Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cadets in Training/Florida

If you click on the picture, you will see Logan Charles on the right with an arrow pointing towards him. This group of pilots had no idea they would be in WW2. The war had not been declared yet.

The WWII Night Fighters were a different breed of men. The Pilots, Radar Observers and Tail Gunners were all volunteers. They had special technical training as did the ground personnel. Prior to the establishment of the Night Fightes, our combat troops and installations, in the combat zones, were nightly targets for strafing and bombing by the enemy. When the Night Fighters became operational, these problems basically stopped, thus saving the lives of untold numbers of our troops and much needed equipment and supplies.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful story and I am greatful the time was put into it and shared with the public.!!!
thank you, ol Ish of Fargo

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Marjorie said...

This is a very well done blog. Thank-you for sharing it with me.

elaine said...

This is so amazing...Thank you so much for sharing with me.
I know you are so proud of your Dad....
Elaine

elaine said...

This is amazing...Thank you so much for sharing..I know just how truly proud you are of your Dad...
Elaine

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful, and you have done your father proud!

Anonymous said...

I am far from done...thanks for the comments.

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