Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1813)
I was disappointed to hear that you are not going to have any more reunions. I hope you don't plan on disbanding the association.
I was privilaged to help you with the reunion you had in CT a couple of years before and was able to play the music you listened and danced to when you were flying the jugs.
You have always been true hero's to me. God Bless you!
Posted By: AL VEE
on 01/25/2006 12:28:46 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1812)
My father (Guy W. Foster) was killed in a P47D mishap in Wilmington, NC Bluethenal Field 2 Jul 1944. If any of your members can recall him or the events surround the mishap, please have them contact me. Thank you for any assistance in advance.
Col USMC (Ret)
Posted By: Bill McMillin, Col USMC (Ret)
on 01/13/2006 3:18:44 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1811)
hello i am doing a report on the "jug" and would like to know the specs like size bomb load how much .50 cal amunition it could hold e.t.c also if any one can tell me if the t-bolt had 8 or 6 .5 browning Mgs and how it would attack 109s and 190s this info would be very much apreated Jerry Age 13 PS i'am a WWII aveation buff
Posted By: jerry campos
on 01/09/2006 7:08:21 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1810)
We were deeply saddened to learn of your disbandment.
You have a great site....keep it going.
Posted By: Ray Gould
on 01/07/2006 2:40:42 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1809)
After a long absence I am back with e-mail. I'd like to extend a hearty Happy New Year to all the new friends I made over the past year. It was not such a good year in general but was mighty good to me. I'd be glad to hear from anyone, especially Jug Jocks and other fighter types though six years in the BUF brought in some B-52 types, too. All are welcome. There's no talk better than combat flying talk.
We're all way up there in years now so guard what health you have left with all your might. Sincerely, Frank Lewis, combat tours in P-47, P-51, F-84.
Posted By: Frank Lewis
on 01/03/2006 1:03:11 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1808)
Bonjour, Writing a book concerning the aiwar over the city of Chateauroux (central France) - bombings, strafings, crashed aircrafts, escaped pilots - I am searching any veterans, or relatives, researchers, enthusiasts about Amercican air forces mission on Blois-Chateauroux-Bourges areas in 1943-1944. I am working with FFI fighters units, archives centers and can exchange informations with every person interested with this subject. Any sources will be mentioned.
My address :
Mr Philippe Canonne / 1,rue Balzac / 37.700 Ville - Dames / France / firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted By: Philippe Canonne
on 12/30/2005 10:59:05 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1807)
John Gibel is a client of mine. Im his caregiver and he tells me stories of his service in WWII and Korea. He flew a P-47 until his service ended. Im very impressed with what he had to endore.
Posted By: Vera Clark
on 12/29/2005 1:14:03 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1806)
I'm trying to find anyone who flew with or knew my uncle, John "JD" Davis Motsenbocker. Uncle JD was shot down in May '44. Unfortunately, JD passed away many years ago, but I'm gathering information for my father and for the family.
Posted By: Alan Motsenbocker
on 12/22/2005 12:47:54 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1805)
I am doing a report on D-Day and my father was one of the pilots who flew a P-47. He was with the 406th Fighter Group within the 303rd Fighter Wing. If anyone could provide me with possibly a bit of details of being the first group in that night of June 6th. Would you please let me know. My father was LT. COl. Robert Rieschl.
Posted By: Cathy Rieschl
on 12/18/2005 1:46:11 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1804)
Steve-----"Thoroughbred" was WZ--E 42-26590 of the 84th FS / 78th FG at Duxford UK. The pilot was 2/Lt. Lawton.E. Clark ; he was killed in it Sept. 10 1944 when he flew into the target when strafing a marshalling yard at Heilbronn, Germany. It was thought that he had a depth perception problem as he had already flown into a couple of trees which he had marked on the plane with his missions. 226590 was delivered in natural metal finish and had dark green top surfaces added with a sky colour below (probably RAF colours). Hope this is of help Nick
Posted By: Nick King
on 12/17/2005 2:18:50 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1803)
405th Fighter Squadron of the 371st Fighter Group. I’m trying to find anyone who was with, or their relatives who were with this Squadron and Group during WWII. My father was Second Lieutenant Arden Williams from Santa Monica, CA who’s now deceased. Although I have countless documents, photos, etc., I’d love to obtain any additional information available to pass along to my son with his belongings.
Posted By: Jay'ne Williams-Meyer
on 12/17/2005 12:10:30 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1802)
I want to thank all american soldiers for what they did for europe - great courage! I was born in 1952 - but i think we owe(is that the right word?)the american soldiers a lot. I often think about the famillies to the fallen soldiers. I was looking for Thunderbolt - and find this side. I wish the best for you *s* Regarding Gert Dam
Posted By: Gert Dam
on 12/12/2005 4:27:47 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1801)
My dad and I build scale airplanes. Dad has a replica pilots jacket with a P-47D from the 8th AF, we think 78th Fighter Group, plane #226590 with the name Thourobred on it. We'd like to know more about the pilot, like his name.
