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Fresh update on "army air corps" discussed on Jesse Kelly
"Coming. I have to talk about social media. I have to go through your emails and we have Medal of honor Monday, and we only have an hour left in the show. Social media. Can be used. For great good. It can't be used for great harm. The main problem with it Now is this We haven't learned as a society as a world. We haven't learned how to use it. Yeah. These things take time. It's something brand new weight. I can talkto anyone anywhere about anything Anytime I want and hear what they're saying and see what they're doing. What you're seeing from a 30,000. Ft view is this We didn't realize we were thirsty. Someone tore open a fire hydrant. Have you ever heard of it? See the fire hydrant, get broken or opened up with the water pressure coming out there and take your skin off your face. We tasted a little of the water and thought, Wow, that's really good. And now what you see is the world as a whole, taking its collective face and stuffing it in front of the fire hydrant, trying to drink and constantly hurting itself. And then coming out of that and saying, Whoa! The fire hydrant is bad. It's a bad fire. 100 Water's bad. No. You haven't learned how to safely consume it yet. That's the difference. It's not that it's bad. It's not that it's good. It's that you on when I say you, I'm talking to the world as a whole haven't learned how to safely consume it yet. That's why it manifests itself and 9000 other ugly ways. And nobody has done it right? Nobody. Everyone's learning how to dance through that minefield. I will tell you this. This is just my last point on this before I move on. I want to get the medal of honor Monday. It really, really helps being associate path on social on social media because I don't have human emotions. If you are the type of person who is Morson positive, and I know that's a lot of people. That's a normal thing. You really need to monitor how often you have that phone in your hands staring at Facebook or Twitter or instagram, because it will affect you emotionally. All right. We haven't learned how to drink from that fire hydrant yet, so it's time to drink from that fire hydrant. Now it's time for Medal of honor Monday. Medal of Honor. Monday is the one good thing we do all week on this show. We take a Medal of Honor citation from one of our heroes, and we read it. We read it because the men deserve to be remembered because their deeds deserve to be remembered. And it's not enough to know that these citations just exist. If we don't read them and think about them and remember them, then they get for gotten and lost. And that is not good enough. Part of being a nation is remembering your greats. That's what great nations do. So let's talk about Mr Henry Eugene. Irwin. His nickname was red. He was the radio operator of a B 29 playing by the way, U. S Army Air Corps is where he was. He was the radio operator of a B 29 airplane. Leading a group formation to attack Koriyama, Japan. He was charged with the additional duty of dropping phosphorous smoke grenades to aid in assembling the group when the launching point was reached. Upon entering the assembly area, aircraft fire and enemy fighter opposition was encountered among the phosphorus bombs launched by staff Sergeant Irwin. One proof faulty, exploding and launching, shoot and shot back into the interior of the aircraft, striking him in the face The bird oring burning phosphorus, obliterated his nose and completely blinded him. Smoke filled the plane of securing the vision of the pilot, Staff Sergeant Erwin realized that the aircraft and crew would be lost of the burning bomb remained in the plane. Without regard for his own safety. He picked it up and feeling his way around, instinctively crowed around the gun turret and headed for the co pilot's window. He found the navigator's table obstructing his passage. Grasping the burning bomb between his forearm and body. He unleashed the spring lock and raised the table. Struggling through the narrow passage. He stumbled forward into the smoke field pilots compartment groping with his burning hands. He located the window and threw the bomb out. Completely aflame. He fell back upon the floor. The smoke cleared the pilot at 300. Ft, pulled the plane out of its dive Staff Sergeant Irwin's gallantry and heroism above and beyond the call of duty. Save the lives of his comrades..
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"But it was interesting enough. Italy put the king back on the throne victor emmanuel. And just about that time. I was been rome on or or and Everybody was running up toward the capital. San angelo so we ran with the crowd and i was standing on the curb and there was victor emmanuel and his son umberto the second well. He was about as closest from media. I put my hand out. And he put his hand out and shook hands with berta. The second now that was in may the fourth of july in italy is the second of june and that's when they voted to do away with the monarchy and become a democracy and the family went to switzerland. Interestingly enough my sister. And i were in portugal. Some years later and the tour bus stopped along the coast road to look at some rock formation in the surf. We off the bus. And i'm looking on the other side of the road and there's an estate and a pillar was air with little tag said it and driving out the driveway that minute was a convertible and were driving it umberto. The second go win two times in a lifetime just that minute that we were there. I recognize them. That is amazing. For sure re you still in europe. When the war ended in the pacific we might go to career. But i had enough points at that time to get out of the military. I had accumulated ninety six point with by decorations. And everything. And i saw that free college education a looming. So i i got out but it was a great adventure. A sorry that happened. I would do it again tomorrow. Who had a front seat for the biggest show on earth and you know it was just a little homeboy before that and we got the fly over half the world so i would go again tomorrow. What did you do at that free education. I couldn't start from when i got out. Until the following a lot of them went to penn state. I got a bachelor of science in chemistry. I was in the class of nineteen fifty. And i got the first class ring. They ever had didn't have nine hundred nineteen fifty and they ordered. These in was first in line with the open. The box got numero uno..
