And in the end, for over 500 airmen and 52 bombers, there was no going home.
They say he's buried at a cemetery near Liege, Belgium. The records show that his B-24 was shot down over the refinery, but that it happened before the crew could disgorge the plane's 8000-pound payload of high explosives.
Seven contiguous deeded titles, containing 1181.76 acres.
There is a timber cruise, completed by a professional forester, indicating timber volumes of 23,000 cubic meters.
Presently the ranch has 50 mature bred cows on a lease agreement and arrangements are in place to custom graze 200 yearlings through 2018 grass season.Especially it must have been tough on him, hanging as he was below the belly of a crippled plane, a bubble of glass exposed to the flak and the fire from enemy aircraft. When damaged, the B-24 often lost the electrical power needed to rotate its gun turrets, and the gunners would have to hand-crank their turrets around, trying to follow the enemy planes. He was assigned to 98BG, a bomber group stationed out of Benghazi, Libya. In coordination with 178 bombers and 1,700 crew members, the 98BG was to attack and destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania.These facilities provided the Third Reich with one-third of its fuel …During this period this productive ranch land supplied agricultural produce to Barkerville. Highway 97 is a paved schedule 2 highway so has no seasonal legal weight restrictions.Highway 97 intersects the ranch but the fences have 6 gates and an underpass large enough to drive a skidder through.
It’s become a day to welcome summer: a day for barbecues, for beer, for picnics, for an extra day off work. Memorial Day was meant to remember those who died preserving our freedom. Or will we now let those freedoms wither in our brave new world of social justice warriors too cowardly to face real threats?