Honoring WWII Ace Pilots in Arlington

Discussion in 'WWII Events' started by P38 Pilot, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. P38 Pilot

    P38 Pilot Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student in High School
    Location:
    Auburn,Alabama; USA
    To all users who read this:
    I was on the Arlington National Cemetary website and discovered several Ace pilots including Thomas Mcguire. Please take time to honor the pilots and God Bless America!

    P38 Pilot
     
  2. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    I am honouring pilots almost once a week both US and German as I know personally quite a few............and they are dying off way too fast. Attend the ceremonies while they are still with us
     
  3. Glider

    Glider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Consellor
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    A couple of years ago I was at Duxford. Amongst the other visitors was a group of american ex servicemen from WW2. They had the baseball hats and some had their old jackets, with families.
    There were hundreds of people dong the normal visists but you couldn't helps but notice this small band of about 40-50. A P47 was flown off and did a display for them and they were very silent. The P47 flew off and came back to the centre field with three Mustangs. As they flew over the group the P47 pulled up as the missing wingman flying into the sun. Not a dry eye in the house. Everyone stopped not just the old timers
    The impact was greater as there was no warning, where the P51's came from I have no idea. After a minute they came back and the four did a display but it was moving the way everyone on the field stopped.
     
Loading...

Share This Page