They Fought For Freedom

They Fought For Freedom

Postby Boghopper Mk 11a on Sat 08 May 2010, 12:10 pm

Looking through my image files, thought I would upload some of these on this damp afternoon.

Men - Machines - Places

78th FG pilots are getting few and far between today, but last year we had 2 pilots that once undertook deep penetration missions across the ETO with the 78th. Pete Peterson & Bob green returned to their old haunt to visit and took time to checkout our P-47 under rebuild.

Humble men

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Once home to another 8th FG, this is one of the UK most impressive memorials to the USAAF at Steeple Morden

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Not to forget the heavies that took part, this small memorial is located in the church yard at Conington, next to the A1 near Peterborough. Was known as Glatton during hostilities as Conington sounds very close to the already established RAF Coningsby.

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Now just for some varied historics of that time

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A view that Pete Peterson and Bob Green new only too well during 44 - 45
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Mart
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Re: They Fought For Freedom

Postby Manonthefence on Sat 08 May 2010, 12:55 pm

Nice work Mart, really like the first couple. At the end of the day the machines had to be flown and maintained by someone, they are the real heroes.
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Re: They Fought For Freedom

Postby stuart n on Sat 08 May 2010, 4:19 pm

Some lovely photos there Mart with thoughtful compositions, the photo of TFC's Sptfire V with the Grace Spitfire in the background stands out for me :clap:
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