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Bearcat99
02-13-2006, 05:45 PM
Nasby Wynne Jr. of the 332nd passed away today. These men are departing at an alarming rate. I intend to make the MAAM WWII weekend in reading again this year GOD willing and the creek dont rise. All of these men are so inspiring. Like my 92 year old uncle Clyde who passed away in 03 used to say to em.. "Boy gittin old ain't for sissies....." but these men do it with such grace. When I met Bud Anderson last year he was so down to Earth.. and Eugene Richardson of the 332nd and Burt Levy of the 477th.... all these guys carry themselves with such class.... It amazes me the way the German fliers have that same something.. and these guys can get together and put aside the past and act like men. You gotta love this history man... you gotta love it.

Straighten up!!!! Fly Right.. Nasby Wynne Jr. You are home already.

Bearcat99
02-13-2006, 05:45 PM
Nasby Wynne Jr. of the 332nd passed away today. These men are departing at an alarming rate. I intend to make the MAAM WWII weekend in reading again this year GOD willing and the creek dont rise. All of these men are so inspiring. Like my 92 year old uncle Clyde who passed away in 03 used to say to em.. "Boy gittin old ain't for sissies....." but these men do it with such grace. When I met Bud Anderson last year he was so down to Earth.. and Eugene Richardson of the 332nd and Burt Levy of the 477th.... all these guys carry themselves with such class.... It amazes me the way the German fliers have that same something.. and these guys can get together and put aside the past and act like men. You gotta love this history man... you gotta love it.

Straighten up!!!! Fly Right.. Nasby Wynne Jr. You are home already.

Texan...
02-13-2006, 05:54 PM
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GR142-Pipper
02-13-2006, 07:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Nasby Wynne Jr. of the 332nd passed away today. These men are departing at an alarming rate. I intend to make the MAAM WWII weekend in reading again this year GOD willing and the creek dont rise. All of these men are so inspiring. Like my 92 year old uncle Clyde who passed away in 03 used to say to em.. "Boy gittin old ain't for sissies....." but these men do it with such grace. When I met Bud Anderson last year he was so down to Earth.. and Eugene Richardson of the 332nd and Burt Levy of the 477th.... all these guys carry themselves with such class.... It amazes me the way the German fliers have that same something.. and these guys can get together and put aside the past and act like men. You gotta love this history man... you gotta love it.

Straighten up!!!! Fly Right.. Nasby Wynne Jr. You are home already. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Truly the "Greatest Generation".

GR142-Pipper

Treetop64
02-13-2006, 07:23 PM
It is inspiring to see these guys, from all sides, get together and hang out, knowing that they were doing everything they could to kill each more than half a century ago. I hope I grow to have half the class these guys exibit.

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MLudner
02-13-2006, 07:56 PM
You know, at first sight I was gonna make a joke using an old America tune, but now seeing what this thread is about I'll check the crack at the door and instead say:

Now cracks a noble heart; Good night, sweet prince, and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Enforcer572005
02-13-2006, 09:29 PM
I wish i could thank them somehow, but i think we serve them well if we keep thier memories and experiences alive, which is part of what we do on here, albeit with not as much class sometimes. These were the guys that got going when the going got tuff. Where do we find such men? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

danjama
02-15-2006, 07:09 PM
bump for a thread that deserves much more thought and time than many on the front page at the moment

Gold_Monkey
02-15-2006, 08:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I wish i could thank them somehow, but i think we serve them well if we keep thier memories and experiences alive, which is part of what we do on here, albeit with not as much class sometimes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Amen Enforcer, S! to the Greatest Generation

Ashton1972
02-15-2006, 09:33 PM
As a long time observer of this forum, this post compelled me to to join. I have family members who served in WWII and after.One in particular was a member of the "Big Red One" who let me read some of the letters he and his wife(RIP) wrote to each other during his service 1940-1946. Must say every time I hear one these stellar persons passes away the country as a whole loses a bit of greatness!

Kuna_
02-16-2006, 04:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Like my 92 year old uncle Clyde who passed away in 03 used to say to em.. "Boy gittin old ain't for sissies....." but these men do it with such grace. When I met Bud Anderson last year he was so down to Earth.. and Eugene Richardson of the 332nd and Burt Levy of the 477th.... all these guys carry themselves with such class.... It amazes me the way the German fliers have that same something.. and these guys can get together and put aside the past and act like men. You gotta love this history man... you gotta love it.

Straighten up!!!! Fly Right.. Nasby Wynne Jr. You are home already. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Anyway what your uncle said is very very true. My grandpa & grandma passed away few months ago (in 12 days they both passed away).
My grandpa was making us all laugh with his jokes untill his last moment... he was so funny guy and I miss him. He was ww2 soldier too, although he served in infantry.

hotspace
02-16-2006, 04:36 AM
Awful news http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

whiteladder
02-16-2006, 09:28 AM
Maybe a good oppurtnity to post this again.

Salute to them all

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Capt.England
02-16-2006, 12:14 PM
Respect due to all our brave vet's.

As bearcat say's, the amount of people left who served in WW2 is quickly disappearing. Even more so the old soldiers of WW1. I found out just the other day that there's maybe only 4 people left who fought for Britain in WW1.

S!

T_O_A_D
02-16-2006, 01:51 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Salute to all those men and women from that generation. May we find in our generations some way to continue their greatness, and honor them the best way we can.

And not produce another Generation like just before them that caused such a mess, that they had to correct.

Albeit I fear its already too late. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

telsono
02-16-2006, 05:27 PM
Bearcat;

I was always wondering about your opinion on James Lincoln Holt Peck who flew during the Spanish Civil War. Not to add fire to the controversy if he was an ace or not, but the interesting aviation career he did have.
Wasn't he unable to fly in WWII because of the blacklisting placed on all Americans who flew in Spain? Hss later life as an author, aeronautical engineer, etc. was interesting.

Enforcer572005
02-16-2006, 06:38 PM
James Howard flew in spain as well, and he was an ace in both the AVG and as a P51 pilot in the 8th AF. I know HE didnt get blacklisted. Cant imagine them blacklisting any qualified pilots in those desperate times.

telsono
02-17-2006, 11:31 AM
Enforcer;
I haven't seen any referncesd to James Howard in Spain. At the time he was recruited for the AVG he was in the USN as a fighter pilot in VF-6 on the Enterprise. He had entered Naval aviation in 1937 after he graduated from Pomona College in California.
Tinker was the only Spanish Civil War veteran that was accepted to fly in China, but committed suicide prior to leaving.

Bremspropeller
02-17-2006, 11:37 AM
Salute to a great warrior and aviator http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif