Frank P. Portscheller in the U.S.A.F. The pic was orig. in black n white . Didgital color filters were used to show proper color of uniform (green / dark green cap!
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Oct 5, 1930 - Jul 1, 2008
The photo on the left shows Bob Matteson as a WWII Air Force pilot who flew a B-26 bomber over N. Africa and Italy. Capt. Robert Foster Matteson 444 Bomb Squad 320 Bomb Group ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The photo below shows him hoisting the sails: he was a champion sailor and loved sailing on Great South Bay on Long Island.
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Sep 18, 1917 - July 1975
This is a photo of Edward E. Meeker Sr added by Brigette Meeker on June 29, 2020.
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Dec 4, 1921 - Feb 14, 2007
Added Jun 29 by: Brigette Meeker
Brigette Meeker
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This is a photo of Jesse Emmett Pourner added by Tammy Pourner on June 28, 2020.
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Jan 6, 1938 - Oct 31, 2009
Added Jun 28 by: Tammy Pourner
Tammy Pourner
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USAF 1951
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c. Dec 21, 1909 - c. Aug 1, 1977
Added May 4 by: Josh Rowe
Josh Rowe
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A photo of Anthony Garret Rispoli: 2nd Lieutenant, US Army Air Corp.
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Jan 5, 1921 - 1987
Added Jan 26 by: Anthony Rosato
Anthony Rosato
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A photo of Carl W Tepe receiving his wings
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May 26, 1923 - Feb 20, 2008
Added Jan 24 by: Michelle Perez
Michelle Perez
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A photo of Brig. General Al Schinz in His Fighter Jet. It's always interesting seeing a one star general flying a fighter jet solo!
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Feb 27, 1919 - Jan 18, 1985
Added Dec 16, 2019 by: Zac Schinz
Zac Schinz
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A photo of Fred B. Brink Jr, taken 1944 at RAF Mount Farm, UK, when Captain Brink was a pilot in the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, USAAF.
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May 21, 1921 - Oct 26, 1944
Added Dec 11, 2019 by: John Rees
John Rees
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My Grandfather, M/Sgt Anthony Costanza's promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on June 1, 1942 at Blytheville Army Air Field in Arkansas or else it is his USAAF promotion from Staff Sergeant to Technical Sergeant on Dec. 1, 1942 at Blytheville Army Air Field in Arkansas.
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Jan 19, 1905 - Jul 22, 1963
Added Nov 19, 2019 by: Laura Scott
Laura Scott
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A photo of Wendell Ray Guffey
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 13, 2019 by: Wendell Ray Guffey
Wendell Ray Guffey
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A photo of Edward Francis Hughes
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1923 - Aug 3, 1945
Added Nov 4, 2019 by: Yvonne Hainsworth
Yvonne Hainsworth
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A photo of Edward Francis Hughes - My Uncle who died 03/08/1945
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1923 - Aug 3, 1945
Added Nov 4, 2019 by: Yvonne Hainsworth
Yvonne Hainsworth
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A photo of Jesse Morales Military official photo
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Sep 11, 1907 - May 1, 2008
Added Nov 3, 2019 by: Crystal Morales
Crystal Morales
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A photo of Craig Philip Pitt, Air force 1984
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 27, 2019 by: Mike Adler
Mike Adler
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A photo of Frances Theresa Laarveld (Lestonga), wife, & John Walter Lestonga, husband & "foster son" of Inez Subaba. August 2008 photo - parrot is "The General".
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Jun 4, 1928 - Unknown
Added Mar 30, 2019 by: Faith Koch
Faith Koch
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A photo of WASP Ola Mildred Rexroat, of the Ogala Sioux (August 28, 1917 – June 28, 2017), who was the only Native American woman to serve in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Ola Mildred "Rexy" Rexroat was looking for a way to do her part in the war effort in the 1940s. Being a riveter seemed too dangerous, she said, so she opted for a different path: being a military pilot, one who towed targets for other pilots to shoot at. One day a superior flipped her the keys to a jeep to retrieve a training target in a field after she landed one day. "This was a big problem for me, because I didn't know how to drive," Rexroat said. "I had never learned how to drive a car. I don't think anybody trusted me with a car, but I could fly a plane. "Asked if she ever worried about the dangers of flying or getting shot, Rexroat shrugged. "I never gave it a thought. You couldn't worry about things like that. ... You can't live forever," she said. "They checked the target after we came down, and of course, it was to our credit if it had lots of holes in it; that meant we had been maintaining our altitude and heading."
