Raynors HCA 2020-02
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Absentee bidding for this session ends on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST.
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Consists of Bombing Diary, Dog Tags, Three Military Documents, and Several documents concerning his life insurance. The diary is titled "Diary on Combat Missions, Hours, Happenings". There are 35 Missions noted, one per page (pages loose from the tablet but complete), most are in ink, all VG. As example, "Mission #1 Target Kasse/Germany Air Hours 8:10. I was expecting a milk run but it was a different story. We were lagging behind the formation and really got hit by flak. ... It scared the hell out of me, but I guess I will live over it. ... We made some hits over our target ... " Another, "Mission 32, Target Berlin/Germany, Air Hours 8:45. I was looking for anything to happen on this race and it did. ... We got flak alright and saw the fighters but the P-51 fighter escort got to them before they got to us ... On this one we received 27 holes in our plane & I had my turret knocked out ... was a close call. We lost two planes on this raid. One blew up in a million pieces ... one went down in a spin off our left wing ... The men all bailed out & I hope God was with them ..." ... plus, A pair of dog tags "Ross, Volmer D.". ... plus, Certificate from Greenville Army Flying School, February 1, 1942, appointing Ross as Corporal. ... plus, Certificate from Kingman Army Airfield certifying that Sgt. Ross has Finally Learned What's Cooking About Aerial Gunnery, Nov. 9, 1943 and "He wears a pair of silver wings" which are included. ... plus, Negative copy of Ross's Honorable Discharge, June 23, 1945. ... plus, Envelop Folder "Transit Permit Enclosed, Remains of Volmer Lee Ross, Shreveport LA." ... plus Six letters/documents concerning his life insurance.
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A WWII Aerial  Gunner’s Group - Thirty-Five Bombing Missions

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