'Reminds me: I was in 8th Air Force at Robins AF, GA, and here at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.

Lt. Gen. Frank Armstrong, from my hometown, Nashville, NC (born 15 or 20 mi. away, but claimed Nashville, where his sister lived), helped establish 8th Air Force in England in 1942.


The movie, "Twelve O'Clock High," is based on his actions. His part, Frank Savage in the movie, is played by Gregory Peck.

I met 'im sitting on his sister's front porch one afternoon in 'bout 1948.

Wilton

----- Original Message ----- From: "Max Dillon via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
Cc: "Max Dillon" <dillonm...@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 73 years ago today


Thanks for posting! I think there is a museum for The Mighty Eighth off of I-95 down in Florida. I've often been tempted to stop there, that temptation is now greater.
--
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On October 14, 2016 5:49:25 AM EDT, Curley McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
Was an bombing mission which incurred record losses, and Oct 14 became
know as Black Thursday.

http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-eighth-air-force-raid-on-schweinfurt.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Raid_on_Schweinfurt

60 of 291 planes were lost, and another 17 were so badly damaged that
they were scrapped ofter the mission.   22% of the men on the raid were

lost.

Remember today, the men of the USAAF who flow those missions and
especially those who were lost.



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