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B-17 Aerial Gunner ( Small group of items )

Article about: Guys, here is a small group I obtained this past weekend from an 88yr old,( last surviving member of his crew), Waist Gunner who flew 30 missions over germany. Thought you'd like to see. Bes

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    Default B-17 Aerial Gunner ( Small group of items )

    Guys, here is a small group I obtained this past weekend from an 88yr old,( last surviving member of his crew), Waist Gunner who flew 30 missions over germany. Thought you'd like to see. Best, Hal
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    Lovely collection,
    any details of what bomb group he was in and where he was stationed??

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    Quote by gibba1008 View Post
    Lovely collection,
    any details of what bomb group he was in and where he was stationed??
    My apologies for not getting back sooner. He was stationed at Thurleigh, near Bedford, north of London; 306th B.Grp., 423rd squadron. Best Regards, Hal

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    A very nice group from a brave airman.
    I especially like the citation for the Oak Leaf Cluster !




    Regards,




    Steve.

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    so nice to see these documents and the rest in one collection..

    cheers,

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    Excellent piece of history made all the better by his record of missions
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks guys for the nice compliments. Regards, Hal

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