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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

B-17 Bomber Crew

B-17 Bomber Crew

Shared by JimEichholz: My great uncle Paul Salk (kneeling 2nd from left) together with the rest of his bomber crew in front of their B-17. He was a tail-gunner. Later he moved to a B-29, and unfortunately died in a rendezvous accident with another B-29. Photo was taken in early 40s. View full size.

Nice tribute

So many people know little or nothing about relatives who have fought and/or died for out country, even as recent as Vietnam. Men like your uncle gave up a half century of life for us. The least we can do is remember them! My mother had a cousin who was a gunner on some sort of plane that crashed and killed him. His came was Lowell Smead.

The Brave

Faces of my liberators. In my lovely Normandie, you have so numerous places where a heavy fall down, while trying to reach England, or while bombing a strategic place. So many young lives lost; my heart cries everytime.

Great picture

It really takes you back to that time.

 
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