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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2014-01-03 8:04 pm   Permalink

LOL OMG That's FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-01-07 10:27 am   Permalink

Pele Paul, I'm not sure what movie this is from, but I thought you would like it.








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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2014-01-17 10:06 pm   Permalink

wow!!!! I love it!!!! looking to sell my house so I can buy one with a bigger backyard!!!! no joke I meet with a realator on Monday!!!! thanks for the pic it gives me ideas!!!!!

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2014-01-18 04:13 am   Permalink

Hey BK, that 417th yearbook is an awesome find. I haven't seen one of those. As fate would have it I did some research for a buddy of mine. His grandfather was with the Sky Lancers 417th. He was a pilot and flew the A-20 Havoc in New Guinea among other theaters during the war. He had a photo album showing the huts they slept in and even had a complete bar in a hut made totally out of bamboo. Those guys were bad ass bomber drivers during the war. His grandfather took out an enemy ack-ack site in the mountains of New Guinea even as his A-20 took direct hits and lost an engine. He got his plane and boys back to base safe. Thanks for posting the book. Here is the logo for the group.




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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-01-18 3:21 pm   Permalink

That logo's on the first page. Do you know his name?

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2014-01-18 4:09 pm   Permalink

If I remember right his last name was Morely


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-01-18 4:17 pm   Permalink

I'll check the book, in a few.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-01-18 5:05 pm   Permalink

Hey, Trav!
I found an Erving Morley from Vicksburg, Michigan on the roster of the 675th!

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2014-01-18 5:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-01-18 17:05, Big Kahuna wrote:
Hey, Trav!
I found an Erving Morley from Vicksburg, Michigan on the roster of the 675th!

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Thanks, that's him. Would have loved to talk with him but he passed away in 1968. Unfortunately my buddy grew up never meeting his grandfather. The 675th Bomb Squadron attached to the 417th Bomb Group was his squadron. Thanks again.
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-01-18 6:03 pm   Permalink

Here's the logo for the 675th.

Lt. Morley was one of only eight men, in the bomber group, to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross: for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Trav, he undoubtedly received this for the very mission you described.



 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-01-18 6:38 pm   Permalink

Here's some shots from the various Officers Club pages:














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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-01-18 7:37 pm   Permalink

Cool photos, Rick !

 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-01-18 10:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Sven! You know I love this stuff!

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-02-18 6:31 pm   Permalink

If you're in the KCET Los Angeles viewing area tonight at 9pm on Globe Trekker they're exploring various sites of WW II battles in the Pacific.

http://www.kcet.org/shows/globe_trekker/globe-trekker-special-world-war-ii-in-the-pacific-1.html?utm=fb

You can also buy the DVD on Amazon.com.

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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2014-02-18 6:41 pm   Permalink

wow that's some great photos!!! thanks for sharing

 
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