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  1. Thanks for posting Marion. I have not read his book but will do so now. Farewell Mr. Burgett, and thank you for your service to our country.
  2. That is so cool Marion! Thanks for sharing your wonderful keepsakes with us. It's Robert Morgan though, not Mike. You knew that, you were just testing me right? The crew for the Memphis Belle are as follows:[5] Pilot: Captain Robert K. Morgan Co-pilot: Captain James A. Verinis Navigator: Captain Charles B. Leighton Bombardier: Captain Vincent B. Evans The First Engineer/Top Turret Gunner: Leviticus "Levy" Dillon The Second Engineer/Top Turret Gunner: Eugene Adkins The Third Engineer/Top Turret Gunner: Harold P. Loch Radio Operator: Robert Hanson Ball Turret Gunner: Cecil Scott Right Waist Gunner: E. Scott Miller Right Waist Gunner: Casmer A "Tony" Nastal Left Waist Gunner: Clarence E. "Bill" Winchell Tail Gunner: John P. Quinlan Crew Chief: Joe Giambrone Have a good day, Randy
  3. Just curious Marion, is the signature on the Memphis Belle crew photo that of Robert Hanson, the radio operator? Randy
  4. These are great Marion, thanks so much for sharing them with us. Randy
  5. Job well done, Gary! I like it a lot, what resolution would be needed to make a full size poster? Think my dad would love to have one to hang in his barbershop or man cave. Thank you for all your efforts! Randy
  6. Thinking today of the service and sacrifice of Seaman 2nd Class Bryl G. Bowman, who went missing in action on this date 75 years ago. Seaman Bowman was a crew member aboard the USS Houston, which on 1 March 1942 was caught in a desperate battle with the Japanese fleet and was sunk off of the Java coast. Of the 1061 men aboard the Houston, 693 perished. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Houston_(CA-30) http://www.click2houston.com/news/ceremonies-mark-75th-anniversary-of-uss-houston-sinking On this 75th anniversary, here is to all the sailors of the USS Houston "still on duty"
  7. It's never too late to do the right thing. http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/nazi-s-son-returns-art-that-his-family-looted-in/article_181dff1c-dde5-51d7-a2e6-f0537630f7e9.html
  8. Naval officer and PT boat commander William "Bud" Liebenow passed away Friday February 24th, 2017 at age 97. It was him and his crew that rescued future President John F. Kennedy and the rest of the PT-109 survivors in 1943. http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/wwii-navy-officer-who-helped-rescue-kennedy-dies-at-age/article_bd313c11-3700-5b6a-a844-953a1fc972e9.html Thank you for your service to our country sir, rest in peace.
  9. I was curious to see a headstone photo for Kathleen's uncle, so I requested one for his Find A Grave memorial page. A gracious photo volunteer fulfilled my request yesterday. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82629662
  10. Yes Marion, it is great to be back. Like the new look for the forum, kudos on a job well done !
  11. Wow Gary, that's some pretty high praise there. Not sure if I'm worthy of all that but thanks for the thought! Randy
  12. Hacksaw Ridge comes out today on dvd, for all of those who may not have made it to the theater to see it, it is a great movie! Randy
  13. Thanks Gary, this is very thoughtful and considerate of you. Randy
  14. Nice job Gary, well done! Randy
  15. This is great, hopefully he will decide to join us here. Did you try sending him a link to the tread so he can first just browse and then if he feels comfortable he might join in? Randy