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A Poignant Reminder
This video is such a poignant reminder that for many hundreds of thousands of families, reunions such as these were never to be. Walking through the USAAF Cemetery at Madingley, Cambridge in England or any of the 26 American military cemeteries across the world, or indeed the military cemeteries of all nations, is a sobering experience: we read the names of those whose abiding wish was surely to be back home in the arms of their families.
What candles may be held to speed them all? Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes. The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall; Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds, And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds. Anthem for Doomed Youth: Wilfred Owen, October 1917
Uniquely well-written experiences of a WWII fighter pilot with USAAF In Italy, very personal and full of insights from a perceptive and interesting mind. Fascinating reading. Transferring this content is a work-in-progress, so bear with any inconsistent links you come across.
This is a brilliant diary kept by a Crew Chief on a fighter bomber squadron in North Africa and Italy. It's a personal and insightful commentary on the life of a young man who left America for his experience of a lifetime. Touching, funny, perceptive.