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Fly up the rhine river and and get our targets in northern europe. The ones that the eighth or air force didn't hit you all the way to berlin. We only flew one mission to berlin. And i took issue with it. It was four weeks before the end of the war. The opel factory in berlin was making tanks and from southern italy to berlin with a seven hour flight and the eighth air force had practically levelled everything in berlin. And i think they wanted to get it on schedule or something that we bombed berlin but they flew that mission. I think we one hundred and forty seven. Seventeen up there. Unfortunately we lost to cruz. And when they told them this at the pentagon they said we would have more input today on scheduling. You're such a mission. I said well we just did what we were told so. They were making tanks and the factory but they didn't have gasoline to run them. They didn't have any gasoline. The flat aircraft so why spend a measuring and losing to cruise for a mission like that. So they did say they would have more input in the service today but that was kind of winding down them all my battle stars well one of the things that changed of course for the air corps in europe was when they started having fighters escort the bomb groups. Did you have that the entire time that you were making runs right. We could only be escorted to the target before the p the one and the crowds would wait until the fighters turn back for lack of fuel and then they would say we didn't have too much a problem with fighters earlier in the war. They didn't but we hit the to sixty two jet fighter. We hit that over munich. They could do a lot of damage but luckily the war was winding down pretty much by the time they came along. So how did you evade when you got to the point before. The p fifty one fighters had to stop. How did you defend yourselves. They had formation could fly to avoid but primarily. We were flying maybe with the thousand bomber and stack them up. Seven to seventy squadron force one to a group eight squadrons so wing and five wings to an air force and they were called the flying fortresses for nothing so the fighters were you know pretty much afraid through a group like that..
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"So we added take jump positions fast on shoots. We're ready to go down into germany. He pulled the second. Co two bottle and the fire went out and then number four engine quit but we had to center engines and we were able to get back over the alps and at eighteen thousand feet over the alps. And then you coast home. But the the pilot singly flank cross for that mission for bringing us all home safely. Gotta do some tricky flying but it was it. Became routine would knock these oil refineries out. The germans had one loyal refiner for synthetically weiner nude stock and knock it out in the week later. We're back on stream again. Germans were very be productive. It's that sort of thing but we always. We hit a lot of any aircraft fire and we lost a lot of planes. This is the presidential unit citation. The blue we got that for one mission. We lost the whole squadron. The twentieth squadron was completely knocked down fortunately a lot of them became. Pow's 'cause i met them later reunions because they did get along well with the wildfire. The common denominator is that we were all flyers and they took care of us and we took care of them. If we got shot down and the yes estimate you but they got you they call it a brutal little brothers take in and give you a double schnapps. We did the same as the same food we did. We had a little. Pow camp and toward the end of the war. We left the gate open and all of them left. We're going out into a world where they weren't gonna get fed. The missions were pretty much the same one after the other. Actually we southern france after d day into marseille for little resistance there we try to draw troops down from northern france was a really the north african campaign which i was not involved in and that bronze star was for north africa and middle east was for the battle of where we finally ended up. We had a difficult time with population. There that was a main hub and of course the airstrip was being used by the enemy and we dropped leaflets. That we're going to bomb that area. But they had an aircraft shelter along the railroad tracks. But also along the railroad. They had these tank cars filled with gasoline. And when we did finally bum that railroad yard we bomb the tank cars and the flu is flew down into that alderman. Kevin allow population so we were not too popular in the city of number one by herself. Never went without your forty fives and we didn't grant them. But then the final battle star was the battle of the rome. And that's when we.
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"A upper turn garner. Some of these names are fading into oblivion now and right and left waste guy and a tail gunner. Tell goner was emslie. I remember that because he was the oldest man on the crew and during the winter over germany that year with sixty below zero and many tail gunners froze to death actually and the bombers so we had to try and take good care of emslie and so we all made it back. Except for joe joe martin. That's about it i guess. As far as crew members go what was that first mission like. We're anticipating the real battle but it was actually what we call milk run. I think they deliberately do those sorts of things. Get your feet wet. Without being too scared it was another town called castle franko railroad yard and we drop their bombs. We didn't have. We had a little flack but no fighter. Cover it all so that was pretty easy when they got tupper. Fdr that well. Let's talk about that. Because i know that you've received five bronze battle stars right so talk about those as best as you can remember them. What happened on those missions. As i say we were after oil constantly and we always bombed a military target. We never bomb the new civilian areas except one. So i can tell you about later. But of course as the germans drew back you know The perimeter became shorter and shorter so they accumulated more anti aircraft. Guns and the targets got a lot more difficult from any aircraft fire and because we were bombing their source of gasoline. They couldn't put their aircraft in the sky. So we did not have a big problem with fighter planes. We had a few. And i think i credit for a half or something like that. But when you have eleven machine guns on bomber and you have seven bombers stocked up into squadron. The germans are quite fearful of flying through there because those machine guns shot eight rounds per second and so we. We didn't have a lot of difficulty with the fighters but we did with the flat. We're always come home with a hundred holes in the bomber. I worst mission. I guess was when number one engine one on the far left. A piece of flack cut the driveshaft to that engine and it was windmilling and we couldn't feather the engine and because of the rapid windmilling with really shaken. The bummer terrible and then it went on fire. We're well over germany at that time pilot round the bailout bell. co two bottles between all the engines the co-pilot pull the i c o two violent..
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"The debriefing. Alva survey immediately flash it into wing headquarters and from there to the partisans in yugoslavia so they could get to that particular position before the germans got there. I don't know whether they did or not but it was a good shot and try. Yeah that's an amazing network that they had it set up. So where were you based i. Once you got to europe we didn't move around we Hop skip the north africa. We landed the french foreign legion base for overnight and they were pretty tough. You birds there. warcry was delay more people. There and janie poem share people to death for war. Bill french foreign legion and I think we were there but then we flew over to north african jump from both africa up to southern italy. The first day relented the town called joya because the bombers the base where we're going to be permanent permanent they were coming back from a mission so we had to wait until they all landed. And then we flew from gioia up to where we were based the air base that we used had been used in world war one by the italians. They had the only bummer and world war one and we flew americans over there to fly those bombers and one of them was piramal. And of course. I'm sure it was bilingual. But they flew those old bombers over the alps and bomb germany. Of course when he by me being mayor of new york and laguardia field was named after right but we use the same airstrip as they use of world war. One that was it.
