So Sam were you a Annapolis Naval Academy graduate ?
My mother has a neighbor friend whose daughter is there right now.
Right now I'm still research my dad's missions over at the armyairforce forums.So far it has been pretty slow going but I do know a lot about one sortie of his on July 18 1944.(He was the Co-Pilot on that one his 2nd sortie on transition to Pilot).One thing I'd like to get info about is the planned flight routes.I am trying to study the missions in the context of what the Bombardment Wing did on those dates along with the escort fighter groups rather than just the individual Bombardment groups.Here is the thread here.It's pretty confusing though.
I think it might be good to study these just in case
Shockwave Productions decides to come out with a heavy bomber combat flight simulator some day years off in the future and wants replicated historical missions in it.Even if not I'd still like to learn more details about about my dad's combat missions from many sources.
Strangely enough this particular sortie was already featured in the Abacus Tuskegee Fighters add on to Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 1 a long time ago.I didn't know about this until recently.I guess McChord Air Force Base near me is going to hold an airshow this year in July.Most of the airshows at the airbase had been cancelled due to the 9/11 disaster and the war in Iraq.I think a Tuskegee Airman of the 332nd FG might be there this year so I might be able to talk to one of them about this particular mission.
Son of a U.S.A.A.F. 15th Air Force 463rd bomb group 772nd squadron B17 pilot.
Video of my dad on a B-17(So you can kind of meet him-he passed away in 2004)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOP53TkGtA