Another Flying Sargent's kid
My dad was a Flying Sargent, too. He flew B26's out of Great Dunmow (Lady Astor's estate) which is just north of London.
The bravery and patriotism of that generation puts today's generation of a like age to shame. I shudder to think what would have happened if there had been the same level of "news" coverage on D-Day that we have today. Today's high school graduates, for the most part, would probably just cower in the LCP's and would NEVER make those photo recon flights over Germany, even with a fighter squadron for their escort.
I sincerely believe that the draft should be re-instated and, since they demand equality, the women should have to sign up, too. There are jobs that almost everyone can do and 2 years of service is not much to ask for living in this great nation.
Ralph D. Wilson II
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein.
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln