photos. I also have some WWI stuff I got from my moms boyfriend I need to scan.

BV

Waldo.Pepper
07-21-2004, 10:42 PM
Hmmm - training films. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Merlin (FZG_Immel)
07-22-2004, 05:27 PM
who said pilots always get the lady.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ?

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Bearcat99
07-22-2004, 09:01 PM
Tell Grandma this guy thinks she was a real cutie.... true beauty never dies.. it changes with time but it never fully fades away.

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Loki-PF
07-22-2004, 09:32 PM
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Salute Burnin.

Great Pics, She's a great lady and way ahead of her time, (not to mention a great patriot). Good to be amongst folks who share and understand my passion for history from this era.

This is my dad on graduation as a Naval cadet before he shipped out to the PTO as a Naval Aviator.

http://home.mchsi.com/~mack_rc51/U.S._NAVY_1944.jpg

Burnin_777_AVG
07-23-2004, 12:53 AM
Thanks guys. Hey Loki, what plane did your pops fly?

BV

PBNA-Boosher
07-23-2004, 10:45 AM
Cool stuff guys, I wish I had a pic of my grandad when he was a B-17 radio operator. he served in both Europe and the Pacific.

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