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Old 11-10-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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A special day today
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Old 11-10-2020, 04:34 PM   #2
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That was great, Thanks.
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Thanks, made my day.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:20 PM   #5
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Lt. Col. Vaucher is a member of our QB Hangar. Bob is 101 years young and extremely sharp as well as being an extremely nice gentleman with an uncanny recollection of his experiences during his time in uniform. A quintessential example of the young men that fought for our country and our Democracy during the dark days of WWII.

Col. Vaucher was the commander that flew the lead B-29 in the massive formation of Allied air power that overflew the battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay as the Japanese representatives, along with General Douglas MacArthur and other allied military personnel signed the articles of surrender on September 2, 1945.

The video posted by Lawrie shows Col. Vaucher getting "checked out" on "Doc", one of only two airworthy B-29's that exist today. The other is "Fifi". On this day, September 24, 2020, Col. Vaucher was acting as the "Honorary Air Boss" for the formation of military aircraft that overflew our nations capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Old 11-10-2020, 06:29 PM   #6
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Veterans day (in the US) was originally Armistice Day, remembering the ending of hostilities in WW1 Novermber 11 1918.


My grandfather, Jay A Wescott Sr, served in the 65th Coast Artillery and was deployed to France in 1917-1918. He was wounded by gas at Verdun. I have attached a scan of a page of his photo album. He passed when I was an infant.
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I too have photos of my grandfather who was in the first lot to land at Gallipoli ,35 days there and wounded, also fought in Pashendale .
The pics show him and mates on leave in London,with a note on the back saying who his mate was, and he was killed 1 week later,
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lest we forget .
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I too have photos of my grandfather who was in the first lot to land at Gallipoli ,35 days there and wounded, also fought in Pashendale .
The pics show him and mates on leave in London,with a note on the back saying who his mate was, and he was killed 1 week later,
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My grandfather, Im sure went via Gallipoli, but for sure was western front, battle of the Somme. Never ever wanted to talk of it, only very late in his life did he say anything, horrific. When we were kids he'd say "boy, better to be a live nothing than a dead hero"
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I've probably posted this one of my dad before but this was at training camp in Shilo, Manitoba, 1941 so that Ford woodie wagon would have been fairly new at the time. He went on to see some exciting times in the 18th anti-tank battery. First vehicle he learned to drive on was Ford army trucks. Later graduated to gun towers and Valentine/Archer tanks. He had some stories to tell.
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I've probably posted this one of my dad before but this was at training camp in Shilo, Manitoba, 1941 so that Ford woodie wagon would have been fairly new at the time. He went on to see some exciting times in the 18th anti-tank battery. First vehicle he learned to drive on was Ford army trucks. Later graduated to gun towers and Valentine/Archer tanks. He had some stories to tell.
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Great video thanks, makes me miss my Dad he fought on the island of Biak, and the Philippines.
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Let's also remember our war, our time. Where young men did their duty to a nation that took 60+ years to embrace our sacrifice.
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Lest We Forget.
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My grandfather in France.
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Veterans day as said originally Armistice Day. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Thankfully Veteran's Day is still 11-11 not moved to the second Monday in November for a 3 day weekend to facilitate mattress sales. Lest we not forget all Veterans, not just from the US but from Europe, Australia, and New Zealand and any others I might have missed.
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I am just now reading the book "Never Call Me a Hero" by Jack Dusty Kleiss, who flew a Dauntless dive bomber in the battle of Midway. Very good read and he also drove a 40 Ford. These guys never fail to amaze me with the things they did.
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My Great Grandfather, and both of his brothers. ALL went to Gallipoli. All went into the trenches in France. ALL came home. Amazing.

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I am just now reading the book "Never Call Me a Hero" by Jack Dusty Kleiss, who flew a Dauntless dive bomber in the battle of Midway. Very good read and he also drove a 40 Ford. These guys never fail to amaze me with the things they did.


Yes they ere amazing! My father in law was a carrier Hellcat pilot in the South Pacific. Shoot down twice, never injured, 4 air to air kills and 23 bombing missions.
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