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Close Call over Astrolabe Bay

In a diary entry, William M. Ahl of the 63rd Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group recounted a particularly tense mission to Astrolabe Bay on December 18, 1942. 685 more words


The Fly Over: The Excursionist V

I like fly overs.  The jets roar over a stadium during halftime…or more interestingly, the  Italian Air Force planes that swept over the church in Italy the moment when Pavarotti’s coffin was brought out of the church.   243 more words


The Better Option

Cancer instances in America are on the rise. That remains one of the main reasons I have for writing at this page. Though more common is the disease yet, has anyone ever seen TV ads for… 464 more words


Still with us

History in the making

Late one English midsummer afternoon, eighteen young men fell out of the sky over Allhallows, Kent, in England. 

The date was June 19th, 1944 and they were the victims of German flak. 1,101 more words

8th Air Force

“For Better or Worse” Part 1

All the times when I’ve considered the future in my years on earth, I never gave a second thought to the idea of injecting myself intravenously, daily. 566 more words