Z SQUARE 7, A B-29 TRUE STORY

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The Z Square 7 Crew
Z Square 7 Crew Families
Z Square 7 Crew Cemeteries.
Missing Air Crew Report
Z Square 7 Crew Military Funeral
Memorial Lt Eugene M. Thomas Jr (Marion, Al)
Memorial Lt Francis X. Glacken (Cambridge, MA)
Memorial Lt Norman B. Bassett (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
Marcia Bassett McGrattan
Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Peter & Lillian Demers/Charlotte (Demers) Fiasconaro
Memorial Sgt Louis A. Dorio (Clarksville, VA)
HIRE OUR VETERANS!
POW-MIA-KIA Ceremony
500th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing Honor Roll
Bill Mauldin With Willie And Joe
Father John McBride
S/Sgt Kenneth O. Eslick with Photo Album
Sgt Jesse S. Klein. 41-13180
Frank Farr & Merseburg, Germany
"Lili Marlene" The Song!
"Lili Marlene" The B-17
"Lily Marlene" The B-24
"Lili Marlene" The B-24
Ivan Fail Introduction and "Long Before The Guns And Tanks."
Ivan Fail's "Tribute to the Queen"
American Battle Monuments Commission - Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission - Memorials
NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
THE MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL (IWO JIMA )
KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
M/Sgt Roy P. Benavidez, Vietnam Medal Of Honor
Frank Farr Poetry "November 2, 1944", "Old Men And The War", " Merseburg"
Some Pictures of World War 2
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Pages Introduction
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Crew Index
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Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B29 Superfortress
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B26 Marauder
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B25 Mitchell
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B24 Liberator
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B17 Flying Fortress
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - C87 Liberator Express
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - PBM-5 Mariner
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A20 Havoc Attack Bomber
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - C47 Transport
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - P61 Black Widow
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A26 Invader
GIVE OUR VETERANS JOBS!!
Ivan Fail's "The Tuskegee Airmen"
Airmen Medal Of Honor Memorial
Memorial Page #1
Memorial Page #2
Memorial Page #3
Memorial Page #4
Memorial Page #5
Memorial Page #6
The Navajo Code Talkers & Native American Medals Of Honor
Ivan Fail's "D Day, The Normandy Invasion"
B-29 Crew Positions & Specifications
About The Book
C. Clayton Thompson Bookseller
Ivan Fail's "When The Mustangs Came"
Contacts
Ivan Fail "The Eighteen Wheeler's Hymn"
Awards
Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building with photo album
Ivan Fail's "Against All Odds - Mission Complete"
Ford Tolbert by Sallyann
Ford Tolbert Pictures
A Tribute to Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC, The Black Sheep Squadron
Lt Halloran Eulogy for Colonel Boyington
Omori POW Camp
Ivan Fail's "A Salute To Lt. Holguin"/ "Shoo Shoo Baby"
Great Bend, Kansas B-29 Memorial
General Lemay's biography including a B-29 nose art photo album
THE GENERAL AND MRS CURTIS LEMAY FOUNDATION
March 9 and 10, 1945 Over Tokyo
Lt "Hap" Halloran on March 10, 1945
General Earl Johnson
General Earl Johnson Biography
313th Bomb Wing Mining Missions
Lt Robert Copeland, copilot, Z Square 8
Pyote Bomber Base With A Photo Album
History of "Diamond Lil" With A Photo Album
History of "FIFI" With A Photo Album
"Hap" Halloran induction Combat Airman Hall of Fame
Blackie Blackburn with a photo album
Hap's Memorable Flight On FIFI
C. Douglas Caffey, A WW2 Veteran, Book Of Poetry
C. Douglas Caffey Collection Of Poetry
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C. Douglas Caffey on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
C. Douglas Caffey With More on PTSD
C. Douglas Caffey Memorial Day Flying The Flag
C. Douglas Caffey Saying Goodbye To America
OUR VETERANS NEED WORK!
Pearl Harbor with Photo Album
The Pacific Theater
Battle of Saipan, Mariana Islands
Saipan Medals of Honor
Battle of Tinian, Mariana Islands
Tinian Medals of Honor
Battle of Guam, Mariana Islands
Guam Medals of Honor
Battle of Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima Medals of Honor
Cpl Ira Hayes, USMC
Battle of Okinawa
Okinawa Medals of Honor
Japanese Surrender
Navy Ships At Surrender Ceremonies
Ivan Fail's "The Saga Of The Superfortress"
Ivan Fail's "The Silent Sentries"
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                                       Old Memories
(from an old WWII veteran)
 
From out of the past, they raise their ugly
head
to remind those living
of friends who
now  are
dead.
 
