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97th BG Mission #47, 22-Jan-43, El Aouina Airdrome Tunis


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#1 RickFlack

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

The purpose of "This Date in History" mini-series of publications is to make available historical events in a condensed format since the main source book is 1,142 pages as of January 19, 2018.  This is the 13th mini-series publication.

 

On January 22, 1943 Major Rudy Flack flew as the Mission Commander, 414th Bomb Squadron CO, Flight Leader and Pilot for one of the most historic combat missions flown by the Army Air Force during WWII while stationed in Northwest Africa.  Major Flack had Margaret Bourke White onboard his Flying Fortress, the B-17F (41-24400) LITTLE BILL, as an observer and photographer for the combat mission to El Aouina Airdrome in Tunis, Tunisia (97th Bomb Group Mission #47).

 

To view the details of the 75th anniversary of the January 22, 1943 mission, access the following Microsoft OneDrive link to download, save a copy to your PC and then view the PDF file:

 

https://1drv.ms/b/s!...-nCzqU7OQ5sjkAk

 

Please contact me if you require further assistance.  Thank you, Rick Flack.


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#2 RickFlack

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

The correct Microsoft OneDrive link for the above posting about the January 22, 1943 97th Bomb Group Mission #47 is:

 

https://1drv.ms/b/s!...CfHxFYNAA7mykoy



#3 RickFlack

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

The "main" book that This Date in History (97th BG Mission #47, 22-Jan-43, El Aouina Airdrome Tunis) was extracted from has been updated and may be freely accessed via the following Facebook link:

 

https://www.facebook...02118180261150/

 

Once there, follow the instructions for the May 19, 2019 posting, which states: Click on the following Microsoft OneDrive link and "Save As" a copy of this book to a location of your choice on your PC for viewing this document:

 

https://1drv.ms/b/s!...Am2U5-n6u03hY3g



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 01:02 PM

The "main" book from which This Date in History (97th BG Mission #47, 22-Jan-43, El Aouina Airdrome Tunis) was extracted, has  been updated and may be freely accessed via the following Facebook link:

 

https://www.facebook...02118180261150/

 

Once there, follow the instructions for the May 25, 2019 posting, which states: Click on the following Microsoft OneDrive link and "Save As" a copy of this book to a location of your choice on your PPC for viewing this document:

 

https://1drv.ms/b/s!...AuVvX-Nm0xDarlm



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 04:06 PM

I have completed the following three of my last four remaining Appendices with only Appendix H (The Hour Has Come - The 97th Bomb Group in World War II book) remaining. This resulted in updates to the entire “main” book’s Chapter 3 (Rudy’s 1st Flying Lesson and His Education 1931-1937) between “main” Book/PDF pages 55/135 thru 105/185 (includes 14 new images, most with photos), which is likely of interest to mainly family members and close friends.

Having the following three Appendices completed provides historical value to all and having Appendix K and L available as searchable PDF’s is invaluable:

Appendix I – New York Times Magazine – Sunday – September 6, 1942
Appendix K – The CADET 1936 – San Diego Army and Navy Academy (SDANA)
Appendix L – The CADET 1937 – Brown Military Academy – Successor of SDANA

To access the three completed Appendices noted above and the updated “main” book, go to the following Facebook link for all details:

https://www.facebook...02118180261150/


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