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Arlin_MacRae
01-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Leaving this Saturday for a week at RAF Mildenhall/Lakenheath, then a week at RAF Alconbury/Molesworth to teach.

Dare I ask if there might be some BBQ over there? If I have to eat Scotch Eggs and Fish 'n' Chips the whole time, so be it, but I had to ask!

Arlin

deguerre
01-28-2013, 03:56 PM
PM Dr KY?

Arlin_MacRae
01-28-2013, 04:15 PM
Done!

deguerre
01-28-2013, 04:16 PM
I just found out something coinky dental. Wanted to see how far Hampshire (Winkton Temporary AFB location 1944) was from those bases. The 404th which was based there became the 137th after the war and was...allocated to the Oklahoma National Guard. :becky:

Arlin_MacRae
01-28-2013, 04:31 PM
It's a small woild!
Was your dad at Winkton?

deguerre
01-28-2013, 04:33 PM
It's a small woild!
Was your dad at Winkton?

Yeppers. Until the forward bases started getting built in France and Belgium.

Arlin_MacRae
01-28-2013, 04:46 PM
I can imagine the target rich environment a Jug driver had once he moved onto the continent. Wow...

deguerre
01-28-2013, 04:58 PM
Yep. Lots of S&D missions, especially after being cut loose from the occasional escort, still fully armed. The Luftwaffa pretty much ceased to exist as a viable force...

Arlin_MacRae
01-28-2013, 05:04 PM
I always wanted to shoot up a train... I think I was reincarnated. :laugh:

deguerre
01-28-2013, 05:08 PM
Just imagine what that Gatling on the A10 would do...

Arlin_MacRae
01-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Seen that, and probably on the "LOW" setting. Awesome scary.