- Name:Tim Schulte
Mr. Henderson, As a friend of Danny Dietz,
resident of Colorado, and member of the NAVSPECWAR community, I
appreciate your uncompromising position on his memorial. As you said,
you cant satisfy everybody, and thank GOD you are not bowing to the
will of a couple of anti-gun kooks. For Ms. Cuesta to link this
memorial to Columbine, in any way, is an insult to the Dietz family,
the Naval Special Warfare community and every other fallen hero in our
LCDR Tim Schulte
- Name: Cathy Connelly
Trying to find any info on relative Jerald or
Gerald (Jerry) Owens, who wnet down over the Burma Hump in WW2, about
1945. Plane /bodies never found that I am aware of. Anyone know of
where to look for info?? Cannot find ANY record of his ever
- Name: Edith Chenault
My dad flew with the 389th Bombardment Group In
the European Theater Operations as a belly gunner....they called him
Pops since he was the oldest of the crew at 21....I only have names of
Harmon, Carpenter, Clay, Dunbar, Bivins, Van
Camp, Howard, Williams, Waller, Lindmier, Smelly
- Name: Devra Bailey Murphy
My sincere thanks to all who served and to their
families for their sacrifices. If anyone has any info on SSGT Wilford
C. Baily whose plane went down over the Burma Hump on 1/10/45, it would
be truly appreciated. Blessings.
- Name: PETE MINIX
My name is Pete Minix, and my hobby for the last
7 years, has been collecting and compiling World War II veteran
histories. I currently have over 160 World War II veterans, from all
branches, in my private library. None of this information is given out
or published for a monetary gain. If you wish to share this information
with me, I would greatly appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from
Peter D. Minix
- Name: ART SCHLITZ
China India Tinian 1944 1945 468th Bomb Group.
We will never forget the 243 MEN we lost. Heros of the 468th. GOD BLESS
THEM ONE AND ALL
- Name: ART SCHLITZ
Chanute Field-Smokey Hill KS. China-India-Tinian
1943--1945 -468th Gp. 792nd Sq.
- Name: Ronald Potter
Mr. Ambrose's book on D-Day is an insult to
Canadians and Britons. It is a fact that Canadians made the furthest
advances during D-Day, accomplished more objectives than any other
Allied units & the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion that were
the first Allied troops to land in Fortress Europe secured more
objectives than any other paratroops that jumped in advance of the
landings. Canadians made an equal contribution to winning both World
Wars compared to our British and American comrades.
- Name: Art Schlitz
I was stationed in Pengshan, China A7 in 1944
468th Bomb Group-792nd Squad-Does anyone remember the good old days???
- Name: ewa
Does anyone have memories of Art Curren, a much
decorated WW II pilot in the Pacific?
- Name: Gareth Morris
We are a British documentary production company
researching the US 'Eagle Squadron' pilots who flew spitfire in early
WWII. We would like to hear from any surviving pilots or anyone who has
family connections/photos or old movie footage.
- Name: Marty
- Email: Elitescapes<NoSpam>@aol.com
Great Site, wonderful work! My Uncle was a WWII
fighter pilot, he flew Spitfires with the American Eagle Squadron,
RAF...then later P-51's with the 4th fighter group. I wonder if you
know him, since he lives near you in Colorado Springs. His name is
Wilson "Bill" Edwards, he is quite a guy!
- Name: CARMINE
- Email: c_pelaia001<NoSpam>@sympatico.ca
HOWARD HUGHS IN MY OPINION WAS A GREAT PIONEER
OF FLIGHT. THANKS TO HIS CONTRIBUTION IT'S AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS LIKE ME
WHO UNFORTUNATELY WERE NOT BORN IN THE 30'S AND FORTIES, WHO CAN ENJOY
THIS GREAT MAN'S TALENT.
- Name: Robert Watson
- Email: rwwloc<NoSpam>@att.net
Dad was in the 3731 QM trk Co any info in
reference to Dad would be appreciated
- Name: Alvin Levine
- Email: lev713<NoSpam>@aol.com
My dad was in the 15th Aircore flying over Italy
and North Africa He was a Bombardiar in the B-24. His name was Jacob B.
