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Major Richard Sherman, veteran of Chenault's famed US Army 14th Air Corps, has left this mortal coil:
WWII bombardier dies in veterans home, aged 96
He also participated as one of the famous "Rosinenbomber" (literally "raisin bombers", but the children meant 'candy bombers' because the airmen dropped candy with little parachutes) in the Berlin airlift to West Berlin when the Soviets blocked all land supply routes 1948-1949. After service he helped found the Chennault Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.
RIP Major.
 

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I was intrigued by this, in that the "original" Flying Tigers was strictly a fighter group. The bombardier part confused me.

Turns out that the 14th Air Force replaced the disbanded originals and adopted their sobriquet.
 

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So sorry he is irrreplacable
 
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Herr Znk, please Sir, give me a week to 10 days heads-up on this trip. Have never heard of it, but would love to go. Got a Suburban I can provide if need be. Thanks, Bruce.
Maybe an MSGO road trip? I'll let you know.
Spring break is March 12-14, mark the calendar, I have. Maybe we could do that then. Son should still be home. If he's not busy elsewhere. :rolleyes:
 

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