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Some pretty good training infantry training and kiesler field mississippi in the summer that was a little harsh but then we move from the mexican border to the canadian border to moorhead state teachers college. And that's where we get the democ training. I learned to fly. Fargo airport was right across the river from moorhead was fargo north dakota flown before you joined the service no and then the another driver's license and eighteen years. Did you ever been on a plane. No no they weren't the problem. That's true in fact. If we saw one would call out the neighbors and to see this airplane. I actually met one of the wright brothers. I met orville right. Yeah he lived to be nineteen forty seven so i was gonna service so It was a great experience. I enjoyed flying but i didn't make pilot. What was it like the first time you got in the air. What was that feeling like. Exhilarating i think. I'm pretty good knack for it. Good marks from the instructor but we had to do all the acrobatics spends installs. Everything else wasn't too happy with odd but it was kind of fun when you're eighteen fun so that didn't make you a pilot. But they did make a radio navigator. How'd you feel about that. Well i think i fitted properly in crew looking back. I was little chagrin one of the things. There's four big throttles on a beach. Seventeen and my hand wasn't big enough to handle anything like that. But there were other reasons. And i didn't want to be a bummer. There i opted to be a radio operator. Didn't get commission but other than bother me very much. I had more knowledge of what was going on on the pilot. Because actually i was in contact with wing headquarters and you know all over the globe and i think one of the greatest things i ever did. We want to newfoundland and we're getting ready to go to europe. Were snowed in there for a while and finally got the tailwind to go and celestial mama. Gator had been drinking all night long and he was not fitted bomber across the ocean. So i have a twenty years maybe eight nineteen years. I was about nineteen bomber.
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Guest. This week on veterans chronicles. Is tom fitzpatrick he's a. Us army air corps veteran of world. War two in which he served on a b seventeen bomber crew top. Thank you very much for being with us. Planned to be here. Where were you born and raised her was born in springfield township montgomery county pennsylvania in nineteen twenty four. Tell us about your family. I had a sister who was two years older. My father had been a veteran of world war one and he married right editor of the army and my sister was the first born nineteen twenty two and i followed a nineteen twenty four and that was the extent of our family. What was the impact of the great depression on your family. We all a pretty tough. During the depression. The warmer father had a little grocery store of nobody could pay him. We started a long. He gave me a sixteen gauge shotgun. I think i was about twelve. I'd go out and put some meat on the table and.
Giant Statues of US Presidents' Heads Are Crumbling in Virginia
"If you're wondering who has both the patience and the skills to sculpt giant busts of every president. I'd like you to meet david aspects. Okay i was in world war two. Remember that one so all the papers. David's originally from texas but he served in the army air corps during world war two and that brought them to france he always been artistic kid who doodling in the margins of notebooks. But it'd be embarrassed in seeing it all as a young man said man. This is where. I want to be. So i finish service and then took my gi bill to do two years embarrassed. David addicts was primarily a painter. But over time he started to work in sculpture as well and in nineteen ninety-four four. He got his biggest commission to sculpt a sixty seven foot. Tall statue. Of sam houston. The city's namesake and former governor and president of texas in one of the things that david loved about sculpting sam houston was working on the head and specifically the is head is about twelve feet tall and i get looking in his eyes and i love the way it's gone looks right at you. It was a big job so in the middle of it. David decided to take a little break. Go on a road trip. Take a quick vacation to visit friends in canada and driving. Back home decided mount rushmore. Everybody knows what it is. But i've never seen it but man i was well by that in the sixty feet tall but disappointed that you couldn't get closer to them. Look in their eyes. The is to david. The is were what helped him make the sculpture more than just a piece of stone. And so as you looked up at the president's carved into mount rushmore. He got an idea. Wouldn't it be great to do the president. Not just the four of those but all of them were forty three hundred that and not that big sixty feet but the about twenty. So that's what they the idea of building a whole set of the president's heads
Legendary pilot Chuck Yeager, first to break sound barrier, dies at 97
"Just pilot chuck yeager passed away this week. At the age of ninety seven yeager made history as the first to fly faster than the speed of sound. Abc's maggie rulli has more on his life and his daredevil spirit. And i'll start at in the small town of elmira west virginia where he was born february thirteenth nineteen twenty-three yeager enlisted in the army air corps right after highschool in nineteen forty one instantly noticed for his ace flying skills. Yeager joined combat operations in world. War two returning stateside for years later after flying more than sixty area wartime missions and he's credited with downing five german planes in a single day. It was two years later in october. Nineteen forty seven that yeager launched into history becoming the first person to break the sound barrier flying seven hundred miles per hour in level flight on the bell x one rocket nicknamed the glamorous glenis after his wife the daring feat thrusting the test pilot into military superstardom feature prominently in the nineteen eighty. Three film. the right stuff three amazingly. He wasn't done replicating the feat again at age. Eighty nine to mark the sixty fifth anniversary of his historic flight. Cemented yeager in history is an american icon and one of the greatest military pilots of all
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
"Retired Air Force brigadier general Charles Chuck Yeager who show do you have the right stuff when he became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound has died he was ninety seven yeah I guess why Victoria announced on Twitter he died Monday he was born in West Virginia and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in nineteen forty seven younger than twenty four broke the sound barrier flying six hundred and sixty miles per hour his exploits were told in the book and movie the right stuff he fought in World War two and the Vietnam War was awarded the Purple Heart and the presidential medal of freedom at age seventy nine Jaeger piloted an F. fifteen to near one thousand miles per hour looking back on his life he once said I was just a lucky kid who caught the right ride Chuck Yeager dead at ninety seven I'm Julie Walker