Levine (Jack). His plane was named "The Duck". I am proud to say that I
was named after one of the guys that didn't make it home. His Name Was
Alvin Drock and he was the navigator. Alvin Drock died in my dad's arms.
My dad served from 1942-45 If anyone knows
anyone or anything about the Plane or the names Alvin Drock or Jack
Levine, please contact.
- Name: Dennis Withers
- Email: dww47<NoSpam>@ris.net
Robert, I would like to Thank You from all vets,
including our young men fighting in Iraq. Your interest and work on THE
DUST OFF memorial will help bring an awareness long over due, to the
American people. This Memorial / Tribute will help let the nation know.
Yes, there are consequences, and our nation needs to recognize this is
an issue, for the returning combat soldier.
THANK YOU, Robert & Cheryl for
stepping up to the plate on this issue.
- Name: David N Ford
- Email: dford<NoSpam>@stlawu.edu
I'm a founding member of the American Air Museum
in Britain, good Luck and best wishes.
- Name: Edmund Robert
- Email: airforceed<NoSpam>@comcast.net
Robert: I hope we can put our visions and your
talents to realize a Memorial to Aviation in Fort Collins.
- Name: Tom Allen
- Email: thomasleonallen<NoSpam>@netscape.net
Good to hear from you, Bob. Thanks for the
postcard and picture of your recent work.
Great Web site! Recent work is excellent and
quite a contrast to the "Tree of Life" and fountains in your past.
I'm sending your URL to bomber pilot vet of
WWII. I'm sure he'll also find your site interesting.
- Name: paul rouleau
this is for my dad ,its good to know some one
- Name: B.J.Cascio
- Email: bcascio<NoSpam>@austin.rr.com
I was radio man on B-29 #234, 15thAF 428 bomb
unit with Crossroad Project. Stationed at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque,
N.M. I was discharged Dec 1946 and my plane crashed Jan 1947 loosing
all 14 aboard. May God have mercey on them.
- Name: Dr. James Cohen
- Email: james.cohen<NoSpam>@gte.net
In memory of my father, a hero of the CBI
Theater. A great pilot, a wonderful father and husband, and an even
more wonderful human being. May his memory live on in our hearts.
- Name: Paul Carpenter
- Email: Paulcarps69<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
My Uncle, (Great-uncle)in more ways than one,
was a waist gunner in the 449th...His initial B24 was "The Mighty
Mouse." I have heard so much about all of you brave men and what you
did for me, my freedom and my way of life. I would like to thank all of
you for the sacrifices you made and in particular, to my Uncle, Angelo
Gervasi......Great Love and Respect to each of you....Who are still
with us and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.....THANK YOU
- Name: Jerry Young
- Email: jerryyoung<NoSpam>@tchgmac.com
Very nice site. Looking for a nice gift for my
dad, pilot of a C47 flying the Hump. We are so very proud of him and
all of those who served with him. My 3 brothers, 3 sisters and now 27
grandchildren are blessed that he is yet with us living his remaining
summers in Minnesota and wintering in Tucson.
- Name: robert boisvert
- Email: m.j.beaulieu<NoSpam>@att.net
this is my friends name that flew the hump
- Name: Deanna
- Email: dstancil<NoSpam>@charter.net
We just lost our Grandpa. looking for a special
present to remember him.
- Name: Gary
- Email: budgy<NoSpam>@nycap.rr.com
My Dad Robert was an aerial engineer in a
C-46...flew the hump many times bringing supplies in to India and Burma
and China. I am proud of what he accomplished for our country even tho'
he never talked about it much. He died a little over 2 yrs ago, age 77.
I miss him...
- URL: http://www.patrou.com
Great site, great stuff, I had the chance to
work on a film done on a B24 for 6 months flying all over southern ca.
- Name: linda haley
- Email: a33slavegirl<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
just now checkingit out looking for info on Life
or Flak Shack for my father
- Name: ARMAND
- Email: b-17<NoSpam>@tampabay.rr.com
91ST BOMB GROUP--GREAT SITE
- Name: Shari
- Email: kimm<NoSpam>@heavysad.com
- URL: http://www.heavenlypony.com
my uncle is a pilot
- Name: Lyle Becker
- Email: l.becker<NoSpam>@verizon.net
C46 Hump Pilot based at Chabua.
