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Posted by Whiskey Mike 2012-04-19 15:40||
#2 > WW2 was all but officially over.
> UK's Local or Regional Allies may need 'em vee the West-recognized, looming post-War new Soviet threat.
> War-damaged UK saved a bundle of $$$ on international return shipping costs.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-19 22:29||
#3 Fully expect the MoD to take a page from the US DoD and claim the aircraft belong to the gov't AFTER they have been recovered using private funds.
please hope he has had a good lawyer work this angle before he turns another shovel of dirt.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-04-19 23:09||
#4 Amazing. The ingenuity and tenacity of our WWII generation, on either side of "The Pond" just never fails to astound.
My Dad (from W. Massachusetts)served during the China-Burma-India (CBI) campaign as a 20 year old Signal Corp technician. He came close to dying from Malaria twice before being sent Stateside.
Dad is still "hanging in there" at 87 in a care-facility in NJ-with mid-stage Alzheimer's.
I'd download everything available on this story tonight and head up to see him in Jersey in the morning if he were able to recognize me or remember his connection to CBI. As much as I hate I-95N/S, and my own physical limitations, I might just do that anyway...
I will continue to follow this and to stay plugged-in. Better than the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 IMHO...
Posted by canalzone 2012-04-19 23:39||