Chuck Yeager, first pilot to break sound barrier, has died at age 97
"Test pilot Chuck Yeager dead at the age of 97, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, a decorated air force officer He served in World War two in the Army Air Corps. He was the right stuff
Boston - World War II Veteran Celebrates 96th Birthday In Natick With Drive-By Party
"During this pandemic, you've probably seen this. Maybe you were part of Ah, drive by birthday party. Very popular for young kids who can't have their friends over because of the pandemic about World War two veteran Uelmen Bartlett a little drive by for him, too. He's 96 friends, neighbors, police, firefighters and, of course other veterans. Driving by to wish the longtime resident of Natick Happy birthday, Willman Bartlett served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War two good for
Until Death: Raynella Leath
"As a child. Rinella grew up in a small community outside Knoxville Tennessee. Rinella was the second child. She had an older sister named flow. Anna and two younger siblings. Marcus and Robin her parents do e Annie met in college. They married after. Dewey had enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Any Finish College. Do we want a purple heart? And after the war he continued his education. So Anne worked as a schoolteacher and do he worked for the US Department of Energy so he made some good use at his time. Back in college had a masters degree in Chemistry and Physics and he was very invested in a safe storage of nuclear waste. Sounds like a smart guy. Yeah absolutely and Rinella grew up in this ideal environment. It was virtually crime free. And this was a town where she and her siblings could. Just hop on their bikes. Anytime go downtown. See a movie or use the Community Swimming Pool. It was kind of one of those pre planned communities for the nuclear power plant scientists. So the kids didn't even know what their parents position was at the company. But that's pretty much what it all revolved around but they were also religious rain. Ls saying in the choir of the Baptist Church and when she was in elementary school her classes were segregated but her high school actually became the first integrated school in the south in nineteen fifty five so at least in part because of the large population of these government scientists. Rinella schools were quite exceptional. The science were excellent of course and the children began learning a second language by the time they were in the second grade so it really gave her a lot of advantages in life her. She was always at the top of her class and was taking all the advanced courses she could. She's also in the marching band spinner weekends at Football Games drive INS and other activities common in the nineteen fifties. Yes he just watch American graffiti. That was kind of what it was like. Right right yeah. Drinking was less of a problem than in most communities because this county they lived in was completely dry. Yeah that's amazing how to combat alcohol. Well I mean if you really want the alcohol you could drive out of the county and get it sure but it's certainly made it harder on the kids in a lot of their parents didn't even have booze in the house which. I don't know about you but the first blues I had I snuck from my parents. Liquor cabinet will. It's where you get it right exactly and there's not just a dry county but a lot of lot of Baptist people and they don't look at alcohol. Is that interesting anyway now? I think it might be a no no for them completely. It certainly not encouraged note therefore remark so after high school. Rinella went to East Tennessee State University as a nursing student while they're Rinella got good grades in competed in rifle shooting. Yeah funny when you think about Ed. Just the way said that. I'm thinking here's a student right getting the grid. So but yeah. He's a marksman let's Tennessee. It's the south right and. I think there's you know more familiarity with guns in the south or is that just a a cliche. No I think that's probably true. Yeah we'll why she was there. This is when she met her. First husband. William Edward Dos it and he went by Ed but young ad had a very different childhood. He had many losses in his life. And I guess the most dramatic I would say was his mom's death. This happened on Easter morning. Nineteen fifty six when Little Edie was just eight years old and he woke up in the morning to find his mother on the floor beside his bed. Dead of a heart attack and just two months later. His Dad died from cancer. So Eddie was an orphan and he ended up moving in with his aunt. And uncle was kind of tough Lou eight-year-old cured get up in the morning and mom's dead on the floor. Can you imagine it's just? It's horrible so he had a much rougher upbringing then ray Nella dead but he was just a real go-getter and as a child. Everyone said he was exceptionally kind in high school. He played some football but he also worked on the school newspaper and he was a member of several clubs. Once he was in his senior year he was given the award for the Best School Spirit. Then he went to college on a football scholarship and he continued to date his high school sweetheart in his freshman year. Everyone thought these two would get married but then he met right now at college in broke up with the girlfriend not an unusual phenomenon. Guess so ED graduated with a business degree. He and Renault got married when she was a senior in college. Now the story I always liked Nell is mom. She didn't approve of that and she apparently knew how to hold a grudge. But she didn't speak to Ed for the first thirteen years of their marriage. Well that's serious grudge holding right. Guess so you really love my mother-in-law. She doesn't talk to me. But when you look at the big picture it kind of makes you think Did Rain Nella get some of that kind of personality from holding grudges or well at decided? He wanted to be a lawyer and he started taking classes at the University of Tennessee Law School in Nineteen Sixty nine ray. Nella began working as a nurse after she graduated in nineteen seventy two at graduated from law school. He had inherited his family's farm. Both of his parents were deceased so he would call himself a farmer and a country lawyer. But it's funny he always said I'm a farmer I and a lawyer second even though he would really end up being very successful as a lawyer did a good job. He had quite a career absolutely really popular as well. It worked in criminal defending people in need. Yeah he liked to help the poor people. Then in nineteen seventy eight. Renaudot gave birth to their first child. Maggie dice it and they then moved to the family farm. Young family lived in a mobile home on the property. As Ed built a new house they worked hard. He built the house entirely from lumber from his own trees. He had an architect who designed the home and he had a contractor friend who advised him on how to do things but basically he built this place. So that's pretty impressive to me. Sure is in nineteen eighty two. When a district attorney general