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leitmotiv
11-02-2007, 09:54 AM
My mother turned 91 today. She taught navigation to bomber navigators during the war. Received a vast number of marriage proposals. Turned all of them down because she was privy to the casualty reports for bomber aircrew over Europe. All the proposers returned! After seeing all the B-24s smearing themselves into mountains around Wyoming and Colorado on training missions, she has never gone near an airplane.

leitmotiv
11-02-2007, 09:54 AM
My mother turned 91 today. She taught navigation to bomber navigators during the war. Received a vast number of marriage proposals. Turned all of them down because she was privy to the casualty reports for bomber aircrew over Europe. All the proposers returned! After seeing all the B-24s smearing themselves into mountains around Wyoming and Colorado on training missions, she has never gone near an airplane.

Divine-Wind
11-02-2007, 11:08 AM
I'd bet... Wish her a happy birthday for all of us!

ploughman
11-02-2007, 11:11 AM
Yar, happy birthday Leit's mum Doris.

And who'd've thought it, a woman who can read a map. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Cajun76
11-02-2007, 11:19 AM
Doris won the war! =Salute=

MEGILE
11-02-2007, 11:25 AM
Happy Birthday Doris http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

JG53Frankyboy
11-02-2007, 11:27 AM
all the best to Doris !!

"Hoch soll sie leben,
hoch soll sie leben,
3 mal hooooooooooooooooooch !"

buzzsaw1939
11-02-2007, 11:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cajun76:
Doris won the war! =Salute= </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

KRISTORF
11-02-2007, 11:35 AM
Happy B/day Doris

SithSpeeder
11-02-2007, 12:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cajun76:
Doris won the war! =Salute= </div></BLOCKQUOTE> +2
And she trained those flyboys well enough to NOT splatter themselves into the mountains or to get lost over enemy territory. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

* _54th_Speeder *

leitmotiv
11-02-2007, 01:07 PM
The horrible winter storms were the bane of the training commands in Colorado and Wyoming. Fledgling B-24 aircrew were constantly getting lost in the white outs and smashing into the heights.

leitmotiv
11-02-2007, 01:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Yar, happy birthday Leit's mum Doris.

And who'd've thought it, a woman who can read a map. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the '60's, she used to make the trip from California to Colorado each summer in 24 hours nonstop---driving 100mph in her '65 Buick LeSabre. The original Mustang Sally. Compared to her, I drive like a matron aunt on sedatives.

knightflyte
11-02-2007, 01:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Yar, happy birthday Leit's mum Doris.

And who'd've thought it, a woman who can read a map. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the '60's, she used to make the trip from California to Colorado each summer in 24 hours---driving 100mph in her '65 Buick LeSabre. The original Mustang Sally. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


She sounds smart, daring and posesses style. Happy Birthday Doris.

foxyboy1964
11-02-2007, 01:20 PM
Happy birthday Leit's mum, and may you have many more. You cant get a replacement mate, so be sure to take good care of her.

joeap
11-02-2007, 01:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Yar, happy birthday Leit's mum Doris.

And who'd've thought it, a woman who can read a map. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the '60's, she used to make the trip from California to Colorado each summer in 24 hours nonstop---driving 100mph in her '65 Buick LeSabre. The original Mustang Sally. Compared to her, I drive like a matron aunt on sedatives. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No wonder she doesn't fly, she likes to drive!!

Happy birthday Doris!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

dtk419
11-02-2007, 02:04 PM
Happy Birthday Doris, and may you enjoy many more.

Thank you , Pooka

ploughman
11-02-2007, 02:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Yar, happy birthday Leit's mum Doris.

And who'd've thought it, a woman who can read a map. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the '60's, she used to make the trip from California to Colorado each summer in 24 hours nonstop---driving 100mph in her '65 Buick LeSabre. The original Mustang Sally. Compared to her, I drive like a matron aunt on sedatives. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sounds quite a dame your mum, I can see where you get your spirit from.

ultraHun
11-02-2007, 02:43 PM
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag to Doris!

leitmotiv
11-02-2007, 02:53 PM
Many thanks everybody!

waffen-79
11-02-2007, 03:31 PM
Congrats, and BEST wishes to your mother, Sir http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

nealn
11-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Great story and even greater that she is still with us. Best birthday wishes to your mom!

Neal

Low_Flyer_MkIX
11-02-2007, 04:51 PM
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Dagnabit
11-02-2007, 08:37 PM
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Happy Birthday Doris,and also many thanks for your service to our country. Im sure that there were many aircrews that were very thankful for your teachings too.

Sincerely Dag

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Esel1964
11-02-2007, 09:29 PM
Happy Birthday Doris,and thanks for your service. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Cool anecdotes about her,Leitmotiv.
Was she a WASP,if so was she ever based at Sweet-water,TX(the hyphen doesn't really belong there,I'm getting around the "dirty word" software),that's where their museum is (http://www.waspwwii.org/museum/) ?

Here in Waco,we had 2 WW2 airfields,and WASPs were at both,but there was a group that did exactly what your mother did at one of them.

woofiedog
11-02-2007, 10:10 PM
Happy Birthday Doris!

Tab_Flettner
11-02-2007, 10:21 PM
~S!~

Happy Birthday and all the best!

BillyTheKid_22
11-03-2007, 12:18 PM
Happy Birthday Doris!!! ~S~ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif



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leitmotiv
11-03-2007, 12:40 PM
Many thanks to all. If she didn't have severe osteoporosis, she would be in perfect shape. Takes no medicine, not even aspirin, not even vitamins. Smoked until 85!

major_setback
11-03-2007, 12:45 PM
Then it must be Doris Day!.
Wish her many more days.

Jagdgeschwader2
11-03-2007, 12:50 PM
Happy Birthday Doris! And many more! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

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Targ
11-04-2007, 02:24 AM
Happy Birthday Doris!

Feathered_IV
11-04-2007, 05:40 AM
And a belated Happy Birthday from me too!

leitmotiv
11-04-2007, 04:45 PM
Doris thanks all!