Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The AAF at Bassingbourn - The Black Widow

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  1. Many thanks for these wonderful pix that sure brought back memories of Bassingbourn to this old veteran of 35 missions with 324th Sq. 91st BG (from Ludwigshafen 9/9/44 to Berlin 2/3/45).

  2. Many thanks Sam. I can’t tell you how happy I am to find connections like yours. The simple accident of finding these negatives has been one of the high points of my life.

    I was born in 1937 so my memories of the actual events are pretty scant. I grew up in Salina, Kansas north of the runway of the Smoky Hill AFB. My mother told me that whenever I would hear the growl of those dragons I would run outside to catch a glimpse of a B-17 banking east after take off. I even figured out that on days when the wind was from the north it would be the best day for sightings. I was only eight years old when the war ended.

    You have a fine web page. You certainly were in the midst of things. You are welcome to use any of my pictures that connect with your story. The Lost Gallery AAF page gets thousands of hits but few comments.

    The pictures get used often here and there linking back to the Lost Gallery which is exciting.

    I have added a link to your home page in the text at the top of this Lost Gallery AAF page. I lifted your web page banner to use in it, if that’s not okay let me know and I’ll fix. Please check the links to make sure they work properly.

    Keep me posted.




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