Thanks for putting this together. My grand uncle, 2nd Lt. Robert L. Woolfolk attended UCLA and I believe he graduated in 1936. He was on the waterpolo team. He was a bombardier in the 571st Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group and his aircraft "Decatur Deb" was shot down on May 28, 1944. He and six others perished while three were able bail out and became POWs. This is written up the in the book "Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II." There is a B-17G tail gunner's compartment on display at the 390th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, which is dedicated to this crew. Regards, Nick Veronico
Interesting....very hard to know the 'who hit who'.....Fort had enough flying time to be a instructor, I know nothing about the other pilot. If Pastor Jeff had information on her being talked into a situation, I would love to know if reliable. Regardless, so many losses in so many ways....
My take is the WAFS/WASPS deserve a bit more of history's 'time in the books'.
Many thanks for the commentary,
Are you still working on this blog?
Rosemarie is my mother in law. She passed away 10 years ago. Her (and Roberts') son Robert Maze Jr is alive and well.
I was googling Admiral Radford and ended up googling links...
Thank you for your efforts here.
Hi Bill. So this is dredging up an old report, but I'm very curious... We just found out about this. The only thing we know about my grandfather is that his name was James Lee Wilson, and disappeared during the war.
DNA research has led to Wilson family in South Carolina, just hoping to try to piece together more information.