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M2morris
10-14-2006, 11:56 PM
I used to be bored by my grandma telling me about my grandpa Gayle and how he lied about his age and joined the Navy at age 17 back in 1926. I would get a letter from her no matter where I was in the world. She would tell me about grandpa Gayle and how he later developed health problems and that he could'nt serve during WW2. However; he worked for Lockheed and he always talked about the "Spaghetti in those P-38s" refering to the wiring. Apparently he also helped build the jig that formed the nose cone of the XP-59. "He finally became a more decent man in his later years" (According to Gramma.)Grandpa Gayle died in 1994, and I hope they are together now. They may be bickering, but I hope they are at-least together again. Gramma-Beeps was of very strong character and she kept her house and gardens neat and tidy and fresh to the very end on her own, because she wanted it that way. I will miss her letters,my family will miss her, she was a living breathing piece of history.
Evelyn G.(Beeps)Sudduth 2/5/1909 - 5/20/2006
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M2morris
10-14-2006, 11:56 PM
I used to be bored by my grandma telling me about my grandpa Gayle and how he lied about his age and joined the Navy at age 17 back in 1926. I would get a letter from her no matter where I was in the world. She would tell me about grandpa Gayle and how he later developed health problems and that he could'nt serve during WW2. However; he worked for Lockheed and he always talked about the "Spaghetti in those P-38s" refering to the wiring. Apparently he also helped build the jig that formed the nose cone of the XP-59. "He finally became a more decent man in his later years" (According to Gramma.)Grandpa Gayle died in 1994, and I hope they are together now. They may be bickering, but I hope they are at-least together again. Gramma-Beeps was of very strong character and she kept her house and gardens neat and tidy and fresh to the very end on her own, because she wanted it that way. I will miss her letters,my family will miss her, she was a living breathing piece of history.
Evelyn G.(Beeps)Sudduth 2/5/1909 - 5/20/2006
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/14OCT06.jpg

Endy1
10-15-2006, 02:43 AM
A nice post. In spite of your grandpa's health problems during the 40s, he went on to live to a ripe old age. Sounds like your grandma did too.
I wish I'd asked more of my parents history, now it's to late. All i know is my dad spent time in Burma alongside the Chindits and went to Japan after the war, for a while.

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Tally-ho

Dave

ronison
10-15-2006, 05:32 PM
M2morris my grandfather also worked for Lockheed during the war till 43 then joined the Army Aircorps. He was aslo asigned to working on the P-38 tail assembaly and later worked on the Constilation, though I dont know what he did spacificly on the Conny. My dad recently gave me his Lockheed ID tag.

M2morris
10-15-2006, 05:39 PM
Thnks Endy1, and hey ronison maybe they knew eachother at Lockheed. I geuss we will never know.

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10-16-2006, 11:15 AM
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