World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
92 Highwood Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432
12 November 1982
I have received your letter in reference to whether or not I am the person that was referred to you from the 8th Air Force. Let me tell you that I am that person and was very happy to hear from you.
I was in the 44th Bomb Group in the 506th squadron. I was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator, and flew 35 missions. In fact, a friend of mine made me a model of the B-24 we flew in, with all the markings that we had on it. I cherish it very much.
I really appreciate the flyer you sent about the Second Air Division Association. I am going to send the application in to become a member of it. I have lost contact with the members of the crew that I flew with. This is a very possible way that I may be able to contact some of them again. Hopefully, there will be a reunion that I might be able to attend and renew some old acquaintances.
It is too bad that we are as far apart that we are, but I am sure that we will, at some time, be able to get together. I will keep in touch and hope that you will do the same. I want to thank you so much for contacting me. I am sure a friendly relationship can come out of this.