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  1. I’m writing a newspaper article on the 491st Bomb Group (H) on low altitude supply mission during Market Garden and need some help. I'm trying to figur out what flight clothing the men would be wearing--flew B-24s from airbase in England down to 300 feet over Holland to make their drop zone. Can anyone give me a general idea if I have this correct? About a five hour mission. Would all the men wear headsets and throat mikes? Many thanks for any input! Long underwear Regulation trousers and shirt (or F-1 suit?) ID tags around neck A-3 pants “Blue Bunny” heated suit B-3 with nameta
  2. You are absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for providing me with this information. I appreciate all the help from everyone.
  3. My apologies. Got confused there. --I am looking for the rank of Theodore Wiebe, USN who crewed the Devastator that torpedoed the Shoho. --I am also looking for the rank of Anthony Kanclier, USMC, who was a gun captain on the Lexington. Any help appreciated. Thank you so much.
  4. I'm writing an article on the USS Lexington (CV-2) in WWII and I don't have a rank for a Marine. He wrote at some point he was an ordnanceman however, on the Lady Lex, he was a crew member on a Douglas TBD-1 Devastator bomber that dropped a torpedo on the Shoho. Ideas? Thanks so much.
  5. Thank you to all my wonderful experts who helped me with this question. My deep appreciation!
  6. Question: An enlisted man qualified for Gun Captain 1c in September 1941 and appointed Boatswain's Mate 1c in October 1941. During the attack on Lady Lex on May 8, 1942, would he be manning the guns or performing Boatswain's duties? Would his rank still be Boatswain's Mate 1c or was Gun Captain separate? Confused--trying to place him on the ship at time of attack. Thanks for any clarification.
  7. Gold Star spouse looking for a pair of chests lost by a moving company that contained treasured items from Staff Sgt. Michael Simpson who died from combat injuries on May 2, 2013. Please be on lookout. Article attached below. https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/17/chests-fallen-soldiers-mementoes-lost-pcs-do-you-have-them.html#.W3cAJlYpfnM.twitter
  8. Can anyone give me pointers on where to look for the name of the troop ship that took two Oregon boys from the 162nd to France (brothers, last name is Deetz, Edwin and Jonah)? I have looked at every source I could find online on WWI transport dates but am coming up empty. Any ideas? I have their journey traced as follows: With the Oregon National Guard, 2nd Bat., 162nd Vancouver Barracks, mobilized on April 30, 1917 To Camp Withycombe, Clackamas, Oregon for training, dates unknown To Camp Greene, NC on September 19, 1917 To Camp Mills, NY on October 22, 1917 Sailed for Fran
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