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Tuskegee Airmen Meet Former German Foe

The Now Softer Sig Harder

                                                                      By Colonel Ronald L. Albers, USAF, retired

 

It was February 25, 1945, at a remote airfield in eastern Bavaria near the small village of Pocking.  Nazi warplanes were well hidden in areas cleared into the forest, then covered with netting and other camouflage. These were special aircraft at this particular airdrome that no other field possessed. The field also held some of…

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Posted on May 8, 2012 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

Heroes?

My Perception of Today’s Heroes

By Ron Albers, Colonel, USAF, retired

 

   It appears to me that the heroes of the average American today are sports figures.  Our Air Force members are a professional team, so let’s compare them to professional athletes. Airmen are often criticized for occasionally missing targets, perhaps causing “collateral damage.”  True, sometimes they are off-target; but certainly more than…

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Posted on January 3, 2012 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

A Tuskegee Airman Returns

Tuskegee Airman Returns to Spot in France Where He Was Shot down in 1944

(This trip took place in May of 2008)

by Ronald L. Albers, Colonel, USAF, retired

 

     On August 12, 1944, 22-year-old 2nd Lt Alexander Jefferson of the famed Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group was flying his “red tail” P-51 Mustang (named Margo, after his girlfriend at the time) on his 19th combat mission over Europe. His formation’s mission…

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Posted on December 23, 2011 at 6:44pm

National D Day Memorial at Bedford, VA

Two months ago, I was returning from an RV trip out east, when I saw a sign for the National D Day Memorial. It seems to me that it was about 30 miles off I-81. (Bedford is east of Roanoke and half way to Lynchburg.) Anyway, the previous month I spent an entire week on Normandy Beach visiting all the museums there, and I recalled reading that the small town of Bedford had lost more young men per capita during Operation Overlord than any other town in the US. I expected to see a nice monument…

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Posted on December 23, 2011 at 6:25pm

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At 10:39pm on February 9, 2012, Claudia Bartow said…
Ron, I added the picture of Alex to his story.....it looks very cool. Thanks for sending it.
At 6:48pm on February 9, 2012, John J Mitchell said…

 

 Ron: Surprise I do know George Peto, we were in the same Marine  Corps League Detachment(Belleau Wood) in Columbus.  He is one hell of person and an outstanding Marine S?F TOP.

At 8:42pm on December 24, 2011, George Peto said…

Colonel Albers

Welcome Aboard

George peto

At 9:51pm on November 19, 2011, Claudia Bartow said…

Colonel Albers,

It is a pleasure to have you here.  We look forward to hearing about your memories from your long Air Force Career, and from the stories you will share of others through your relationship with Motts Military Museum.

Claudia

 
 
 

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