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Corsica, France "USS Corsica" by Dominique Taddei

(1941—1944)

During WWII, Corsica was littered with US Airfields, 15 or more for B-25 Med. BOMBERS and B-26's and Support Fighter Groups and Personel. Dominique Taddei is the Author and he was barely 8 to 10 when the "Americans" arrived.... he remembers it well. Mediterranean Theatre of Operations during WWII "EAME/MTO/MAAF"

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USS Corsica by Dominique Taddei
USS Corsica by Dominique Taddei
Corsica was called the ISLAND AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
Dominique Taddei, Author, Historian, WWII Researcher, Corsica, France.
Dominique Taddei, Author, Historian, WWII Researcher, Corsica, France.
Little Dominique in 1944 at CHURCH on Corsica
Little Dominique in 1944 at CHURCH on Corsica
The MEN who found the ship Loss B-25 $2-53371 Courier Flight. 1944/Corsica
The MEN who found the ship Loss B-25 $2-53371 Courier Flight. 1944/Corsica
60 plus yers later....
57th Bomb Wing Memorial on Corsica /Dominique Taddei Photo
57th Bomb Wing Memorial on Corsica /Dominique Taddei Photo
Dominique is responsible for all of this.
HAPPY Author, Dominique Taddei publishes his BOOK "USS CORSICA"
HAPPY Author, Dominique Taddei publishes his BOOK "USS CORSICA"
The USS Corsica (Pictures from) by Dominique Taddei /Corsica, France
The USS Corsica (Pictures from) by Dominique Taddei /Corsica, France
Memorial on Corsica, Dominique Far RIGHT.
Memorial on Corsica, Dominique Far RIGHT.
Dominique's AVATAR "Superstitious Al-O-ysius"  B-25 Nose-Art....
Dominique's AVATAR "Superstitious Al-O-ysius" B-25 Nose-Art....
The actual PIN.
The actual PIN.
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Over quiet Mediterranean waters these 12th AF North American B-25 Mitchell bombers fly toward their buses on Corsica after bombs carried in these same aircraft and wrecked a German-used railroad bridge at Sacile, 40 miles north of Vernice, Italy
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This 12Th Air Force North American B-25 'Mitchell', A Veteran Of 70 Missions Came Back With Its Nose Blown Off By A Hit From A Nazi Anti-Aircraft Shell. The Burst Instantly Killed The Bombardier. The Crippled Bomber Came Home In Formation After The Attack
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USS Corsica WWII Story of a Carrier Island in the MTO.

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Little Dominique in 1944 at CHURCH on Corsica
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"USS Corsica" by Dominique Taddei. . .

     Author, Historian, Historical Researcher. . . Friend, (ultimate) Host and with the Memories that began when the "AMERICANS" arrived.  1944.  .... from when Dominique was barely 8 to 10 years old until the 'sleeping giant' awoke when he retired.  He REMEMBERED.

   Now he remembers all, he welcomes all, gracious to a fault and a humble and intelligent man.   Dominique took it upon himself to search.... for the Men, the Ships, the Missions.  Then he joined, asked, invited and welcomed until I know of no one who knows this great man that does not call him FRIEND.  His book, the USS Corsica is a testiment to the greatness he witnessed as the humane and kind Americans arrived on to a devestated Island  ..... some remained friends for a million years, the years between 'knowing the Men of the 57th' and 'finding them'.  Dominique is as much a 57th Bomb Wing Airman as if he actually loaded the big Bombs himself.

     He also did extensive research on the Fighter Groups that escorted the Medium B-25 Mitchell Bombers, and B-26 Marauders.  He found our pilots, our air crew and the cooks, he asked for memories and listened to more than a few tales through misty eyes.

(More to come)  Barbi Ennis Connolly, 57th BW Researcher and 319th and 321st Bomb Group Historians.  PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com (Dad/Ed Ennis, 321st BG, 447th BS)

Superstitious Al-O-ysious (Dominiques' Avatar)

Corsica, France

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AMERICAN TRADITION WWII Bomber Nose-Art;

Superstitious Aloysius

In August 2006, an email came in to the Through Our Parents' Eyes in-basket asking if we had information on the origins of Superstitious Aloysius. The character, after all, was painted on many WWII bombers. The sender later found that Superstitious Aloysius was originally a gold-plated and enamel pin designed by Albert Freedman. There is also evidence of a patent on Superstitious Aloysius. Our thanks to Dominique Taddei.

http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/militarynoseart/SA_explanation.htm

Superstitious Al-O-ysious was a popular ELF who carried just about every kind of charm known to man including a Wishbone, a Horse Shoe, a Four Leaf Clover, a String on his nose, a Rabbit's Foot while crossing his fingers......  ;~)   Barbi

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