1944 — Corsica, France
"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)