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Posted 7 years ago

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My father durning WWII was awarded this bronze star for perfecting the Norton Bombsight.
My dad didn't think what he did deserved an award he said, " I don't understand why they want to give this to me -- it was just a 'do-hicky."
Turns out that 'do-hicky' made it possible for the bombs to hit their intended targets.
My father was with the 390th Bomb. Sq, he was a trainer and I read the letters he sent home the morning the 8th AF went out. I also read the one he wrote that same evening it said " alot of my friends didn't come back,...... I will never forget any of them...they were all good men."


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    These are the kind of stories that are 'lost to time' write it down, preserve it !
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    Good call, Pops. Thanks for sharing it here. Write it down and share it with your VFW and American Legion Posts.
  3. screima, 7 years ago
    My mother in law kept all the letters that dad sent her and I've wanted to write a book thinking it would be very cool to take the letters and use them as a basis for a time line, then to research the actual events that occured on those days. All of the letters dated & are in the original envelopes. I'm not much of a writer but Hell who am I kinding the story has already been written it just need to be put on paper....Thx Pop_abides---

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