Thanks for the site!!!
- Name: Dharmanath
- Email: dharmanathf<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
- URL: http://www.skywebindia.com
Great website... always been a fan of World Word
story books especially ones with RAF fighters
- Name: Alfred J. Gardner
- Email: alflogard<NoSpam>@aol.com
I flew the C-47 in support of the British 14th
Army in Burma and the C-46 over the "Hump" to China.
- Name: Gregory Boodakian
Robert--We met numerous times since you are in
Canon City as well as myself. During the Korean War my mission was
being engine mechanic on R3350 reciprocating engines of the B-29. I
still love that flying goose. Job well done on your Warbird site.
- Name: Fish Oil
- Email: Fish_Oil_25<NoSpam>@aol.com
- URL: http://www.omega3-fish-oil.com/
- Name: Woodworth, Mark D.
- Email: yarrish<NoSpam>@earthlink.net
In Memory of Douglas R. Woodworth
858sq/492bg/8th AAF B-24-J # 086+F
- Name: MIKE KOVACS
- Email: KOVACSMK<NoSpam>@ACCESS4LESS.NET
ex USAF crew chief F-101F Voodoo 58-276. Once
flown by Col F Gabreski. Aircraft still exists at Warner-Robbins in Ga.
Salute to all flyers and maintainers.
- Name: vickie
- Email: vickierodgers423<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
- URL: http://www.personal-site.com/vickie/
- Name: Arthur Scott
- Email: Yankeetrucking<NoSpam>@comcast.net
Gunner on B-29's,Flight Engineer on C-46's
C-47'S & C-119's Mostly at Miami Intl Airport,And Korea
& Japan.Did a lot of TDY out of K-55 to 2000-OPS at Tachi
FORMER MEMBER OF 1ST SOS, VIENAM, LEST WE FORGET
- Name: nORMAN wISEMAN
- Email: GUIDINGSTAR<NoSpam>@THERIVER.COM
765 SQD. CREW #25 SHOT DOWN 25 JULY LINTZ
AUSTRIA. STALAG LUFT 4.FORCED MARCH ACROSS GERMANY
- Name: Ken Ferland
- Email: par4<NoSpam>@midmaine.com
- URL: n/a
Was a gunner on Dave Templeton crew in the
453rdBG 732ndSqd. Would like to hear from any other crew
members--Petty--Schaefer--Eitzen-Rondeau--We were with BG from
mid-Jan"45 untill deactivated at Ft. Dix AB
- Name: Paul Wallingford
- Email: paul<NoSpam>@mowblowandgo.com
- URL: I love the DC3
Great site were are you located ?
- Name: JOE EVENSKI
- Email: FALCON 78
I WAS A MENBER OF THE 63RD & 88TH
AIRDROME SQDN IN W.W.2 STATIONED IN HAWAII
- Name: Lee Cooper
- Email: mr_lee_cooper<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
- URL: http://www.tocatlian.com
What a great Web site!
- Name: Lawrence M. Ribakoff
- Email: focabeer<NoSpam>@aol.com
My Dad, Martin Allen Ribakoff, was a CBI "Hump"
pilot...in spirit, like other Hump pilots, he is part of the C-46
- Name: JOE EVENSKI
- Email: FALCON78<NoSpam>@FRONTIERNET.NET
LOOKING FOR FORMER 63RD 88TH AIRDROME SQDN
- Name: Norman Wiseman
- Email: guidingstar<NoSpam>@theriver.com
Top turret gunner/engineer B-24 15 AAF Italy
1943-1945 461 bg.765 sqd. Shot down July 25 1944 Stalag Luft 4
- Name: Sue Conlyn
- Email: vsconlyn<NoSpam>@peoplepc.com
I am one of 4 children of Keith D. Baird, who
was a CBI pilot.
- Name: Barry Hobbs
- Email: barryhobbs<NoSpam>@landam.com
Just mailed check to add my father to the C-46
memorial. (Tech Sgt. Weldon R. Hobbs) He was at Mohanbari from spring
'42 to spring '44. Also just signed him up a month ago for the HPA.
