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Discussion in 'Living History' started by Brayden Allen, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard

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    Happy to help. It's what we do.
     
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    The implication here on the ball gunner's entry is that while Flak may have done the initial damage, she may have been finished off by fighters:
    Charles R Priest | American Air Museum in Britain

    This is not my area, though. No idea what these records are based on, whether interview or report.
    Think this is your Grandad:
    James B Kiser | American Air Museum in Britain
    There is a facility to fill out his details, I think.
    May well be worth searching the rest of the crew on there. Someone could have fleshed out 42-31910's story.
     
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    Lou, searching the aircraft # 42-31910 reveals some documents on that Fold 3 thing.
    No idea if just the info above though.
     
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    OP, (Brayden Allen), are you on Facebook? I have a friend that was one of my Marines from when I did my reserve time. When I came off active duty you had an IRR (Individual Ready Reserve period that you could do in an inactive status subject to recall or as a non-obligatory drilling reservist, I chose to do my time as a drilling reservist). He lives in South Carolina now at Folly Beach but he's Director of Historic House Museums for Historic Columbia, so he works mid-way to you. He's involved in some Colonial period, Revolutionary War period and US Marine Corps living history groups. I could put you in touch with him and he could probably give you further direction as to local groups. I keep in touch with him on Facebook so I could steer you in his direction that way.

    In this case you'd be best off tagging along with an existing group. They can loan you gear for events and allow you to gradually acquire what you need. They often sell off stuff they no longer need when they buy new stuff so you can get into the hobby cheaper.

    I think I'd hold off on commanding my own group until I actually knew what I was doing. There are a lot of bad groups out there and IMHO ruin the hobby and give an inaccurate historical representation. Beware the Authenstapo! They're idiots that can't see the forests for the trees.
     
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    Would this be him?
    MACR 3798.jpg
     
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    I have to admit I didn't search too far. It was late and I was on my way to bed. Good finds.
     
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    This Twitter page has some documents from the Mar 4, 44, mission: 95th Bomb Group WWII (@95thBG1943) | Twitter

    This entry (interrogation forms) lists AC #1910 on page 9: 440304091b.pdf
    This one (Ops Rpt) mentions #1910 in item #3, Lost Aircraft, at the bottom of page 3: 440304091a.pdf
    The 6th entry from the top, on the main page (link at top), has part of the formation map showing the Brownlow crew

    Steve
     
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    Hey Steve. Nice to see you around. How do you like the new setup? Hope you'll contribute here.
     
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