For some reason, I had an itch to see the Air Force Museum this weekend. So I drove out to Dayton, snapped some pictures, and used the time to start thinking about my father. My dad served as a ball turret gunner for the 42nd Bomb Squad, 2nd Bomb Group in 1944 over Europe. Gave me some time to think about attacking and organizing the Mierzejewski information I have.

Found some information about the 49th Bomb Squad, 2nd Bomb Group and remembered an article that Dad had from Yank Magazine. On the website for the 49th Bomb Squad, there is a searchable database for service members and their missions.

A few pics from the National Air Force Museum.

Bockscar--dropped the Fat Man bomb over Nagasaki.

Strawberry Bitch--supposedly haunted

Valor

Valor

Monument to American Airmen who air-dropped shipments in Warsaw, 18 September 1944

Monument to American Airmen who air-dropped shipments in Warsaw, 18 September 1944

Never Forget

Never Forget