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RIP - US Army Air Corps pilots and crew lost.
 

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George "Johnny" Johnson died on December 7th at age 101. He was the last survivor (out of 133 men- 0ne an American from Long Island) of the famous Dambusters- 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. In the pre-dawn hours of May 17, 1943 617 Squadron damaged or destroyed three important dams in a daring raid in the industrial heartland of Germany. Eight of 19 bombers and 53 crew members were lost that morning. The mission was made notable by the use of "bouncing bombs" to evade anti-submarine nets.

Five years ago Queen Elizabeth II conveyed to him the title Member of the Order of the British Empire.
 

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George "Johnny" Johnson died on December 7th at age 101. He was the last survivor (out of 133 men- 0ne an American from Long Island) of the famous Dambusters- 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. In the pre-dawn hours of May 17, 1943 617 Squadron damaged or destroyed three important dams in a daring raid in the industrial heartland of Germany. Eight of 19 bombers and 53 crew members were lost that morning. The mission was made notable by the use of "bouncing bombs" to evade anti-submarine nets.

Five years ago Queen Elizabeth II conveyed to him the title Member of the Order of the British Empire.
The bombing of the dams was the idea behind the last climatic scenes in the first produced "Star Wars" movie when they made their bombing runs to knock out the Death Star. Single plane runs being fired on by AAA guns to deliver their ordanance.
 

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Over a month ago the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen auctioned off his art collection (150 pieces) at Christie's New York for $1.5 billion- the largest in history.

While impressive, one of his other passions is likely more impactful to the average American. Under his umbrella company Vulcan, he funded the discovery of more than 30 warships sunk during WWII. He brought state of the art science and engineering to the hunt while working with the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). His finds include the carriers Lexington, Hornet, Wasp, and the Juneau (Sullivan Bros.), U.S.S. Johnston, two of the four Japanese carriers sunk at Midway (Kaga and Akagi), and most famously, the Indianapolis (found 40 miles from where it sank).

If they get around to looking in the North Sea between England and Holland, keep an eye out for B17G number 44-6008. It will have a large G within a square on the vertical stabilizer and GX on the wing. It's been there since the afternoon of September 26, 1944. It is subject to the Sunken Military Craft Act of 2004 as a war grave.
 

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Over a month ago the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen auctioned off his art collection (150 pieces) at Christie's New York for $1.5 billion- the largest in history.

While impressive, one of his other passions is likely more impactful to the average American. Under his umbrella company Vulcan, he funded the discovery of more than 30 warships sunk during WWII. He brought state of the art science and engineering to the hunt while working with the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). His finds include the carriers Lexington, Hornet, Wasp, and the Juneau (Sullivan Bros.), U.S.S. Johnston, two of the four Japanese carriers sunk at Midway (Kaga and Akagi), and most famously, the Indianapolis (found 40 miles from where it sank).

If they get around to looking in the North Sea between England and Holland, keep an eye out for B17G number 44-6008. It will have a large G within a square on the vertical stabilizer and GX on the wing. It's been there since the afternoon of September 26, 1944. It is subject to the Sunken Military Craft Act of 2004 as a war ga tAshfield.

Over a month ago the estate of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen auctioned off his art collection (150 pieces) at Christie's New York for $1.5 billion- the largest in history.

While impressive, one of his other passions is likely more impactful to the average American. Under his umbrella company Vulcan, he funded the discovery of more than 30 warships sunk during WWII. He brought state of the art science and engineering to the hunt while working with the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). His finds include the carriers Lexington, Hornet, Wasp, and the Juneau (Sullivan Bros.), U.S.S. Johnston, two of the four Japanese carriers sunk at Midway (Kaga and Akagi), and most famously, the Indianapolis (found 40 miles from where it sank).

If they get around to looking in the North Sea between England and Holland, keep an eye out for B17G number 44-6008. It will have a large G within a square on the vertical stabilizer and GX on the wing. It's been there since the afternoon of September 26, 1944. It is subject to the Sunken Military Craft Act of 2004 as a war grave.
That B-17 was assigned to the 548 Bombardment Squadron, 385 Bombardment Group, 93 Combat Bombardment Wing, 3 Air Division. They were stationed @ RAF Great Ashfield
 

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That B-17 had the worst possible day going to Bremen. There were two KIA's... the pilots Chuck Lamont from New Jersey and Rudolfo Gutierrez from California (his war lasted about five hours). RIP
 

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Soviet MIGs launched from a Russian air base.


Below is an account:

According to the EurAsian Times, SECNAV Carlos Del has just awarded the Navy Cross to retired Captain Royce Williams. Huh? He already got the Silver Star,
 

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USAG Wiesbaden fire department named best Fire Prevention Program in Europe​

WIESBADEN, HE, GERMANY
01.06.2023
Story by Maleeha Shah
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden

USAG Wiesbaden fire department named best Fire Prevention Program in Europe

WIESBADEN, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was recently named the 2022 Best Fire Prevention Program of the Year by Installation Management Command Europe for their fire safety efforts across the garrison military community.

“The fire and emergency services community is on duty 24 hours a day, every day, sometimes putting their own lives on the line while protecting those who defend America,” said Sigurd Mack, fire protection specialist with IMCOM-E.

“Most (first responders) go unnoticed, but each year the (Department of Defense) recognizes outstanding accomplishments and honors fire departments, fire fighters, and heroes through the annual DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards Program,” he explained.


 
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