retired decided to run for that job and the funny thing is once. He entered the election. His mother-in-law had a change of heart. Suddenly Ed was an okay guy. Who's now worthy of my attention right? Which really got crate? But she enjoyed this attention and she would be photographed with him at campaign events as much as possible. But Ed took it in stride you now. That's my mother-in-law. Whatever I'm going to be nice to. Everybody and Rinella was a good wife. She was working really hard to help them with this campaign. So it's not like they were on the outsor- anything. The marriage was really good for a long time. And when Ed Din win this election the family celebrated the local. Sheriff gave Ed a five shot. Pistol telling him now. He needed a gun to protect himself. Because he's putting away bad guys and they might come after him but that wasn't a gun guy then the next year at an Rinella had a son William Edward Dawson Junior. So now the family had big Edie and little Edie Ed had a secretary named K and she was married to a guy named Steve Walker and the two couples K. In Stephen Ed. Ray Noah were friendly and they did some socializing from time to time when K had a son who they named Kevin in nineteen eighty four. She left her position and ED's office and Henry now had a third child whose name Katie born in nineteen eighty five so rinella never visited the walkers but ed ended up spending a lot of time there and you might ask why they spent a Lotta time why. He spent a lot of time there because he was screwing k. Well I'm just thinking you know. Things must have been not perfect with he and Rinella by then if he's out having an affair her maybe he was just bored who knows but K. was very fond of him and that's part of the issue. A lot of people think K. Was really in love with Ed. But he wasn't going to leave rain Allah and we don't know if that's because it wouldn't look good if he was afraid of her. Maybe we don't know. But then in nineteen eighty AK had a second son who she and her husband named Kyle and although her husband Steve Did know about it until years later kyle was actually Ed's biological child the product of this affair kind of love child. We didn't know about birth control too. Well I'm sure there was some knowledge of it but who knows. Maybe she wanted to have a baby kinda nasty to pass it off as her husband. Well I don't know Dick. I almost think it's kind. Maybe you don't agree with me but I almost think it's kind of a kind decision. What good is it going to do their family now? They have two sons. What good is it if she tells her husband? The son is not biologically yours and maybe she didn't even know one hundred percent. That's a possibility but I mean I'm just one of these people. I think sometimes not most the time but sometimes holding back. A harsh truth can be an act of love controversial. But it's how I feel I'm GONNA leave it at that okay now. Nineteen Ninety right now retired from nursing and she concentrated on raising her children and managing the family farm. Dave Leaf was a nice man. Who's a friend of ED? And he had a pool. Nello take your children. Today's house to swim in the summer other than that. There was really no connection between Renault and Dave while they were very different people. I mean she really valued education and Dave was a high school dropout. Who worked as a barber? Not that. There's anything wrong with that but it's a much simpler job than ads. Still Dave was very likeable and well known in the community is a good guy. You know that same year ED started to have stomach pains now. He said in a board meeting for local farmers that he had the meanest away from the world. Who's trying to kill him even though he didn't smile and he said everyone's still took it as a joke. They all understood. That Renault is a real force. Probably wasn't the easiest woman to live with. Now I mean what can you say about right Allah from what we know. She was wearing the pants in her home. No matter who she was married to and you didn't want across her she could hold a grudge dislike her mom. I guess but then tragedy struck in October of nineteen ninety one because that was admitted into the hospital he thought it was just for an appendectomy but during that surgery a Denno carcinoma was found on his appendix and too small intestine so they did some further exploratory surgery and they found that he had cancer. That had metastasized to several organs. It was just all over his abdomen so there was no chance of curing him of that
Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102
"Author and play right Erin Edward Hotchner has died at the age of one hundred two after service in World War two was a journalist in the U. S. Army Air Corps Hotchner became close friends with Ernest Hemingway writing is nineteen sixty six biography Papa Hemingway who's working also adapted for place in television later with another close friend and Westport Connecticut neighbor actor Paul Newman archer co founded Newman's own which donates all profits to charities they co wrote a memoir about the project called shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good he also wrote bestselling biographies of Doris Day and Sophia Loren in a book about his childhood king of the hill later adapted into a Steven Soderbergh
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And come back around the WHO you so that the pilots and use a tourniquet more or less like systems so I broke down and got a drive out of it and gave him the drive spring and they started flying like that in other words each switched it in and so much. It's easier than trying to physically homeless but later I was told by this co-pilot that stuff. They were both tired. Fire to hold dashboard out a fan so they had to abandon that and finish flaunting so when we got back over the field this Carl was in charge arts was trying to tell our pilots what to do. Our pilot already made his mind. He knew what he was going to do. And he knew that if he ever thought the-there's feed we'd lose told Lane so the after fifty one to bail and decided he was going in where we're going with he flew Liam cut their base commander authorized dance and he flew in. We landed at a hundred and forty miles. An hour and ninety miles is normal the co-pilot if he really had ride the brakes for him if the ground so we all got up fish to ground they were time to kiss the ground. Uh Oh wow that. That's three harrowing missions. At least I don't even know if there's there's more that you want to describe but that was that the one where you the the most concerned. Oh it's time to kiss the ground. Yes I don't even have any record of it. I know my Balturick got district. We got over two bomber on one of our mission and Everybody always round in and he didn't come in so I kicked on top of this terrorist and get into response and so about that time all the flax taking place so I had to take my flak suit all sorts of work I had to get in there and frank him out and when I hand trying to open the door I looked down in and all his oxygen hose. It's come just to nation. So I plugged it back walk-in and we went ahead and finish. It went ahead over the bomber on is ordered