Infant newbie question ......

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kwincay Ercolinowitz, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Your father spent most of his time sucking off pilots and massaging Jap
    balls whilst letting the gooks cornhole him.
    Kwincay Ercolinowitz, Dec 31, 2012
    1. Advertisements

  2. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    RichA Guest

    Message-ID: <kbqrrm$2p8$>
    RichA, Dec 31, 2012
    1. Advertisements

  3. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    Steve B Guest

    He was in the "Long Rangers". The 13th AF, USAC. 307th bomb group out of
    Morotai. Philipines, Borneo, Balikapapan. Many others. He never spoke of
    it. I got copies of his medals, and have his photo album, complete with his
    uniform medals and wings. Musta seen a lot.

    Who wrote the racial comment? Must be someone I already 86'd, as I saw it
    as an add on to the other posts.

    Steve B, Dec 31, 2012
  4. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    Savageduck Guest

    My father flew escort for several of the Balikpapan raids where the
    bombers flew out of Morotai and the escorts off of Biak Island. Those
    were the longest round trip bomber missions and fighter escorts of the
    entire war. On one of those escorts he had two confirmed kills and won
    a Silver Star.

    That is a provocateur, quite ignorable.
    Savageduck, Dec 31, 2012
  5. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    NGBarfart Guest

    Hey! Asshole!

    Steve and the 'Duck had fathers who served honorably. We can only guess
    what your father did for his country. He certainly didn't do any of us
    any good by fathering you.
    NGBarfart, Dec 31, 2012
  6. I've read a little of why some people don't talk about war experiences. I
    think the depth of trauma and needlessness of it all can hit hard. Nobody
    knew any better back then so a lot of men of his generation were left to
    cope. This is so sad..
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Dec 31, 2012
  7. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    Steve B Guest

    Morotai is not the largest piece of real estate in the world. I would bet
    two bucks they may have been known to each other.

    Steve B, Dec 31, 2012
  8. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    Savageduck Guest

    Just to clarify, my father was never on Morotai, he flew from an even
    smaller piece of real estate, Biak Island.

    ....and you are right, the various organizations were pretty much worlds
    unto themselves. Even though many of these squadrons shared some
    airfields they only seemed to now those in their own squadrons. In my
    father's case with the 49th Fighter Group with its three squadrons, he
    was only familiar with a handful of flyers from other squadrons, or the
    5th AF Head quarters group. Even more so after his involvement at
    Leyte, he was among the first fighter pilots at Tacloban, the site of
    the landings, and was involved with the fight over Ormoc Bay. He
    rotated out in November 1944 to return for a second tour two months
    later, just in time for the Linguyen Gulf landings, the battle for
    Manila, and Okinawa.

    He then flew escort for the Japanese negotiators in the "Surrender
    Betties", and was part of the 8 plane MacArthur "Honor Guard flight"
    which made the 9th Fighter Squadron the first tactical fighter unit to
    occupy a Japanese air base, 5 days before the signing of the surrender
    on the USS Missouri.

    From the official 9th FS History:
    "Shortly after noon of the 19th August, two Betty bombers carrying the
    Japanese peace envoys landed on Ie Shima. The planes, with their P-38
    escort, could easily be seen from camp. The following day the news that
    the surrender was definitely arranged for by MacArthur's headquarters
    in Manila came through. On the 21st, Major Petrovich, Captain Howes,
    Lts. Poston, Oglesby and Smith took off at 0730 hours to escort the
    Japanese representatives back to Japan in their green- crossed, white
    Betty bombers."
    < >
    A few Japanese crew happy to know they would survive the war;
    < >


    "On Wednesday, 29 August, twenty-five airplanes received preliminary
    loading of C-rations, cots, blankets, and pilots' clothes. At first
    sixteen planes were to make the trip as the honor squadron then the
    number was upped to twenty-five, and finally down to eight. The eight
    oldest pilots in the squadron, all veterans of the Leyte Campaign and
    two second tour boys from Gusap, took off with a four plane additional
    escort at 1200 hours, 30 August 1945. Major Petrovich, squadron C.O.,
    led the flight with Lt. Corley flying his wing. S/Sgt. Serapin was
    riding piggy-back in Corley's ship. Lt. Oglesby, veteran of 150
    missions and 400 combat hours with four Nips to his credit and then on
    his second tour of duty flew Red Flight Element. Lt. Gribble, veteran
    of the Leyte scrap, flew number four. Captain Howes, with over 598
    combat hours and four Nips destroyed in aerial combat under his belt
    led White Flight with Captain Clark flying his wing. Lt. Poston, who
    returned to combat with Oglesby when stateside flying proved too dull,
    led White Flight Element with Lt. Smith, back just south of Kyushu and
    the eight original planes winged on thru a clear sky, though
    thunderheads and towering cumulus hovered over the mountains to the
    west. Three and one-half hours out, towering Fujiyama became visible
    through the haze ahead, its top hidden in clouds, as the flat, green
    plains of the Atsumu-Hanto peninsula passed under the left wing. The
    flights landed at Atsugi Airstrip, southeast of Tokyo, at 1615 hours
    and were parked by Colonel Gerald Johnson, former group commander, then
    operations officer of the first American airstrip in Japan, in a grassy
    field just north of the strip."
    Savageduck, Dec 31, 2012
  9. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    Steve B Guest

    A copy of this post has been saved to my Dad's military file, and will be
    forwarded to the one of the surviving veterans of that area who is
    maintaining a website. Perhaps it will fill in some of the blank spaces
    with him. He sent me some pics of my Dad, just candid photos around the
    camp, and my Dad's name was either misspelled, or "name missing" or
    "unknown" was entered. He sure enjoyed the pic I sent him with all the crew
    in front of the plane with their sheepskin leather coats on, with all the
    men's names and ranks and duties and hometowns.

    Steve B, Jan 1, 2013
  10. Kwincay Ercolinowitz

    Chemiker Guest

    Chemiker, Jan 1, 2013
  11. Oh wow that really hurts. Boo hoo.
    Kwincay Ercolinowitz, Jan 2, 2013
  12. Nobody gives a FLYING ****.
    Kwincay Ercolinowitz, Jan 2, 2013
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.