Anybody out there that might have overlapped his tour?
- Name: Paul Schleiter
- Email: vrossi<NoSpam>@onecom.com
Piloted C46 aircraft over the "hump".
- Name: Wally P. Fydenchuk
- Email: wpf13<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
I am researching U.S. citizesn who joined the
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) prior to Pearl Harbor.
Any names/related information would be
- Name: peter worby
- Email: peterworby<NoSpam>@yahoo.co.uk
63rd and 88th airdrome sqdn..based hawaii in
ww2, need to know more please.. i have a book called "memories
1943-1945, some lovely photos in it.....please mail me... i live in
england...and am also 8th airforce historical member...but want to know
more of other usaaf outfits
- Name: Jim SPRIGGS
- Email: jimspriggs<NoSpam>@js52.freeserve.co.uk
Yes I like this site. Looking for more Brit's on
- Name: frank m. cole
- Email: frankmcole75<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
b-24 ball turret gunner so. pacific
- Name: Jim Spriggs
- Email: Jimspriggs<NoSpam>@js52.freeserve.co.uk
Ex 1843 Sqdn Corsair HMS Arbiter formed May 44
- Name: Jone Tamargo
- Email: Jone_Tamargo<NoSpam>@emerson.edu
- URL: http://www.easterncorner.com
Very good web site, thanks
- Name: Cliff Pedersen
- Email: cliffpedersen<NoSpam>@sympatico.ca
Excellent site! Too bad I didn't discover this
before my Dad died.
My father was Marius J. 'Pete' Pedersen, flew
ATC in USA 1944-1945 and the Hump 02/45 - 10/45, based at Sookerating,
Assam, India. He was nicknamed 'Florescent Pete' because he flew so
much at night. He completed 172 trips across the Hump in C-46's. He
died in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada in June 2000 aged 83 years, and is
survived by his wife Eunice and 3 sons. He was a member of the Hump
M.J. Pedersen's rank/serial no. was: Flight
Officer, U.S. Army Air Corp. T192086.
Three Wings: Pete was probably somewhat unique
in that he was awarded three (3) wings: Canadian RCAF (1941), American
USAAC (1944), and Chinese Air Force (1986). Even though he was an
American citizen born in Nebraska (family immigrated to Alberta, Canada
in 1931), he trained and flew for the Royal Canadian Air Force from
1941 - 1944 and his rank/serial no. was: Warrant Officer Second Class
R.C.A.F. R103667. The RCAF wings are a decoration so he wore both sets
of wings when he flew for the US.
His memorabilia is on display at the Legion
Museum in Rimbey, Alberta.
His family is proud to add his name to the C-46
The family would appreciate word from anybody
who knew him during his military career. Thank You.
- Name: Grover McLaughlin
- Email: ghmclaughlin<NoSpam>@aol.com
Why don't you have desktop bronze engines for
the P-47 Thunderbolt?
- Name: Will
- URL: http://mysite.freeserve.com/sum41/crashes/home/home.htm
great site you have here, thanks for signing my
guestbook also, cheers
- Name: SYLVESTER
- Email: DOGDEPOT.<NoSpam>@AOL.COM
FLEW 35 MISSIONS OVER JAPAN WAS DUAL RATED B29
PILOT AND FLT ENGINEER
- Name: brittany deel
- Email: blondie_23_wave<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
- Name: Bruce Jonet
- Email: info<NoSpam>@aircraft-direct.com
- URL: www.aircraft-direct.com
- Name: Max Desonne
- Email: maxdesonne<NoSpam>@cs.com
Looks like a nother good site!
- Name: Al Gissi
- Email: b24g<NoSpam>@aol.com
Flew 35 missions over Germany 446th BG at Bungay
Name of plane was Red Ass
- Name: Chad Portenga
- Email: cp<NoSpam>@portenga.com
- URL: www.portenga.com/holyjoe
Holy Joes's Squdron
- Name: Erik Dyreborg
- Email: usairmen<NoSpam>@tdcspace.dk
- URL: US Bombers&
Airmen Denmark/Sweden WWII
- Name: Lyman M Delameter
- Email: idelam6114<NoSpam>@aol.com
Bombardier crew 7, 764th Sqdn 461st Bomb Group
- Name: Bill Daysh
- Email: william<NoSpam>@condor49ers.org.uk
- URL: www.condor49ers.org.uk
Robert, thanks for visiting our site recently.
