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Anecdotes

     This page is a series of links to stories about the Air Force, Air National Guard, Army Air Corps, Army Air Force, and Civil Air Patrol. The Air Force includes all units including civilian employees, and ROTC.

     Most of the Stories below have been submitted by service members to me by email.  If you have any such stories to submit please email me below. Thank you and enjoy. Other stories on pages other than Center Pages are either ones I have found on the web or ones others have told me of which contain similar material.  If you know of such a site, please pass the address on to me.

Stories

An English Girl's Impression Of Invasion By The Yanks, Marion C. Hoffman, 323rd Sqdn, 91st Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF (new 3/19/01)

Origin of term Air Force One, (link no longer good) Paul A. Barnes, S/MSgt, Ferrying Command/ATC, World War Two & SAM. DCA / MATS / SAC, Cold War & HQ 7th AF, Vietnam USAF, Use Back Key To Return

B17 Collision over Perle, Luxembourg,  Luxembourg Memorial Museum Site, 550th Bmb Sqdn/551st Bmb Sqdn, 385th Bmb Group, 8th AF, USAAF, Use Back Key To Return

B17 Mi Amigo, WWII Bomber Crew Remembered, Stars and Stripes Article on B17 crash

410th Bomb Group, Unit History, 9th AF, USAAF

410th Bomb Group POWs and Evadees, By Jack Deuitch, S/Sgt, Gunner, 644th Bomb Sqdn, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

Bunny Suits, Forrest S. Clark, 67th Sqdn, 44th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF

A Christmas Eve To Remember, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

A Memorable Christmas, By Marion C. Hoffman, 323rd Sqdn, 91st Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

A Surprise Landing, by Karl Haeuser, Mopsy, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

And A Prayer  Forrest S. Clark, B24, 44th Bmb Grp, 8th AF

B17 Mi Amigo, WWII Bomber Crew Remembered, By Ron Jensen, European Stars & Stripes

Berlin, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

Evaders

FIDO, Reg Miles, Flight Engineer, RAF

Fireflight at Katum RVN, Pat Hatch, 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, USAF, Vietnam Use Back Key To Return

Flak, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

Flight Log of Reg Miles, 1664 HCU page one, page two, 432 Squadron page 1, 2, 3, 4, 420 Squadron page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Reg Miles, Flight Engineer, No1SoTT Halton/ MUs/ Snowy Owls, 420 Sqdn RCAF, 6 Group Bomber Command, Tholthorpe, Yorkshire / 511 Transport Command, RAF

Guam, 1953, George, USAF

It's Hard to be a Hero if your Story has been heard before!, By Art Heiden, Capt, 79th Ftr Sqdn, 20th Ftr Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

Jump!!!, by Carl Heimaster, Crew 6, 724th Sqdn, 451 Bmb Grp, 49th Wg, 15th AF, USAAF

KG6FAA, Ham Radio in Paradise, Guam 1951 - 1953, Anderson Air Force Base, USAF, Use Back Key To Return

Lady Be Good, Story of a Missing B24 in Saharra Desert, 376th Bmb Grp, Use Back Key To Return

Last Flight of Halifax W7677, Luxembourg Crash Memorial Page, 102nd Sqdn, RAF, Use Back Key To Return

Mail Plane, Reg Miles, Flight Engineer, RAF

Mercy Mission to Malaya, by John Behague, Liberator, 356 Sqdn, RAFVR, WWII, Use Back Key To Return

Merseberg, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

Mission Possible - Fulda, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

On To Metz, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

Our Greatest Fear, Story of October 26, 1944, Louis Correia, 452nd BG, 8th AF, from site selling a book, Use Back Key to Return

Pacific Air Force C-130 Stories, Sam McGowan, C-130 Aircrew, 35th Troop Carrier Squadron / 463rd Troop Carrier Wing, USAF Vietnam, Use Back Key To Return

Picadilly Commandos, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF

PLUTO, Reg Miles, Flight Engineer, RAF

Randolph and Gyro, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

Remembrance, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

Ride of the Valkyrie, North American's XB-70, Story of the first Mach 3 aircraft, Use Back Key to Return

Rose of York by Ed Gregory, SgtFC, 8th AF, USAAF

Stalag Luft IV, By Jack Deuitch, S/Sgt, Gunner, 644th Bomb Sqdn, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

Sunday in Picadilly, 1953, Mike K, 1953, USAF

Square Eggs, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF

England East Anglia Aerial Lighthouse, The Caravan Role in World War II, The "Gypsy Wagon", By James H. Graham (458th) (new 5/17/01)

The Flak Home Caper, By A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, Use Back Key To Return

The Flak House Capers, By Art Heiden, Capt, 79th Ftr Sqdn, 20th Ftr Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

The Last Mission I Flew In The B26 Marauder  By Lt Joseph R. Chiozza, 495TH and 496TH Bmb Sqdn 344 Bmb Grp

They Did Not All Die At The Little Bighorn, By Robert J. Kilby, Jr., 731st Bmb Sqdn, 452nd Bmb Grp, 2nd Div, 8th AF, USAAF

Tragic Shootdown, Soviet Destruction of C-130A and crew over Armenia, 2 Sep 58, 7406th Spt Sqdn/6911th Rad Grp Mbl, USAF, Cold War, Use Back Key To Return

We're going to Ditch!, Dale Van Blair, Tail Gunner, 715th Bomb. Sqdn., 448th Bomb. Group & 564th Bomb Sqdn., 389th Bomb Group, USAAF

Zoomies, by Curator, Amn, Det 165, ROTC, USAFR

LINKS

2nd Armored Division's Its A Fact Page, Stories and Factoids

31st Squadron, RAF, Unit Homepage with stories, unit history and more

Carpetbaggers, 778th Squadron, 492nd Bmb Grp / 801st Bmb Group, Unit Website with Anecdotes of Special Operations Unit, USAAF, WWII

Flying Tigers, The Film, Veteran Interviews, Website of a PBS documentary on the Flying Tigers

Memories of War, More Veterans Stories, Use Back Key To Return

Missing Planes of 452nd BG, Edward Hinrichs, Website selling book with Excerpts of fates of several bombers and crews with stories

Reedham Marshes Collision, TV programme page on a show about B17 Crash with animation

Robert Quirk's Page, Many RAF history related stories

Royal Wings Discussion Page, site devoted to discussion posts about RAF service, past and present,Use Back Key To Return

Stirling Bomber Pages, RAF Type Page with some anecdotes

Stories of the 452nd BG, Edward Hinrichs, Website selling book with stories of 25 men in Group

The Online DC-3 Aviation Museum  A Webpage about the DC-3, C-47, R4D aircraft with stories. Useback Key To Return

World War Two Preservation Society, More Veterans Stories, Use Back Key To Return

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