BLACK THURSDAY 10/14/1943
Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association is a social network
It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we report that our dear, sweet Jay folded his wings on December 21, 2014. Always Pete and Jay together with Michelle close by. Pete piloted the 94th BG A/c that went down during the Schweinfurt mission. Jay loved to tell the story that he landed in a pigpen. From that pigpen to Stalag Luft III where he was a "penguin", to Wharton School of Business, to hospital administrator. And oh the stories he could tell. At our reunion in Se...ptember he closed down the hospitality room telling stories, even some that Michelle had never heard before. Our thoughts are with Michelle and the family. Jay had recently moved from Lexington to Richmond to be closer Michelle. A memorial service at a date to be determined will be held in Lexington KY and Jay's funeral will be at Arlington National Cemetery. More details as we receive them. Please share you favorite Jay story and photos.
Once again the family of John Gell has placed a remembrance for SSMA at Madingly.
For those new members here, B-17 "Cat o'Nine Tails" of the 303rd BG crashed in the garden of the Gell family upon return to England 14 October 1943. All crew survived.
Julie Pendered we are forever endebted to you and yours for this yearly endeavor of love.
There is no doubt in our mind that Thomas will one day take over this task. Thank you for taking him each and every year and keeping our story alive in his heart.
84th Bomb Group Reunion in Dayton
Saturday, October 18 was a very special day at the 384th BG reunion in Dayton. Brig. Gen. McLaughlin was there to pay tribute to Lt. Col. Budd Peaslee and share his thoughts on Col. Peaslee's career. It was a wonderful meeting with members of the Peaslee family, who are now all "officially" part of our SSMA family. From left to right: grand-daughters Debbie and Monique, General McLaughlin, son Richard who also spoke to honor his father, grand-daughters Caroline and Kari, daughter Michelle.
In his comments
General McLaughlin said "Col.
Budd Peaslee was my WWII
The Peaslee family was
presented with a wooden box
hand-crafted by 384th BG
member Keith Ellefson
Inside the lid were the words of Peaslee's famous "Heritage of Valor .....
..... which grand-daughter
Debbie somehow managed to
We do hope to see all these folks at Salt Lake City for next year's reunion.
Posted by Sue Moyer on November 4, 2014 at 4:08pm
Hi all.Attached are two documents which together make up the 14-04 SSMA Briefing Letter. Please peruse at your leisure and I hope to see you at the Reunion in Colorado Springs this September. Details are in the BL.Best wishes to all.Continue
Started by Julee MacDonald in Untitled Category Apr 8, 2014.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x177pz26ioa1x6d/VPEyurnddgWell, with Thanks to one of our former Presidents and one of my favorite technologists...... I am able to deliver the 13-12 Briefing letter to you. It is still too large to fit here but you may view it or download it from the link above.Thanks Rob............. from your "damsel in distress"!Continue
Started by Julee MacDonald in Untitled Category Dec 17, 2013.
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
Started by Julee MacDonald in Untitled Category Jun 20, 2013.