LOST A LONG TIME WWII FRIEND THIS WEEK

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LOST A LONG TIME WWII FRIEND THIS WEEK

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 pm

Captain Al Cormier WWII C-47 Pilot 14th Air Force. Al flew the Hump a number of times, had to bail out over China. Near the end of the war he flew General Groves who had a special package with him. Al assumed it was an A bomb component. Al wrote a book "WITH AN ANGEL BY MY SIDE" about his WWII service, I would have commented more, but I have misplaced his book.
The book is available from Amazon.
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Re: LOST A LONG TIME WWII FRIEND THIS WEEK

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:28 pm

Remembering Al.
There was only one aircraft Al loved to fly. He was a charter member(1947) of the Maine Air National Guard. The CO Was Colonel Philip Tukey, WWII 56th and 356th Fighter Group fame. He was checkd out in their P-47 Fighters and hated them, the units' C-47 was hid baby. Not sure if I mentioned this before, but Col. Tukey used to have his men picked up for monthly drill in a CCKW.
Ceneral Tukey delivered the units' F-89J to the USAF Museum in 1970.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
LIFE MEMBER AM LEGION-40/8-DAV
7 MIL SPEC MAINTAINED MV'S
COL. BRUNO BROOKS (ARMY MOTORS) IS MY HERO

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