It caused me to come here to look at Warbird Central. Fantastic pieces!
I never knew this kind of thing existed and I am very pleased that I
came to see what you are doing and have done. Bill Daysh (webmaster,
- Name: Carl
- Email: carloz10<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
- URL: carloz10.narod.ru
Very nice and usefull site. Found you on
- Name: Frank Reese Mays
- Email: frank.mays<NoSpam>@gte.net
- URL: http://b17warhorse.fws1.com/index.html
Many Thanks for the invite to sign your
Guestbook ! I was a Ball Turret Gunner on a B-17 we named the "War
Horse" and flew 35 combat missions over France and Germany in 1944 -
out of Great Ashfield England. This is a great site and I'm sure will
educate many on WW II and the Army Air Corps. Frank
- Name: Wally Hoffman
- Email: flyingfortress<NoSpam>@olywa.net
Flew 35 missions in the 8th Air Force. Have
participated at the NW Warbirds fly in at Arlington the past couple of
years on their WW II Forums
- Name: Jim Kotapish Sr.
- Email: jgkotap<NoSpam>@earthlink.net
New e-ml above. old one w/AOL no longer. BOB:
Last saw&met you at B24 dedication at AF Academy. I envy you
your talents! Keep up your good work. CP#1 of the 453rd Jim K.
- Name: Chuck &
- Email: Kathy<NoSpam>@KathyWoolsey.com
- Name: Loyd E. Russell
- Email: lrussell<NoSpam>@webcoast2coast.net
I just found out about your project at the Air
Transport Command reunion at Colo Springs and am looking to find out
more about it. You will hear from me again later.
- Name: Kelley Callahan
- Email: medikeltex<NoSpam>@aol.com
- Name: jacob
- Email: lilthuger<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
i really enjoyed your site. I am doing a project
on airplanes in world war 2 and i need lots of pictuers and info.
please send me anything you can. ohh please vsit my site at
- Name: Robert E. Uhlman
- Email: B29<NoSpam>@bctonline
I specialized on the engine of the B29 My plane
3116 had one of the last abomb racks put in it I was the crew chief on
that flight to Sacramento, Calif. would like to purchase a small desk
model. Thank you Robert E. UHlman 16705 S. Annette Dr. Ore. City, Or.
- Name: Bob Pierotti
- Email: bpierotti<NoSpam>@aol.com
- URL: www.skydivetherockies.com
Awesome works of art!
- Name: C. Jeff Dyrek
- Email: yellowairplane<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
- URL: http://www.yellowairplane.com/Model_Trains/index.html
You have some real interesting bronze works.
Keep up the good work
- Name: Hunton L. Morgan
- Email: 23rdinf<NoSpam>@msn.com
Third time never fails--this is my correct
e-mail address. The original message is correct about my military
- Name: Jody Frase
- Email: N/A
I'm just a student from Miami, Ok. Doing
research on the #3BFTS. I've lived since 1975 and untill two weeks ago
I'd never heard of them.
- Name: Glen
- Email: I don't got E-mail
- Name: Robert M. Sage Sr.
- Email: rmsage2<NoSpam>@aol.com
Was a flight engineer gunner with the 453rd Bomb
Group 735th Sq. from January 1944-November 1944. I enjoy this site very
much.I will make it a habbit to visit often. To all WW2 veterains, may
god bless. With Best Regards, R.M. Sage Sr.
- Name: HUNTON L. MORGAN
- Email: 23INF<NoSpam>@MSN.COM
I WAS WITH THE 453RD BM.GP 733 BM.SQD.ALSO THE
482 BMGP 814 BMSQD.WAS A TOP TURRET GUNNER.WENT TO UNIV.OF GA.GOT A
COMM.AS 2NDLT. WENT TO KOREA,WOUNDED RECEIVED SILVER STAR PURPLE HEART
AND TWO MORE AIR MEDALS.THIS IS A GREAT SITE.
