Hello from Washington State

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  1. Rusker

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    Hi I'm Henry from Washington State. I'm probably one of the younger guys on here? I was born in '77.

    I'm an Air Force brat and I've always been into WW2 planes and WW2 in general but only until recently have I REALLY gotten into it. I went to visit Pearl Harbor in the spring and ever since I've been reading various books (just finished FlyBoys..wow), and planning other vacations around WW2 sites.

    "Honey we should go to Europe!" :twisted:

    I really look forward to learning from this forum. From what I've seen so far I'm in for a treat.
     
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    Welcome Rusker from lovely Seattle.
     
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    welcome to another NW'estner from another NW'estner, and yes you need to go visit Europe
     
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    Welcome....I hope to make it to Pearl Harbor someday myself.
     
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    Welcome! I think I'm a bit younger, '91. ;)
     
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    Hello from the Right Coast!! It feels like Seattle around here right now!
     
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    Hello Henry:

    The book "Flyboys" was an outstanding book, read it a short time ago.
    I think the USMC should have taken Ichi Jima off the map.

    Welcome to the forum. You may be one of the youngest, but I'm
    the oldest (active) member. I was 43 when you were born !

    Enjoy....

    Charles
     
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    Welcome Rusker! I vote for the Europe trip also. Been to Germany three times and just can't wait to go back. Ever hear of the Bridge at Remegan? (Probably didn't spell that right) I went there a few years ago. Unreal! Cologne was also inspiring. Can't believe the Allies bombed the city into rumble but the cathedral was virtually untouched, and the train station they were trying to knock out is right next door. You can throw a rock from one to the other!
     
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    Hallo from the Europe.:)
     
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    ... especially from Poland:)
     
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    Welcome.

    where were u stationed during your "Brat status"?

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    -Mass
    -New Hampshire (Pease AFB)
    -Texas (Reese AFB)

    ..and I was born in the Azores (Portugal) @ Lajes Field, and returned when I was older.

    Any of you in Europe been to the Azores Islands?
     
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    No cant say I have Rusker looks an interesting place though
     
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    I passed thru Lajes, Azores coming back to the states in late 1955.
    All I saw was the canteen and the PX, and lotsa ocean.

    Charles
     
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