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CzechTexan
06-06-2008, 09:05 AM
The Fort Worth, Texas Star-Telegram newspaper had a nice front-page article that I thought would be an interesting read.

The headline: Texan returning to Normandy 64 years later

Summary: A plane that Dawson Moreland flew during World War II has been restored and is going on display in a French town.

Link is here: http://www.star-telegram.com/state_news/story/682508.html

For pics click on the link next to the article in the "related content" section.

(Does your newspaper have veterans' articles like this?) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

CzechTexan
06-06-2008, 09:05 AM
The Fort Worth, Texas Star-Telegram newspaper had a nice front-page article that I thought would be an interesting read.

The headline: Texan returning to Normandy 64 years later

Summary: A plane that Dawson Moreland flew during World War II has been restored and is going on display in a French town.

Link is here: http://www.star-telegram.com/state_news/story/682508.html

For pics click on the link next to the article in the "related content" section.

(Does your newspaper have veterans' articles like this?) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Choctaw111
06-06-2008, 10:44 AM
That is a GREAT story...and to think he is over there right now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-HH-Dubbo
06-06-2008, 11:20 AM
Very cool read. Thanks

CzechTexan
06-06-2008, 12:13 PM
I was amazed by the plane's history after ww2 and found shot up in Yugoslavia recently. I think the French people did a really great job with this.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

T_O_A_D
06-10-2008, 08:01 AM
What a trip he is taking, my thoughts are with him. Dang near makes me cry just thinking about it.

BOA_Allmenroder
06-10-2008, 11:40 AM
We can imagine the moment:




A tired, careworn hand reaches out and touches the skin, as pilots are fond of doing.

"Well old girl" he says, "glad to see your still here."

Somehow, you get the feeling the aircraft is gently whispering the same.

gedunkman
06-11-2008, 08:16 PM
I must pass this on, Mr. L.M.Watkins passed away this week. He befriended me when I was a teenager. He lived across the street from me in Albuquerque New Mexico. His kids and I played together. He towed gliders with his C-47 on D-Day.

Rest in peace Mr. Watkins.

S~