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Offline Blacklab

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I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:36:55 AM »
Yesterday I was with friends getting a 5th wheel that was givin to them. Come to find out the man giveing the trailer away is a Marine of 3 wars Korea, wwll, and Nam. He was kind enough to show me his office with alot of pics, medals, and officer/combat swords. It was such a neat room. Wish there had more time to visit and hear stories. Hopefully I will see him again. Definately memorable  ;)
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 08:22:13 AM »
find time to sit and bs with those that are left, men were men in those times and they have some amazing stories. We have a famous P38 pilot up here, that spent a bunch of time in a concentration camp, Joe Moser, super nice guy.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 08:26:53 AM »
  Sure wish I had spent more time asking my father about his experiences. Spent 20 years Navy,  1934 -1954 WWII and Korea. Too late now.
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 09:35:05 AM »
We had a neighbor who was shot down and in PWO camp; great story's came from him. He passed away last year; Clair Cline here is his story.
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 11:16:15 AM »
My buddies Dad is still alive. He was a B-17 pilot. He was shot down and spent a couple years in German prison camp. He is alive and well and lives in Tacoma.
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 12:30:50 PM »
My Step father was a B-24 Liberator pilot. Shot down over Europe and spent a few years in a POW camp. He didnt talk about it to much but when he did it amazed me what those men went threw in those camps.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 01:04:22 PM »
My favorite airplane of all time I think.    VERY COOL.   My daughter is doing an assay on The Battle of Midway.   LOVE the history.   Its been fun helping her research. 

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 01:10:40 PM »
find time to sit and bs with those that are left, men were men in those times and they have some amazing stories. We have a famous P38 pilot up here, that spent a bunch of time in a concentration camp, Joe Moser, super nice guy.
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I recommend his book A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 01:39:11 PM »
Chuck Yeager!!!

He flew the mustang in WWII. I've listened to him in person, and read his autobiography. He was first to brake the sound barrier. He was a test pilot. He loved the mustang.

And he was a hunter and fisherman.  :tup:

times before with just leather, wool and cotton.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 01:57:30 PM »
Back when I had my plane, I used to know a guy at Pangborn Field that had a Cessna 182, and flew Corsairs in the Marines in WW II.  Told me some neat stories about his times in the Marines.  He was actually involved in the testing and development of the F4U Corsair.
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 04:12:32 PM »
My favorite airplane of all time I think.    VERY COOL.   My daughter is doing an assay on The Battle of Midway.   LOVE the history.   Its been fun helping her research.


Home work is just to easy nowadays.  :chuckle: The Hellcats shot down so many Zeros and sunk so many ships. It was the Hellcat in the Pacific.  :tup:

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 06:45:37 PM »
COOL clip

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 07:07:19 PM »
cool vid, mustands do nothing for me anymore, too many of them, round motor airplanes are where its at.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 08:24:11 PM »
I think as far as looks goes nothing is better looking than the British Spitfire. Best looking plane ever. If I had flown back then I would have wanted to fly the Corsair as a Marine.
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 08:29:55 PM »
Couple years ago i got my grandpa, who flew a p51 in the European theater, to finally talk about his time in the war.  He talked about it for about 30 minutes, which was the most he'd ever talked about it before.  I learned a lot of fascinating information.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2012, 08:36:59 PM »
My favorite airplane of all time I think.    VERY COOL.   My daughter is doing an assay on The Battle of Midway.   LOVE the history.   Its been fun helping her research.

I wish I had paid more attention to my grandfather, great uncles etc.  Had all my great uncles sitting around a table one time and heard all sorts of stuff that was new to me and my parents.  I kick myself in the butt every time I think about it for not taking notes. 

Not sure if she's done or not but here's some info on Midway.  As a side note, anyone who does any research or reports on anything US Navy related needs to check out www.history.navy.mil.  They have all sorts of info, pictures, links etc.

http://www.midway42.org/jacobsen-BOM.html
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq81-2.htm
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq81-1.htm
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2012, 08:40:15 PM »
Chuck Yeager!!!

He flew the mustang in WWII. I've listened to him in person, and read his autobiography. He was first to brake the sound barrier. He was a test pilot. He loved the mustang.

And he was a hunter and fisherman.  :tup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIeiMNjv0BQ


That was a great book!  He and his wife kinda got screwed though.  All those years at Edwards as a test pilot he was on TDY.  Off post housing only.  His wife raised their kids doing all the laundry, diapers included in the bathtub.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2012, 08:45:34 PM »
Chuck Yeager!!!

He flew the mustang in WWII. I've listened to him in person, and read his autobiography. He was first to brake the sound barrier. He was a test pilot. He loved the mustang.

And he was a hunter and fisherman.  :tup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIeiMNjv0BQ


That was a great book!  He and his wife kinda got screwed though.  All those years at Edwards as a test pilot he was on TDY.  Off post housing only.  His wife raised their kids doing all the laundry, diapers included in the bathtub.

My grandpa flew with chuck in the 357th fighter group.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 09:14:56 PM »
:yeah:

I recommend his book A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald


I read his book, he also has a DVD out, I have not watched it yet, but I have it.. Here he is at one of our RC fly ins with his daughter holding onto a buddies RC P38


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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 09:44:07 PM »
That is a cool plane and a great man holding it.
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2012, 06:04:31 AM »
This is so cool guys  :tup:
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 06:14:08 AM »
cool vid, mustands do nothing for me anymore, too many of them, round motor airplanes are where its at.

Yea, I like the Jug and all the USN planes also

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2012, 08:44:09 AM »


And the Battle of Midway is mostly remembered as a Naval Battle. So I found this old footage and it was also the Army Air Core and USMC.

times before with just leather, wool and cotton.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012, 10:16:04 AM »
I think as far as looks goes nothing is better looking than the British Spitfire. Best looking plane ever. If I had flown back then I would have wanted to fly the Corsair as a Marine.

True, no other plane has ever equalled the Spitfire for beauty, with all its curves.  Very difficult to build, however.  They could build 5 Hawker Hurricanes (My all time favorite WW II plane), in the time it took to build one Spitfire.  By the war, the Hurricane was already obsolete, but they had LOTS of them and could build more fast!  :tup:
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2012, 06:09:46 AM »
This is my favorite Naval Battle in the history of all Navy's.

Basically in a nut shell the Americans and Japanese got into a Pacific size food fight.  :chuckle:

The Potato War.

http://www.historybyzim.com/2012/03/the-maine-potato-episode/
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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2012, 07:05:51 AM »
My dad and I had the opportunity to meet a mustang Ace in vancouver. He flew in the 355th over germany and shot down the ME262. He has a book called 'Live Bait' which was the name of his planes. He lives in vancouver now but was a dentist in the spokane area.

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Re: I met a 30 yr Mustang vet
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2012, 08:49:49 AM »
find time to sit and bs with those that are left, men were men in those times and they have some amazing stories. We have a famous P38 pilot up here, that spent a bunch of time in a concentration camp, Joe Moser, super nice guy.

 :yeah:  I never miss an opportunity to speak with a veteran from those era's.
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