Yawl making me feel old with all the grands and great grands in WW2 ..
dad was AAF B29 crew
his brother was either 101st or 82nd AirBorne , forget now , but he was in France , speaking fluent French , he worked with the underground
mother's brother was a medic , he hit the beaches on D Day and he told a very unsanitized version of the way it was ..
A cousins father in law was a B17 pilot , they were lost over the Channel March 8 1943 , coming back from a raid on marshalling yards in France .. ( his wife was an infant when her dad was lost ) .. Have lots of articles on the loss and the crew members .. 305BG and I want to say 364SQ .. There were four SQ's with 305BG ..364 , 365 ,366 and 4xx , have to look and see , going by memory .. Flew out of Chelveston , originally were at Grafton Underwood ..
At the time it was mathematically impossible for a crew member to survive 25 missions , this was before the Mustang arrived .. I forget the exact number now , but the 8th lost over 40,000 airmen in three years ...
So Many Highways So Little Time