- Name: Jim Kotapish Sr.
- Email: jgkotapish<NoSpam>@aol.com
Joined with you at B24 dedication at Colo Spgs
was w/453rd in ETO. Any hi-rite element 08May Brunschweig please
- Name: Cindy Alexander,
- Email: calex75218<NoSpam>@yahoo.com
- URL: www.geocities.com/rivermelilot/herbalexander.html
My father served in the 45th Infantry Division.
We lost him last summer. The listed URL is a tribute to him. Thank you
for this site.
- Name: Sam Halpert
- Email: sam8ch<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
- URL: http://www.b17sam.com
You have created a super site. Two thumbs up.
Check my site for free beer.
- Name: Jim McKeachie
- Email: jimmckeachie<NoSpam>@shaw.ca
Flew B-24s with WW2 #10 Bombing &
Reconnaisance Sqdn. RCAF. Most of career as PR for Canadian Pacific
Airlines. Now retired, living in West Vancouver, B.C. Good site.
- Name: Dotsy Skarda
- Email: dot72064<NoSpam>@aol.com
I enjoyed the visit, but I didn't find anything
on TBF's or TBM Avengers. You didn't forget Midway, did you?
- Name: Gregory Boodakian
- Email: www.DianeVan3<NoSpam>@aol.com
Robert: Even though the Pearl Harbor Dedication
of the P-40 Warhawk has been cancelled, Diana and I are still going to
Honolulu, Hawaii and will be there on December 7th. If you want me to
look up someone who is connected with the dedication, I will attempt to
do such. Best Regards, Gregory "Bo" Boodakian
- Name: Jim starmer
- Email: jimbo<NoSpam>@dnet.co.uk
- URL: None
Great site, enjoyed the visit.
- Name: David Gray
- Email: david<NoSpam>@tedgray.freeserve.co.uk
- URL: www.pboro-memorial.com
Wonderful sculptures Robert. Thanks for visiting
my site and for your kind comments. I live about 45 miles from the
American Airforce Museum, Duxford, England. Let me know if you ever
exhibit anything there and I will take a look. "God Bless America"
- Name: Mark Morris
- Email: corsair1<NoSpam>@peakpeak.com
- URL: www.f4ucorsair.com
Hey, Robert-I remember working with you for a
few weeks on the P-47 wood model before it was sent off to be cast-how
ya been? Need any photos? Get ahold of me at my e-mail address, hope
you are well, see you at the airshows next summer-
- Name: MO Chance
- Email: movmf312<NoSpam>@erols.com
Enjoyed the site. Especially the F4U. Was in
original VMF 312 - '43 - '45. Am historian for original Sqdr.
- Name: Dick Phillips
- Email: p51dman2<NoSpam>@aol.com
- URL: www.web-birds.com/phillips/phillips_index.html
Warbird photographer, specializing in P-51s.
worked in aviation since 1957. Very interesting web site you have.
- Name: M. M. TURLINGTON
15 AF 49 WING 461 GP 764sq
- Name: Clarence Johnson
- Email: CL_Johnson<NoSpam>@msn.com
I was un the 801st/492nd bomb group. shot down
over France March 1944.
- Name: Ed Day
- Email: deepurple71<NoSpam>@hotmail.com
good site,thank you
- Name: Christine Mann
- Email: sisie<NoSpam>@onemain.com
My Mother was a WASP Alma Hinds wonderful site
- Name: William G.Burlingame
- Email: buzzboy<NoSpam>@hawaii.rr.com
- URL: none
- Name: ARVID K SHOOK
- Email: CHARV<NoSpam>@BREVARDCOUNTY.COM
- Name: Thomas H. Brown
- Email: tbrown63<NoSpam>@widomaker.com
- URL: none
Great that so many people like Robert Henderson
are making the world remember that which we shall never forget. Thanks
- Name: Steve Espolt
- Email: sespolt<NoSpam>@pldi.net
I am privileged to have met and become
acquainted with this fine man.