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Aug 28, 1917 - 2017
Added Jan 13, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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A photo of the Jet flown by Lt. Jeans that was landed, on the belly, at Manston RAF in 1956. The gear would not descend, that is, until the cherry picker came by to pick up the aircraft. Then the gear dropped. - Landing without wheels down
Added Jan 12, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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A photo of Anthony Costanza
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Jan 19, 1905 - Jul 22, 1963
Added Dec 26, 2018 by: Laura Scott
Laura Scott
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A photo of "Jook" Girl - B-29 nose art
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Sep 21, 1922 - Aug 14, 2006
Added Nov 9, 2018 by: James Brown
James Brown
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Sep 16, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Sep 16, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser standing in uniform
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Sep 16, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Sep 2, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Sep 2, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Aug 29, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Aug 28, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Aug 28, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Aug 28, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Clyde Allan Fechser
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Apr 2, 1932 - Jul 10, 2015
Added Aug 28, 2018 by: Jim Sutton
Jim Sutton
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A photo of Robert Victor Curtis in the military. United States Air Force
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Sep 21, 1947 - Jul 22, 2012
Added Aug 7, 2018 by: Nyree Curtis-Scott
Nyree Curtis-Scott
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A photo of Ian Milne Hossack
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c. 1921 - Jul 11, 1940
Added Apr 1, 2018 by: Piet Snellen
Piet Snellen
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A photo of Gordon W. Kirchener and the ship my Dad (Gordon) worked on.
Added Mar 28, 2018 by: Sharon Beay
Sharon Beay
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A photo of cadet James L. Berry - taken shortly after enlisting as an Aviation Cadet in 1954.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 22, 2018 by: Jim Berry
Jim Berry
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A photo of the Medals of Flight Lieutenant Bernard Stephen Lyons
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Unknown - Feb 2, 1945
Added Mar 13, 2018 by: Piet Snellen
Piet Snellen
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A photo of Bernard Stephen Lyons
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Unknown - Feb 2, 1945
Added Feb 28, 2018 by: Piet Snellen
Piet Snellen
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A photo of Gevo J Desimone
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Oct 8, 1936 - 1998
Added Feb 25, 2018 by: Gina Tessari
Gina Tessari
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A photo of Jack Hardy Taylor
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Jun 6, 1924 - Feb 28, 1945
Added Jan 19, 2018 by: Piet Snellen
Piet Snellen
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A photo of Thomas E Otey. AF 1948-1952
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Sep 3, 1931 - Jan 31, 1991
Added Jan 18, 2018 by: Tracy Otey
Tracy Otey
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A photo of Robert Francis Mcintyre. It was very busy at the briefing on Friday, October 2, 1942 at air base RAF Lakenheath in the county of Suffolk in South East England. After all, there was another night operation on the program. A bombing flight on the German city of Krefeld. The Short Stirling R9167 with call sign OJ-N of 149 Bomber Squadron would also be part of the fleet of planes that would make the crossing to the European mainland. Squadron leader and pilot Roy Greenslade commanded six NCO’s, each with their specific task. Everyone being ready for departure, they chose the airspace at 7.06 pm in the evening. First it was important to form the fleet of bombers. As many as 188 aircraft would eventually take part in the action. 