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Steve B
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"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}> wrote in message
> On 2012-12-30 19:35:01 -0800, "Steve B" <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>>>> Awesome picture. My dad was a flight engineer on a B-24M in the
>>>>> Pacific
>>>>> Theater. He got four bronze stars. Never ever spoke a word about it.
>>>>> Steve
>>>> If your dad flew in that B24 in the SW Pacific, New Guinea, Rabaul,
>>>> Bismark Archipelago, Borneo, Philippines, 1943-44, he might well have
>>>> had my father flying escort for him.

>> He was in the "Long Rangers". The 13th AF, USAC. 307th bomb group out
>> of
>> Morotai. Philipines, Borneo, Balikapapan. Many others. He never spoke
>> of
>> it. I got copies of his medals, and have his photo album, complete with
>> his
>> uniform medals and wings. Musta seen a lot.

> My father flew escort for several of the Balikpapan raids where the
> bombers flew out of Morotai and the escorts off of Biak Island. Those were
> the longest round trip bomber missions and fighter escorts of the entire
> war. On one of those escorts he had two confirmed kills and won a Silver
> Star.
>> Who wrote the racial comment? Must be someone I already 86'd, as I saw
>> it
>> as an add on to the other posts.
>> Steve

> That is a provocateur, quite ignorable.
> --
> Regards,
> Savageduck

Morotai is not the largest piece of real estate in the world. I would bet
two bucks they may have been known to each other.


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