BLACK THURSDAY 10/14/1943
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History with its sleeves rolled up. While metal-detecting today, I unearthed these cartridge cases which had lain in a field since 14 October 1943 - a timely 70th anniversary last week. And they have a hinterland. They probably came from a B17 returning from the notoriously bloody Schweinfurt raid in which the crew fought off constant attacks - giving more than they got. The plane got back to Britain, crash-landed in the field and caught fire; but all the crew escaped. I've seen their full report on-line, and I'm now in touch with the archivist of the 92nd Bomber Group to see if it's possible to find out what happened to them later; and maybe any family members now who'd like a little memento of one outcome of the day. Alas a small brass plate circa WWII with the initials J.H.L. didn't correspond to any of the crew. If anyone out there knows of someone from those times with those initials...
Posted by Sue Moyer on February 21, 2012 at 12:30pm
Attached is the June 2013 Briefing Letter, a Registration form and credit card form for the October Reunion in Charleston. I just made my reservations at the Hotel................. hope you will make yours soon!Continue
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Some of your SSMA officers will be meeting with staff of the National WWII museum the third week of July. If you have items to donate but are not sure how to proceed, please let us know and we can help you. There is still time to do an oral history…Continue
Started by Sue Moyer in Untitled Category Jun 26, 2012.