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Its hard to make out the name ? You can flip all the chevrons over. There upside down.


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Chevrons are all WW2

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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I can only find one Leonard P. Klimas in the NARA database and according to his obit, he was an Air Corps vet.

"Klimas, Leonard P. "Clancy" Irondequoit. Saturday, March 25, 2006. Clancy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Edna Mae Klimas, children, Mark (Lorna) Klimas, Jean (Tom) Starin, Lynn (Bob) Orlando and Ann (Dan) Varrenti, 8 loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Clancy was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. "


However,if this is the same guy, he was part of a bomber aircrew

"Eleven crewmen aboard B-17G, 42-102410, had been on a local training flight, July 9, 1944, and had returned to the field to land. 2nd Lt. Authur H. Bloomberg, pilot in command was allowing 2nd Lt. Albert T. Flynn, co-pilot, to practice first phase "follow-through" landings. They had made a normal pattern and approach and had made two previous landings with Lt. Bloomberg at the controls. The third landing at 1402-hours Central War Time (CWT), 2:02 PM, was being made by Lt. Flynn from the right seat while Lt. Bloomberg was following through on the controls from the left seat. As they proceeded down the runway, the left landing gear collapsed. The Airdrome Traffic Controller, S/Sgt. Francis M. Kehoe, on duty in the tower, described the NE/SW runway accident in his report to the Accident Investigation Board as follows: "Aircraft made normal pattern and approach but appeared to bounce quite badly as it touched the runway. At about the 1/3 mark the left landing gear appeared to collapse and the ship spun off the left side of the runway." None of the crew was injured in the collapse of the landing gear. Considerable damage was done to the props, engines and fuselage of the aircraft. Other members of the crew included 2nd Lt. James E. Dodd, bombardier; Sgt. Alden B. Childs, flight engineer; Pfc. Harry W. Klatt, flight engineer; Cpl. Leon F. Mat, radio operator; Cpl. John H. Lindstrom, radio operator; Cpl. Leonard P. Klimas, gunner; Pfc. Walter E. Baker, gunner; 1st. Lt. John C. Barker (or Baker), instructor pilot and S/Sgt. Vern L. Kemp, gunner. "

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Hi,

 

No problem.

 

Here is the link about him being on-board a B-17: https://home.brightok.net/~gsimmons/1jogger.html

 

His obit is here: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/136778168/ I don't have a subscription to this site, but you can read an OCR version at the bottom of the page.

 

If you google his name, there are a few different hits for him.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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