Discussion in 'Honor, Service and Valor' started by FighterPilot, May 27, 2009.
There's no bounce back, so I assume the email is active. We'll see if I get any kind of response.
Thanks for bumping this, Biak. I hadn't seen this thread before. I guess I need to do some perusing through the old threads. As a Minnesotan, I got had to smile at this anecdote:
To all. Here is a copy of Mr. Murpheys reply (FighterPilot) to my email. Fortunately, he is still with us, and I hope he returns to us and it answers everyone's questions.
[FONT="]Thank you for your note. To be personally frank I have been busy. About two years ago, we moved from our home to a retirement apartment to be closer to medical help and physical assistance.[/FONT][FONT="][/FONT]
[FONT="]A year ago, my wife passed away from complications of Alzheimer's. I just haven't had time to even go on the World War II website, however I still have fond memories of it and hope that one day I'll have time to do something while I still have my memory.
Thanks for the note and don't take my name off the list yet.
Thanks and blessings,
Dick Murphey[/FONT][FONT="]. <><[/FONT][FONT="][/FONT]
Thanks Lou, glad he knows he is still thought of. And respected.
If you could get an address maybe we could send him a card or something like that.
Thanks for making contact with him Lou. Very sad to hear about the passing of his wife. Hopefully, he will be able to post here again. I do thank him and wish him all the best.
I kinda' like that idea. If he'd be willing, Lou could PM those of us who would like to send him a card.
OR maybe we could start a thread, everyone just say a few words and then have Lou contact him with a 'nudge' to go see what we've been up to.
I'll vote for that!
I sent him the following email.
If he responds positively, I will share his address with you via PM. You can the send your wishes to him personally. Thanks for your concern.
Here is the latest email from Dick Murphey. I'll send his address and email to those who have expressed an interest. If you're interested, I'll PM you. Thanks to all who have inquired.
All Right !!!! As it happens I just copied a couple of pictures to my fold3 account of Tacloban this evening. Found a few pic's of the Bilibad POW's and some of P-38s. Possibly of FighterPilots group. Now if I can figure out how to copy and post here I'll get that done later tonight.
Thanks again Lou! damn, I like this site
having a tad of a problem but here's a link ( I hope)
Why don't you print out the pictures and send them to Dick? I think he would enjoy them.
I agree that this is a great site, especially because of the help of those involved.
Good idea. Plenty of paper and ink in the printer, should hit the out going mail tomorrow.
Looking through a few online pictures and thought I'd put up something for FP. should look familiar
421st Night Fighter Squadron Northrop P-61B-20-NO Black Widow 43-8317 buzzing the field before landing at Puetro Princesa Airfield, Palawan.
I just received word that the caption under the above photo was incorrect. Puetro Princesa airfield was on Palawan not Tacloban. edited! Thank You FighterPilot ! Now I need to find the site where I found the picture that has it as Tacloban .
Have you heard from FighterPilot? Did you send him stuff? I hope he is doing well.
He is doing well and hopes to post some more as time allows. That picture above has me confused - I found two different captions. Of course I copied the incorrect one. It's good to have someone check your work
Where did you find that picture? I'd like to follow up on it.
That's the million dollar question Lou. I know I saw it in one of my bookmarked sites. Just which one of the dozen or so specific to the SWPA and which article?
The picture above is on the fold3 site which has a different caption entirely. A correct one. http://www.fold3.com/image/#47307909
The fold3 caption :
"Puerto Princess, Palawan" & on the back: Black Widow Comes In Low -- one of the first 13th AAF Black Widows to arrive at Puerto Princess buzzes the strip preparatory to peeling up, dropping his wheels and landing. hand written is 421st Night Fighter Squadron
Mr. Murphey also mentioned that Palawan was another PoW camp where over 150 of our soldiers were massacred.
American Prisoners of War: Massacre at Palawan
I did send him the two pictures in post #31. Thought he might like a couple 'hard-copies' & before I figured out how to post the pictures from fold3.
Looks like wiki strikes again =
File:421st Night Fighter Squadron - P-61 Black Widow.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia