I have to say to the pilots who brought their crews back with the damages they sustained, amazing piloting! for those that did not, they are missed but never forgotten. I think that the pilots and gunners of the bombers had one hell of a job to do, and they all relied on each other in their wing for support. Its sad to look at the mission rosters and after action reports and see the logs showing the planes that left and the #'s that retuned. At the 8th AF museum in Savannah, GA they had hundreds of them on file, one that stuck out in my mind was one from the controller, handwritten the number of planes out-32 planes in 7........... staggering.......all those men in one flight. I am rebuilding a jeep, since thats what the budget allows, but I would love to give a ride to any 8th vet anytime, we owe them all more than we think!
1941 Slat #104795 sold to Mark Harvey
1944 GPW #222423 restored for dad <-- he's lovin it
1942 GPW #86245 FINALLY!! one for me!!!!!