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: email@example.com
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
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1788)
Does anyone know/remember .C. HAMMOND-ADLER, ("KIP") born 7 May 1920. (http://www.p47pilots.com/cfm_Biographies.cfm?pageMode=VIEW&storyid=259)
Shana (his daughter) is my girlfriend...he left her with very little in terms of history and it would be invaluable to reconnect with someone who spent time with him to share memories...
Posted By: Ken Lienemann
on 10/03/2005 12:21:30 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1787)
some years ago a friend of mine run across a P47 wreck deep in a forest during a trekking near toulon, France. The story told the pilot had bailed out.That was during WW2, but none had found the plane before. would there be Any possibility to found out wha the pilot was. Thanks for help . And many thanks to all of you who helped to free Europe
Posted By: patrick brunet
on 10/02/2005 11:45:54 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1786)
anyone out there who knew a Lt. Diard Gordon from the
492th F.Sq. 48th F.G. ?
With friendly regards,
Posted By: rudi simons
on 10/02/2005 2:01:53 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1785)
I am trying to contact Phil Moore,see post below re,41-6246.I have some info on this A/C and it's pilots.I tried to email you but the address didn't work.please email me.Thanks,Matt.
Posted By: Matt
on 09/30/2005 3:29:59 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1784)
I THINK THOSE PERSON ARE VERY LUCKY WHO FLYS ....
WELL I M AHMED19 YEARS OLD MY BEST AIR WARIOR IS SQR LEADER RAFIQII WAS THE WORLDS NO 3RD THIS SITE IS VERY INTRSETING I LIKE IT VERY MUCH...
Posted By: Ahmed
on 09/26/2005 4:16:30 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1783)
I am 13 years old and love WWII history and its planes. To me the "jug" is one of the best fighters of the war and i some times wish that i was able to fly it back then. I found this site very informative and i am going to tell a friend about it.
Posted By: Jerry Campos
on 09/12/2005 11:05:24 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1782)
I am a C-130J pilot in the USAF and my grandfather, Foster Auyer, flew with the 511FS/405FG/9AF from May of 1944 through March of 1945. He is currently living in Fort Myers with his wife Ann. Over the years he has shared numerous accounts of the many people and places he encountered overseas to include a unit history compiled from old microfilm records. My hope is that those of you that participated appreciate the importance of documenting the past for the next generations as I'm certain there still many fascinating stories yet to be told. Thanks so much for your service!
Posted By: Jill Browning
on 09/04/2005 3:07:52 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1781)
Hello, i'm an historical researcher about Air War over my country (Reggio Emilia, north italy). I have collected over 60 crash site of WWII plane, and i'm tryng to rebuild the history and keep alive the memory of the airmens who baled out or died in WWII.
Need help from anyone who remember a comrade baled out or crashed in my area. First, i have a particular case taken from 12thAF report: "November 10, 1944 - Robert Taylor of the 524th fighter squadron bailed out of his P-47 near Ligonchio, Italy (0724)". Anyone can help me? Thanks in advance, please e-mail me.
Posted By: Michele Becchi
on 09/04/2005 4:29:40 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1780)
Translated Tondon De Castro's guestbook entry (previous entry) using babelfish, looks like it was written in Portuguese. Rough translation but you'll get the ides:
The dream to fly had another direction later that Brazilian aviators of the group "Seat the Púa", heirs right-handers of Santos Dumont, had flied in the P-47 to fight against the Nazi-fascism.
on 09/02/2005 11:45:37 AM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1779)
O sonho de voar teve outro sentido depois que aviadores brasileiros do grupo "Senta a Púa", herdeiros diretos de Santos Dumont, voaram no P-47 para lutar contra o nazi-fascismo.
Posted By: Rondon de Castro
on 08/19/2005 5:16:01 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1778)
My grandfater was a member of this association. He was also shot down over German occupied france and a POW. I have created a website outlining some of his experiences during the war. Please stop by and check it out!
Posted By: Bryan Fields
on 08/19/2005 12:12:03 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1777)
Iam looking for DWIGHT E WILKES , PILOT OF P47C 41-6246 with the 83rd F.S, 78th F.G ,would like to find also a photo of this P47 showing the nose art beleaved to be sweetpea [ from popeye].
would also like to find ,RICHARD. F. HUNTER, who had a landing accident in this aircraft whilst it was with the 495th,FTG,ATCHAM,and details of POLIT OFFICER PETER QUINCI,who was killed in a training accident in this
Many thanks Phil
Posted By: PHIL MOORE
on 08/14/2005 2:50:48 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1776)
My father is a member of this association; and he, along with several surviving members of his squadron from WW II, will be in Washington, DC for the commemorative ceremony to celebrate VJ Day and the end of the war. That ceremony is to be held on Friday, September 1st, at 7:00 PM, on the Mall adjacent to the new World War II Memorial. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Vessey will be keynote speakers, followed by a fireworks display.
If there are any members of the association, or fellow pilots or family members, who may be interested in attending and getting togther with my father and those from his squadron (the 413th of the 414th Fighter Group, 7th Fighter Command, Iwo Jima) please feel free to contact me.
My email address is LeeBMTall@aol.com
Best regards, Lee Johnson
Posted By: Lee Johnson
on 08/11/2005 1:54:12 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1775)
My brother, Lt.Leonard Schallehn, was shot down in a P-47 11 days after invasion day,after completing many missions over Europe and hid out with the "Free French for 64 days before being liberated by the American army.(nursing home)
Posted By: Robert Schallehn
on 07/29/2005 2:59:58 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1774)
I am looking for anyuone who knew my half-brother James L. LeGette. I only know what my father told me years ago that he flew a P-47 in World War Two. He passed away over a year ago, and I am trying to fill in the blanks in what I know about him.
Posted By: Jacques LeGette
on 07/29/2005 1:47:45 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1773)
Looking for info on Robeert H Williams MIA 8-13-1944
flying p-47D with 79th FG 85th FS 12 AF !!looking for pics of him with plane!! any thing a help
Posted By: scott
on 07/25/2005 5:37:03 PM EST
Guestbook Entry (msg id: 1772)
It's with a heavy heart that I see the last of the great generation that flew the Thunderbolt dis-band.
My Uncle, Robert S. Johnson was a part of the formation of the P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association and a great hero to me and our country. I which all of your membership the best and salute your service to our country. Best of luck to everyone and your service to our country.
Posted By: Mike Griffith
on 07/20/2005 8:10:10 PM EST