95 Wellingtons, 39 Halifaxes, 31 Lancasters and 23 Stirlings. The Pathfinders (scouts) reported dense fog veils that night above the city of Krefeld when they made the crossing over the North Sea. As a result, the bombs fell on the outskirts of Krefeld and were not concentrated in the center. The Germans did not give the attack the qualification of "Grossangriff". Nevertheless, the loss percentage for the British was three percent. Of the seven aircraft that were lost, one ended up in Kronenberg in the south east of The Netherlands. It was the Short Stirling R9167 from Roy Greenslade and his crew. In the beginning of 1941, the Germans set up combat posts in a line from Denmark over The Netherlands, south to Belgium and France of which three combat posts in The Netherlands in Nachtjagdraum 5. One of them was combat post 5B in Veulen, a small village near the Venray municipality. These combat posts would play a key role in the air war until the autumn of 1944. The German night fighters who were led from fighter post 5B in Veulen were from I / NJG-1 Nachtjagdgeschwader, which was stationed at Fliegerhorst Venlo, the largest German airfield outside Germany during the Second World War with an occupation of approximately 2000 troops. The radar equipment that belonged to such combat posts stood as far as possible in the front field in a westerly direction. For Veulen this radar station was located about 3.5 km south of De Rips in Noord Brabant. Here a Frya detection radar and two Würzburg Riese tracking radar installations were installed. This combined radar station was called BAZI. The Germans often used animal names and BAZI is the abbreviation for Bazille (baccil). As soon as the Allied bombers were detected by the radar station, this was passed on to the combat post in Veulen. The position of the own planes and the enemy planes was displayed on a so-called plot table and kept constantly up-to-date by means of red and green lights. (Red for the Allied aircraft and green for their own German aircraft.) Through a short-wave connection, the Jägerleitoffizier passed on the position of the approaching aircraft to his night fighters in encoded messages. The cumbersome bombers were an easy prey for the fast German Messerschmitts who prefered to shoot these bombers from the bottom up with their board guns. And so it happened, that Oberleutnant Flieger Hans Dieter Frank and marconist Gefreiter Erich Gotter were ordered in the evening of October 2, 1942, around 09:15 pm to launch an attack on British bombers on their way to Krefeld in a flight of 188 aircraft. The Short Stirling R9167 - OJ-N, belonging to a group of three aircraft from 149 Squadron, received its first direct hits at 21.31 hours above the municipality of Horst. Just after that, the aircraft started to burn. In a last desperate attempt to stay in the air, the Short Stirling opened the bomb shutters, bringing the load of hundreds of phosphorus bombs down and falling in Swolgen and the municipality of Horst, fortunately without causing any significant damage. However, it did not help anymore. Over Horst, Oberleutnant Frank once again hit the plane hard and a moment later at 21.34 hours the burning bomber crashed in a plot of land of the Pijpers family in Kronenberg, shifted the road and stopped at the edge of the forest. There it has been burning for days. Local residents rushed to the burning wreck immediately and found the half-burned bodies of several crew members in the area and near the wreckage. A moment later it was discovered that one of the occupants of the aircraft was still alive. He layed heavily wounded in the field and pointed constantly to the ring on his left ring finger, which had already been swollen. One of the bystanders understood what the man meant and managed to get the ring off the finger. Just after that a patrol of the Feldgendarmerie (German Military Police) appeared and the people were pushed back. The unknown crew member died on the spot before he could be transported to the hospital in Venlo. After the war it was determined which aircraft had crashed that night in Kronenberg. They also found out the names of the crew members. The only one still alive after the crash of the Short Stirling turned out to be Sergeant Ernest.Leslie Moore, Air Gunner. The ring was sent to his parents shortly after the liberation. All seven crew members were killed in the crash. Crew Short Stirling R9167 (Code OJ-N) 149 Squadron A.F.C. R.A.F. 1 Squadron Leader Pilot: William Roy Greenslade, R.A.F. (DFC-AFC-MiD) (Youngstown Alberta, Canada) Age 25. Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20.D.3 Nijmegen – The Netherlands 2 Flight Sergeant Air Gunner: William Orange, R.A.F. (Bedlington Morpeth-UK) Age 27. Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20.D.8 Nijmegen – The Netherlands 3 Sergeant Flight Engineer: Marshal Kenneth Smith R.A.F. (Cambridge-UK) Age 21. Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20.D.6 Nijmegen – The Netherlands 4 Sergeant Wireless Op./Air Gunner: Frederick Leonard Hughes R.A.F. (Shoreditch, London-UK) Age 21. Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20.D.7 Nijmegen – The Netherlands 5 Sergeant Wireless Op./Air Gunner: Ernest Leslie Moore R.A.F. (Leicester-UK) Age 20. Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20.D.4 Nijmegen – The Netherlands 6 Sergeant Air Gunner: Benjamin Frederick Goldsmith R.A.F. (Prestwick Lancashire-UK) Age 22. Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20.D.5 Nijmegen – The Netherlands 7 Flight Sergeant Air Observer Robert Francis McIntyre R.C.A.F. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Age 25. Jonkersbos War Cemetery 20.D.9 Nijmegen – The Netherlands Lest we forget
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Unknown - Oct 2, 1942
Added Jan 14, 2018 by: Piet Snellen
Piet Snellen
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