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by ColdWarsChild
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Floyd Robertson
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

Floyd Robertson

Hi, A WW2 veteran lived up the street where I grew up. His name was Floyd Robertson. He told me stories about flying the B-17 in the Pacific. One story was about a reconnaissance mission against Truk. He indicated that the previous two B-17s sent on that mission did not return. I have been unable to...
by ColdWarsChild
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: reconnaisance of Truk
Replies: 1
Views: 966

reconnaisance of Truk

Curiosity has led me to learn about the use of bombers in the Pacific early during WW2. Up the street in the neighborhood in which I grew up was a WW2 veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He had flown B-17s in the Pacific and told me a war story about a reconnaissance mission he flew against a target h...
by ColdWarsChild
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 75
Views: 47571

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

Hello, I, and my father before me, worked as engineers in the defense plant in Fort Worth, Texas in which B-24 bombers were built in WW2. The B-24 served in both Europe and the Pacific, and would eventually replace the B-17. My father went through the Great Depression - it was so severe that In high...