Shouldn't memories of the past
be buried with sailors
who died at
sea
never remaining
free?
 
And soldiers or Marines
whose blood ran
red
and left them
dead
in foreign sands.
 
Should not their memories
lie with them in
the grave
when it was their lives
which they
Gave?
 
What about the airmen who
flew so high
and fell five miles
to die?
 
Those of us who yet are
alive
will ever remember
how they
died
and we shall bear the
memories
of brave American
men
until our lives shall
end!
 
So, come on Mares of the
Night
and we'll fight again
for Freedom
 which is
right!
 

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CHRISTMAS OF FORTY-FOUR

Christmas is both time and place.
It is both when and where,
Not just why and how,
With music in the air!

Will you come back with me
To Christmas of forty-four?
The very last Christmas of the war,
When all of us were boys no more.

From Saipan and Tinian
Come the sounds of thunder,
Of three-hundred B-29's,
Belching smoke by the number.

Doesn't sound like "Silent Night",
Or the site of mistletoe,
With sleigh-bells ringing
In the scene of falling snow!

No warm hugs of loved ones
Sitting round an open hearth,
And no angelic beings
Singing of Peace on Earth!

How can we sing
Of Peace on Earth,
With the coming of a Savior,
And the miracle of His birth?

Remembering days gone by
When there were no 29's in the sky;
Those other days with Big Band Sounds
As carolers make their rounds!

You remember that special girl,
Dressed in both red and green,
With that sparkle in her eyes,
A sparkle you had never seen!

But where is she tonight,
This Christmas of forty-four;
No longer dress of green and red,
But a heavy flak-suit instead?

No music do I hear,
Falling softly on my ear;
But the sound of 300 29's
Leaving runways, line on line!

When this night is through
And the ships return to Saipan,
Why are ground crews looking west,
For the return of all the rest?

Could it be that Peace on Earth,
Has finally come to a few,
Who, Christmas of forty-four,
Has finally given rest?

Deck the hardstands with holly,
'Tis the season to be jolly!
Count the planes who return no more,
At Christmastime in forty-four!

Stars

 
The Passing of Time
 
Do you ever wonder about
the passing of time and such?
How long is the life of a minute?
Only sixty seconds; that's not much.
 
But the minute you had
just a moment ago
is now gone from view;
Never to come back to you!
 
Have you forgotten it already?
What did it hold for you?
Did you allow it to pass quickly by
and you mind to go through?
 
Maybe we should hold a memorial
for each moment we lose.
You can prepare the Eulogy
and I'll pray, if you choose!
 
All our moments are lost
if we just allow them to go past
without gathering some jewels,
for living, which forever shall last!
 
Let us determine today that,
with each future minute,
that we'll not let it pass
without keeping something in it!
 
. . . C. Douglas Caffey
4-23-01

Welcome Nature

 
The Moving Years
 
 
The moving of the years
come so swiftly on.
World War Two was here
but now, long since gone!
 
Yet the Pratt & Whitney
sounds are still here;
We hear them in our sleep
before the sun draws near!
 
The 29's once flown
by men of tender age,
have all disappeared
as youth turns to sage.
 
Heads have turned to silver
and some lay down to die,
gone with the moving years
to join the B-29's in the sky!
 
. . . C. Douglas Caffey
9-06-02
 

Heart

TOMORROW!
 
 
Tomorrow is always just
one day away from today,
though we know not
what it has to say.
 
 
Tomorrow always wears
a veil upon her face,
to keep us from knowing
How we'll run the race.
 
 
To those who walked
in Yesterday's shoes,
today, new tracks
we must choose!
 
 
To walk away from today,
brings tomorrow into view.
This I will gladly do
if I can walk with you!
 
 
Tomorrow comes quickly on
before today is fully through.
Tomorrow becomes today
when a "Pace-Maker" is a part of you!
 
Written from the Singing River Hospital the day before my wife was
to receive a "pace-maker" following a triple by-pass
just the week before.
 
C. Douglas Caffey . . .

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