on an overturned mission and after a while he came to the first thing you did forced grabbed a control tyre about half the oil market. Get Him out and tell them what is taking place. Just another one daily thing. It's amazing stuff Mr Narcan. Let's take another quick break when we come back more about your story from World War Two and then we're also going to get your thoughts on your cousin who was a hero in the Pacific theater of World War Two also serving in the US. Army Air Court. I'm Greg Columbus. This is veterans chronicles. We are back on veterans chronicles. I'm Greg Columbus. Thanks for being with us this week. Our guest is just if north. GUMMY is a world war veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He served in the eighth. US Air Force and Sir. We've talked a lot about a number of harrowing missions the tightknit nature of your crew. It's been a fascinating conversation already. What was your reaction action? When you found out the war in Europe had ended? We just stayed at the back. Some of them went up and some of them got off of this GPS and everything else. We had one talent after that we lost a lot of people Ever taken Rehab before. They flew back home and they had bad trash and law. I don't know all those people. Won't Rehab Rehan surprised at all or did you think we were getting pretty close to victory. All I knew we were Yeah it's pretty obvious. Because we had defeated their airforce so to speak so we had everything under control but they still had all their all their flak guns which they could use them they they normally. What what you do is Back when days when they airforce with dominance they would go out and they would shoot. Actually Oh you got over the target and once you got over the target then they would back off and that's when you pick up your slack. They and start shooting at you from the ground until you bomb. Ron was over and then air force for come back at you slings. So that that that was assistant way it worked once they Off say the Air Force was ineffective. They had more. They could move their ground. When you go across the Ryan River they could move them wherever the slacks wherever you see everybody flew to same pattern going in coming out so they could get under shoot days? We're talking Huma. Joseph Narcan Sir. How long did you have to stay in England before you got to go home when the war was over we flew back and It it wasn't what about six weeks rush pretty nice back. We had We brought out. I don't know how many of the whole plane full and revote all Ground crews came with also. At that point we're plans being made to send you to the Pacific weight back up for Rehab and it depended upon fund whether we were going or not and then all of a sudden after we got out I think we wichita falls Every tournament that we would not have to go turned out. Nobody else had to go with the strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the end of the Pacific theater war. How long did you stay in the service? Then after the war well I had to say for two years even though it could have got out on points but if I got out on phone I I would have to be in reserve and I didn't want to be innocent so I stayed in two more months just sort. It ought to be the eligible without having to be reserved which was good. I didn't have to go Serena. Then what career did you pursue after that. I work with a company that My brother-in-law brother-in-law started and its telecommunications we buried cable thousands of miles of it every year. How did you stay in touch with the rest of your crew? We went without several years. Then we finally all with the exception of one got together and in Lincoln Nebraska through threw three eighty. I bomb associates which they had had for quite a while but only the tail gunner was a was a member until we all got together. Find a located everybody except The engineer on our crew. All of us got together in Lincoln Com known one lifts and and all of them are certainly heroes Sir and speaking of heroes. Your family has More World War Two service than we've already discussed with your honorable service as As a waste gun around the beast seventeens one in particular. I know that you'd like to make sure folks know about is your cousin Major. Raymond Wilkins who was awarded the Medal of honor her for his heroism in the air in the. US Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific Theater ultimately lost his life at the battle of new Britain in nineteen forty-three What do you want folks to know about his legacy and what that means to your family? What got this started was my daughter's a member of and she received a calendar World War Two medal of honor addition. And it had Jack Lucas in this. They highway after Manhattan is for that particular time I was reading articles and Lo and behold Jack Lupus was born about twenty miles from over in in In the Carolinas and that's also or Raymond is from believe lying there force. They had something named after him up our building hangar. Or something and We got together and they were building a new bridge over the River Columbus North Carolina. We were asking two states day. tecate the bridge to him. And it'd be Raymond we'll 'cause Grizz memorial no more bridge when it stated that they made. They made the whole counted as length of the county highway. Sixty four after him. Well then when got Lucas. Good Lord you know he just right up the road from Iran with that metal on our winters like that and there's a little old dried up community taste. So what are you most proud of of your service or your family service in World War Two look the family. I got a brother had about three purple politics. And you wouldn't believe it. He came and visited me when I was overseas. When we're over during wh where did he serve in the army? And where did he see action. Listen in brant liberated science. What does it mean to you sir to see the recognition that the World War Two generation ration- has received particularly over the past couple of decades? We've been pretty well taken care of okay. You truth is gratifying. What else would you like? Costano Sir about your service. Your crew members your family. Anything else from your time in World War Two all I know is that They were wonderful crew winds we stayed in touch and Right up to the last and we had a.
"army air corps" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Our guest this week on veterans chronicles is Joseph Noricum. He is a veteran of the. US Army Air Corps in World War. Two he served in the eighth air force as a Waist Gunner on twenty ninety three missions over Europe and Mr Norkin. Thanks very much for being with us. Today it's an honor to have you. Where were you born and raised? Let's start at the very beginning. Born in Columbia. I'm Bill North Carolina October the Twenty Third Nineteen and twenty five. Uh when did you join the service or four. Were you drafted or did you enlist. I'm listed why did you choose the Air Force or the Army Air Corps. At the time. I wanted to fly something. Did you have any experience flying. No so what happened then once you signed up. Where did they send you? I went to. I am a beach and what happened there and stayed.
