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Traverse City, MI Cherry Festival Airshow 7-5-08
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Ned Wells on guard duty during basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida, 1944.
Ned Wells's basic training portrait, 1944
Ned Wells and his new bride, Dot Elliott (right), my parents, taken at Jump Off Rock, Hendersonville, NC, 1944, before Dad shipped overseas.
"The Gruesome Foursome" at Le Havre, France, 1946, just before shipping back home.  Ned Wells (left, from Clemmons, NC), Arthur Duell (center, standing, from Kensington, CT), Howard Cohen (right, from Philadelphia; looked like Dustin Hoffman, didn't he?), and Bill Ricker (sitting, from Kenosha, WI).
Former B-24 Liberator navigator and retired Air Force Lt Col Ed "Red" Weir (1921-2009).  He's wearing the original A-2 jacket that he wore throughout WWII, bearing his squadron's patch of the 409th Bombardment Squadron, 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy).  Ed had 25 combat missions, the last one over Ploesti, Romania on Aug 1st, 1943.  His two Liberators were the "Red Ass" and the "Tupelo Lass."  Photo taken in Denton, TX, 2006.
"I think this one's heavier than they were in 1945."  Former Marine and BAR man Donald Boots, combat veteran of Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima.  He was the only survivor of his squad after action at Iwo Jima.  Taken in Denton, TX, 2005.
Traverse City, MI Cherry Festival Airshow 7-5-08

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