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Profiles of Tuskegee Airmen: Joe Gomer

Profiles of Tuskegee Airmen: Joe Gomer

Tuskegee Airman pilot Joe Gomer was born on June 20, 1920 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. The Gomer family was one of only two African American families in their small town. Growing up, he was fascinated by model airplanes and dreamed of becoming a pilot. He worked in his father’s janitorial […]

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Des paras américains le visage noirci dans un C-47.
Remarquez les patches d'épaule "Screaming Eagles" (les Aigles hurlants)
Ces hommes font partie de la F Company du 2nd Bn du  506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Ils sont transportés vers la Normandie par le 439th Troop Carrier Group à la fin du serial #12. Décollage de l'aérodrome d'Upottery - Heure du largage 01h20 sur la DZ " C " (Hiesville)
De gauche à droite sur la photo :
William G. Olanie, Frank D. Griffin, Robert J. Noody, Lester T. Hegland
Voir durant l'été 1943 à Fort Bragg, NC
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlq/4549763273/
Voir ici le Sgt Robert Noody qui tient le bazooka:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlq/5828550842/in/photostream
Photos à Upottery:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=58897785@N00&q=upottery

A look back at D-Day

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.” ~ General Dwight D. Eisenhower Commander, Operation Overlord 74 years ago today marks […]

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