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"It's an incredible story that you know, I and I talked to Franco's on skis out the last tiger. And the a lot of these guys would go back to China later in the war, and they would be treated as celebrities, you know, people would swarm them in the streets, and here, it's just you know, we we forgotten a lot of important legacies from our history. And this is just one of those things that you know with stainless during the war. There's the John Wayne movie, but it's largely been forgotten afterwards. And I just think it's it's an important. It's important for us to remember this history, particularly at a time when we're struggling to think through our own relationship with China today. It's important for us to remember that the US and China are not destined to be enemies. There's actually this relationship of friendship and alliance. It's important for us. Remember, and you know, it was these young men and women who are in the unit who help cement that. And there is a legacy of our two countries working together to fight. It common foes, what happened to the Tigers after they were officially disbanded. So it's it's a fascinating story there officially disbanded in July nineteen forty two a couple of them stay on and as part of this new army air corps unit including Chenault, but a lot of them come home. And they're greeted as heroes. So in in Marion, Iowa the local flying tiger Bill. Read is greeted with a parade. That's larger than anything that's ever been seen in that part of Iowa before. And I got to see the original newspaper clips talking about this. And he's, you know, he's there on stage with his mom, and it's it's an incredible sense of of homecoming for a lot of these flying Tigers. But of course, there's still a war that needs to be fought. And so most of them end up returning to the front lines going all over the world. Bill Reid goes back to fight in China and he's killed in combat in a in a in a tragic incident. And and there's a sense of mourning in Iowa about his loss. Other others of them go on to win the medal of honor for their Geraldo IX and battle and they become famous in their own, right? I'm Greg pappy. Boynton becomes famous for leading the black sheep squadron. There's later on TV show about him and he's shot down in combat after taking down the most number of enemy aircraft. And part of the book is about telling about his incredible story of being in a Japanese prison camp right next to Louise amp arena, the famous runner from unbroken. So there's all kinds of fascinating things. These guys do later and later in the war and later in life. They all kind of go onto all different pursuit, some of them become pilots, some of them become farmers doctors or lawyers, but every year they would get together for these reunions because being a flying tiger was something that stayed with them for the rest of their lives. And those are the same reunions that I've been fortunate enough to be accepted into as a historian over the past couple of years to learn about the flying Tigers and to preserve their legacy. And this book really gets to for the first time tell the real human story of what it was like to be one of these flying Tigers the book is called the flying Tigers. The untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against. In Japan by Sam Kleiner. I'm so glad you told their story. Thank you Sam. Thank you so much. Thanks for listening to Kentucky focused today. We.
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"An MLS stadium is considered that McCallum place has been, idle for a long time and now I, think it's interesting that all these people coming out of. The woodworks with proposals but. I think the soccer, stadium, is the best proposal when it comes to. Long term financial benefits to the. City There you go he says it's going. To be used a lot? I, mean, what twenty maybe thirty home games than the rest of. The year, it would be a concert venue or the truck and tractor pull. Quidditch quidditch yeah I'm always I'm always concerned when it's like. We must do this now the end, of the world yeah because then I don't, really, trust the amend amendments that go in there like why why rush yes why the rush because that properties. Been sitting there vacant for a long time and it's probably not the. Best soil of the best dirt ever is there good soccer dirt well listen I mean there, used to be the pickle research center I mean there's some crazy freaky scientific projects that have gone on down there It's tainted dirt oh my goodness what I'm saying you're. Not going to grow good? Corn, on, that field you don't play soccer and your crocs out. On that, field is what we're saying no Jim in southwest Austin good morning Hey, guys how are you. Good what's What's Great, well they're talking about the space force briefly provide a little historical. Context most of the listeners probably don't know that prior to forty seven or forty. Nine we didn't even have an air force as. Such. Yeah The army was the army air corps was. Part of the army but analysis dictated changes change. Sufficiently Property. Of a separate service so the air, force was created a separate service I. Think the questions to ask the environment changed sufficiently Space is important enough that we deserve. A branch of the armed forces to operate in space Subservient to the air force's primary mission which is airplane atmosphere Yeah You get all. Scientific let me. There. Man it's a great. Point I, mean it's it's the next step of evolution of. Everything You know. We have private, companies that can..
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"Well we need space force to save us who boldly go where no man has gone before we're going to have the space force yeah space force they may even be an animated films pixar now that'd be awesome wouldn't it and a rod pilots coming on later to talk about what space force really could be us just talked with a former astronauts on wakeup call this morning who said you know what i think this is a necessary thing space is now a theater for war we know it's going to be there are going to be two areas cyber war and space and so two affected and to deal with it it makes sense it's it's well when the during world war two for example there was an air force it was the army air corps and it became obvious that the air force had to be a separate branch and i think the same thing is this cartoon space for it's just the name but it's very few people are gonna disagree with this with the astronaut was saying he said you know it at many times along the way the air force would be brought in as part of some dod thing you know that they would be brought in to nasa and so they were working jointly anyway so the creation of a space force this separate entity sort of makes sense.
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"And kari grant to other major movie stores in this romantic comedy here's a scene from the philadelphia story were drunk mccauley connors played by stuart visit c k dexter haven played by kari grant in the middle of the night sms in other words suddenly gets off now you back to the ball before your turnin pumpkin on six white mice to by seek made expert made on all seed kei expert advice when he gets up you are we it's where the come on man i bring greetings cinderella's slipper bits called champagne champagne is a great level over lower it makes your mind equal i would go i'd say that oil almost michael almost my goal from 1941 to forty six stewart took a break from his acting career to serve in world war two imagine this folks he gets an oscar and then he serves he joined the us army air corps leader known as the us air force and rose up through the ranks to become a colonel by wars and stewart tried to enlist even before the japanese launched their sneak attack on pearl harbor he was rejected for being underweight standing over six three he weighed under one hundred and sixty pounds the thirty two you're old movie star went into training eating high caloric foods and drinking vanilla malts in march of 1941 shortly after winning the academy award for best actor for his role in the philadelphia story stewart reported for his second physical by the end of march this oscarwinning movie star was private james stewart was shipped to moffitt field at the southern end of san francisco bay for training with the year core in this clip we hear from jimmy stewart in nineteen forty two in a recruitment film produced by warner brothers aimed at young men who were thinking about joining the air force right now a greater math mobile app and on my head hurler world taken play man hung heading down harm married manon tangle man brother wait heart house burn bothers on business john walker from the factory and students from college is on a high schools all over america are mobilizing joining up or having their numbers pulled out on facebook and this war we're fighting today and tomorrow and the next day until we win is a war on it was a war in the air and the.
