August 05, 2007

Pictures From PC

Uploads of pictures from old Backwoods website

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July 16, 2007

Stories from a Tail Gunner in a B-24

Edited and transcribed events related by Mr. William Hess. Plane they flew was Teepee Time Gal. -- 15th Air Force, 455th Bomb Group, 743rd Bomb Squadron

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July 06, 2007

WWII Knives

nichols-smaill.jpgNice writeup on Nichols war knives out of Nebraska. Our dad carried one in Italy. WWII Nichols Fighting Knife. The blade is 7 3/8" long. The handle has a 1936 Buffalo head nickel inlaid in the pommel and the word "Nichols" above that. The guard is marked "Jesse B. Smith" and "872-20-82". It also has the original wrist thong. It comes with a Alfred Cornish scabbard that is marked with the same info that is on the guard. This exact knife is pictured on page 199 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..

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July 03, 2007

Plane and More information

tail-image-183.jpeg Background info from Dave TW including probable plane art and name for Dad

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July 02, 2007

Ed Keefner Airforce picture 455th 743rd Bomb Squadron

dad_helbig-120.jpg Nice picture of Edward Keefner and crew in Italy. Served in 15th Airforce, 455th and 743rd Bomber Squadron.

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