WW2 American aviation historian. Author of three books : * 8th Air Force - American Heavy Bomber Groups in England 1942-45 * 9th Air Force - American Tactical Aviation in the ETO 1942-45 * USMC Aviators - Marine Corps airmen in the Pacific 1941-45
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On 23 february 1945, the 344th Bomb Group bombed an important crossroads at Erkelenz in Germany. The night before, Jack Sheehan, co-pilot assigned to the 497th Bomb squadron, was in a dark mood, alone in his room, brooding about this 65th mission, the last of his operational tour. His two friends, John Dinou and Bob Melanay visited him for some drinks. The day after, the planes bombed, following ...more
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