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"Customers would call in and have a need or a problem being able to help them through that and fix it was brought a lot of value to me what do you mean it brought a lot of value the eu to seeing people have a need or a problem and being able to help solve that in a way that that helps come with i'm really turn yours truly of the joy of doing that bret what do you think can you mentioned earlier you're grandfathered with type of a rowland and how did he affect your life so my grandfather was an air force pilot army air corps and then airforce than i always looked up and respected him that actually led to me into my career as an air force officer brian yes you you you obviously have a strong technical skills and new homes his early age but what what experience would you say most prepared you to be a business owner so as i as i just mentioned i became an air force a communications officer and my first assignment was ramstein germany in january about two following nine eleven the spinoff of all of his activities and as a young second lieutenant being put in charge of a group of of airman that some of which were twice my age and learning that as a leader as as an event ultimately as a business owner you don't have to have all the answers but you have to know how to build and manage a team of people that do have those answers so team building you take is one of the key skills that you you developed yet to me at the end of the day everything revolves around people and if you take care of the people that are working for you and build a great team and you treat your customers like people and take care of them the other pieces will fit together mmhmm jansher learn that three i think i've learned it at every stage along the way you know whether it was now it in high school with that ice pierre and the air force store you know even following i spent time in the pentagon and on the white house in the department of homeland security and all long it's always been about people and watching you.
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"Go on board a chartered american airlines airbus we go live to dc and do we are going to visit with four police escorted motor coaches the us marine memorial that's the eu will jima memorial the arlington the national cemetery for the changing of the guard ceremony the world war two memorial and the korean war memorial and it's a it's just a unbelievable included a and i will have one of the one of the honorees who is flying up with me will be on the show tomorrow obligation to have forty one members of the army thirteen air force army air corps six marines twenty one sailors and one merchant marine and you know it people who were be twenty four aviators instructor pilots shipboard radio operators clerk said radio repairman be 24 navigators aviation ordinance which is basically what my father was aircrew gunner's mate kennedy arrived foreman communication sergeant be seventeen aircraft mechanic that is what my father did infantrymen diesel machinists fireman tactical instructors sherman tank drivers and carpenters this is a chance for veterans to be remembered this is a chance to thank them an honor them for their service in their sacrifices no matter what part of the mission they served they called when their nation needs did the most and as most every veteran that i've ever spoken wither interviewed says they did what they had to do most of them can tell you with great detail the the the the details and the dates of their service and does some of the memories i just two stunning robert timid of hope sound was a navy in the navy he will celebrate his ninety seven th birthday with us september 23rd he served in world war two as a be 24 piloting shut down in the south pacific he also served in the korean war and the vietnam war and at ninety seven he's taken the trip jerome winston of boca raton was a us merchant marine a radio operator.
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"On freighters that carried ammunition tanks aircraft and food to europe uh and and he remembers actually being attacked by german submarines have joseph kessler laura vero beach with us from new york he served in the battle of the bulge and still feels the bitter cold and wet conditions that eats endured in those foxholes benard done it's of west palm beach was an era me arco army air corps where my father served recollect s bombing runs as they be 24 navigator during the invasion of late gulf edward fitzgerald of port st lucie from the navy remembers attacks from enemy planes and submarines as he served as an armed guard on cargo ships carrying supplies throughout the europe and pacific theaters alvin lesser of the us army he fought his way through france and germany in remembers being strafed by enemy aircraft rolling god drove port st lucie us army fought six straight months as a rifleman on the korean war as main line of resistance helping backup the marines on mount baldy and uh he's thankful to have come back alive and so many others that will get to talk with medics who served in the dmz in korea guess what those who the mass units that we watched that series in that movie mashah about i'm so i'm i'm really i'm just them so honored so thrilled that i'm going to be able to be applied part of of the this flight at these brave men who served in the united states military all over the globe many of them in major battles had done this is how you get to show your appreciation by attending the operation homecoming at palm beach international airport on saturday evening the 23rd welcome the.
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"Was very very tough man and he joined the he joined the uh the army the army air corps when he was seventeen and by the way my mother's father joined the marine twenty with thirty four when the attack pearl harbor they hate trump connection my my grandfather pardon and would remain guam i great uncle quoting guadalcanal my father never was sent over pain but he trained in was ready to roll oh and uh i have enormous respect for my parents and i while there with me i'm very very lucky they are i i get credit spend time with a does he know the bill though the faculty of should know what you're very complex near near live well you know what this is what i mean about you these questions here quite a good question i will tell you that i probably caused me every night after my radio where does everything on night and he uh i've never had before he won said to me a couple of years ago he had you know what i know why i've lived there strong and i didn't have to fight the not said why he said to have you as my son have you now at that's quite a father a girls weather our girls and that so we're very very quickly and that's why i i dedicate this book my parents finally feel about stood of america right that is very upset about it and it's amazing as i hate 92 my mother's eighty six eight keep track of this they have foxconn you know twenty four seven sure and uh i say to me she when it went on comey what the hell is this window in a what's gone on with their said why can't we that hun i hit that i did three hours can we could talk about the family and see what's going on and so for engaged as they were before it my motherinlaw paint thank you from gate is a remarkable generation these folks they could give up they could say you know.