Posted By: Steve Shedroff
on 12/10/2005 12:36:23 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1800)
Interested in Mason in Hampshire
Posted By: Malcolm Dodd
on 12/01/2005 5:32:47 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1799)
I am interested in finding anyone (or relatives of anyone) who served with my grandfather, First Lieutenant Bryant L. Cramer, in the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, shot down over Germany on August 7, 1944. Bryant was apparently the unofficial barber of the group and went by the nickname "Cashy". Any information would be appreciated by his only daugher, my mother, who was born right after his death. Thank you!
Posted By: Cara Montrief
on 11/28/2005 3:29:46 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1798)
I wanted on this Veterans to honor my dad james r towner for his service in the Army Airforce during WW 2.It is a special feeling to be able to look up to your father as your hero and dad you are my mine.
I also wish to honor all of you who risked your lives in serving our great country! God Bless you all and thank you so much for what you have done for all of us!
God Bless You All
Posted By: james r towner
on 11/11/2005 10:28:51 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1797)
Webmaster email links have been updated to our new webmaster email address, email@example.com. Apologies if you were unable to contact us in the last few weeks - we're still here! We are transitioning the website to a new server and great new features, stay tuned and thank you for your ongoing support!
Posted By: William Frederico
on 11/11/2005 10:44:39 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1796)
Sadly, I could not contact the web site P47wemaster.net to correct or, rather, update my dad's family biography. Does anyone know if this is possible? He Has Two grand children that were born prior to his death, but post publication of the bio. Reese McHenry: youngest offspring of Capt Thomas McHenry 373rd fighter group, 411th squadron 9th Army Aircorp.
Posted By: Reese McHenry
on 11/06/2005 6:05:02 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1795)
At the time of excavation on the "crash point " for a plane
P.47 ? several machine gun was to find,can you help me for
identify the serial for the plane shot down the machine guns to have the serial following: 1251616. 1251514
1251262. 1251476. 1251509 Thank you for your help
Posted By: Jean Paul Favrais
on 11/03/2005 4:29:13 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1794)
I wandered in while looking on the web for some particulars concerning the P-47 for a fiction piece which includes a fighter group that escorted the Op. Aphrodite/Op. Anvil attempt. I found what I was looking for pretty quickly, but ended up staying. These accounts are fascinating; I could read these stories all day! My thanks to the pilots who shared their experiences, and the Association for making them available to us.
Posted By: Chris
on 10/30/2005 1:42:30 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1793)
Hello everyone, I am currently looking to purchase photos of a P-47 flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. I want to build a large (100 inch wingspan) radio control model to compete with across the country. Can any one help me or point me in the right direction for photos of the "Jug"? Many thanks. Chic
Posted By: Chic White
on 10/26/2005 7:12:54 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1792)
I wish to say thanks to all WWII veterans for your sacrifices
and courage. I owe my freedom to you. You are all heroes to me.
I have always been particularily fascinated by WWII fighter
pilots, especially Thunderbolt pilots. I am also a collector of
WWII items used by veterans, as I consider the items to be
valuable historic artifacts that should be cherished along with
the sacrifices and legacies of the veterans. Its important that these items, and the experiences of these men are preserved for future generations.
I own original named A-2 jackets or helmets worn by pilots
with the 56th fighter group, the 373rd, the 358th, the 507th and
the 318th. All are P-47 groups.
Please allow me to mention that I would greatly cherish, and
pay VERY well, for orginal named A-2 jackets and other flight gear or dress uniforms from WWII fighter pilots. If anyone would consider such an option, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again to all vets for the freedom you have given me. I don't take
it for granted and I do understand I have it because of you and
your comrades. God bless you all, and your families.
Posted By: Mike
on 10/21/2005 8:05:45 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1791)
Posted By: maga
on 10/20/2005 8:05:33 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1790)
I am very proud to say that LTCR Harry T.Stewart,Jr. USAF
is a personal friend. He is one of the famous, "Tuskegee Airmen". Harry parachuted from a crippled P-47 into my community in 1948. He has since been adopted by my town of
Van Lear. Harry was the Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual Van Lear Town Celebration held in August 2005. Our local post office issued a special postage cancellation with the
P-47 incorporated into the design.
Posted By: Danny K. Blevins
on 10/18/2005 9:54:53 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1789)
DOES ANY ONE KNOW OR REMEMBER A LT. HARRY DOWNING OF THE 411TH SQUADRON OF THE 373RD FIGHTER GROUP.ANY NEWS OF HIM WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS
Posted By: johnkinn
on 10/05/2005 8:34:44 AM EST