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Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by John Stiles » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:17 am

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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:30 am

Hello John,

Your Jeep looks Texas Beautiful :D :D :D

Very nice looking, and you did a great job there !!!
Please post more pictures !!

13th Air Force ?


Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by John Stiles » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:43 am

Thanks Ray. Had to test adding picture. Chuck's post helped.

He is correct, a picture is better than 1000 words.

Yes 13th AAF 347 FG 67th FS. I honor of man whose shop it was resurrected in 19 years ago (on 2nd drive train rebuild completed 2 years ago). Lt. Col. Arthur Durtschi. Spent 3 years in theater until VJ Day. Was on "Cactus" with Marine pilots. P-39's, P-400's and finally P-38L's. Went all the way to Clark Field. Lost him at 91.

Swan'song name is in honor of Jack Swan who served in Korea on Jeep Carrier "Bae Dong Strait". Never took a dime to get her going. Offered many times. Said it was his retirement, he'll do what he wants to do "Just get me parts! And, oh yea, give me a copy of that French Jeep book".

Front is marked in honor of my father's WWII unit also 13th, 307th BG(H), 371 SQ. Chuck Stiles Co-pilot B-24's. First bombing run on Saigon and harbor in WW II. Later was FAC "Mosquito" in Korea with 6147th TCG. Calling in air strikes from Jeep carriers. Too much war, he passed at 60.

Thanks for asking.
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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 am

Hello John,

That is a great thing and story !!
My uncle was a co-pilot on a B-24 in the 13th Air Force, and he also bombed Vietnam in WW2 !
He was likely with your father on that mission and in the same squadron.
He was on Morotai, and told me about Japanese night fighters that would try to infiltrate the B-24's coming back to base, and how they had some radio technology to find them and blast the out of the formation.
His plane was named Peggy- Lou. He was the co-pilot but said he usually flew the plane.
He passed away a few years ago, but I enjoyed his stories, as well as my father's stories from fighting in the snow and cold in France and POW camps .
My uncle said that when he returned to the USA, California, the Army took his flight jacket
and government wrist watch away. That always was something that irked him !!

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Ray

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Post by John Stiles » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:22 pm

Ray,
Looks like your uncle was a 5th AAF Bomber Barons 24 co-p if site is correct. Here is link http://www.b24bestweb.com/peggylou1.htm
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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by John Stiles » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm

Bombed Saigon in this acft.
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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:04 pm

Hello John,

Great pictures there !!!
The guy in Peggy Lou actually looks just like my uncle !

However, my uncle was in the 13th Air Force and the picture of his plane had a stenciled number on it like your father's plane.
Peggy Lou was stenciled on as well, and no art work at the time of the picture.
Peggy is my Aunt Peggy.

I will try to see if I can get a copy of the picture to put up in my Jeep barn.


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Ray

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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by John Stiles » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:43 pm

Ray,
If you want to, PM me with uncle's name, plane number and any other info you have. Will have 307th historian do a search through records on him.
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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:56 pm

Great John !

PM sent :D :D

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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by autonoob » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:18 pm

It looks like a well-maintained jeep. What type of tires are those?

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Re: Swan'song 22040 Test Pic

Post by John Stiles » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:55 pm

18 year old Denman's. Jeep might be For Sale soon. 26 years of Jeeping. Have finally come to the realization, the hobby is not about the hardware, it's about the great people you get to know along the way.
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