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    The Greatest Generation

    I have the pleasure and honor of attempting to restore the following image of "Felts Crew", 466th BG - 787th Bomb Squadron, Plane #357.

    Air Force planners decided that a tour of duty for bombers was to be 25 missions. They factored the physical stress of high altitude flight in poorly heated, unpressurized aircraft, psychological stress of aerial combat and the numerical strength of the Luftwaffe. Early experience showed the average life expectancy of the crews in late 1942 was 8-12 missions. 30-50% chance of completing a tour of duty.

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    Don

    Thats a special photograph . I am sure some families will be very proud to have it.

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    Re: The Greatest Generation

    Great image
    your Restoration looks great also...

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    Re: The Greatest Generation

    Thank you all for the kind words.

    Curiosity got the better of me so I did a Google on the "Greatest Generation" and found that it was Tom Brokaw came up with the name. The greatest generation includes not only the military who fought in the war but those who remained at home. The Greatest Generation are the parents of Baby Boomers in other words our parents.

    I posted the image as a tribute to the brave souls who in some cases had a combat life expectancy of hours. War should never be glorified however it shouldn't be forgotten either. The life and liberties we enjoy today are paid for by the sacrifices paid for by people like the Greatest Generation. Makes me wonder at times what future people will think of the people who fought since Viet Nam.

    I've seen the tiger smile and it wasn't glorified - just terrifying
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    You have collected really very nice photos. I think that It had been memorable photos for their family who have in that photos. I assume that It is very oldy photos. But I liked it dude.

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