LC HJ Caveman82952
I salute you, Sir, my dad expressed enormous respect for our Canadian allies….
You are too kind Sir, my privilege, but thank you.
I also had an uncle who flew during WWII, Lancaster bombers as a tail gunner. On his fourth mission over Germany, got nailed by AA and bailed out. Captured, he spent the rest of the war in a POW camp until freed by Russian forces 1945. He would NOT talk about his experiences though… But when he learned I was accepted in our Air Force, he was beaming with pride! Again and again, like you, I tried to imagine what it was like to take off at dusk for yet another rendez-vous in hell,German flak, night fighters, dangers of collision, mechanical breakdowns, the cold, the noise. They were the men who gave us victory when the world had giving up hope in so many places.
The clip about the restored B-17 was very nice. Quite the machine! They don’t make them like that anymore…]]>