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
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page 1
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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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C. Douglas Caffey

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Walnut, Ms. Main Street

The Walnut Experience
 
From age ten to age seventeen
Doug Caffey was heard
and often seen
in the Mississippi Delta
community known
as
Walnut.
Depression had raised
its ugly head
in the thirty's and early
forties.
I must have caused
the Depression
for it began
shortly after made my
grand entrance
into this big world
in the year
of 1926.
Old Henry was still
making the
Tin Lizzie
known as the model
T.
What a machine
it turned out
to be!
Three pedals on the
floor
and an engine with
cylinders
four.
The T was the poor man's
car
thus setting the stage
for wandering
far.
My dad bought a farm
on the Moore
road
in the year of
'35,
160 acres of black gumbo
kept his large family
alive.
I remember learning
how to drive
a tractor
and a car in my dad's
hay field,
the tractor was a
Farmall
while the car was a
'34 Ford Victoria
with rumble
seat;
a V/8 engine
made that green Ford
complete.
Then he bought a
brand new
'37
and I thought I died
and went to
Heaven!
But at the young age of
eleven
C. Douglas rolled
that new Ford
and taught him that he
was nowhere near
heaven,
but much closer to
the town of
Vance
as he was "flying" that
black Ford by the
seat of his
pants!
Totaled that car
he did,
when in grade
five.
He wished he were dead
but learned he
was alive
instead!
And so the story continues
to unfold
and some of the things
Doug did cannot
be told!
It looked for a time that
he might never
grow old!
But high school at Walnut
finally came to be
since the Mississippi River
flooded the farm,
turning it into a
sea!
The Caffey family moved
to a farm near Neal's
store.
There was Bo, Cornelia and
Pop
Edward Avant, and Jerry
Mills...
those were the days of riding
bicycles and our many
spills.
We soon learned that
pedaling a bike
was much easier when
a pretty girl
sat cross-legged on
the frame.
Strange, it is, how the
female gender
made our hearts so
tender
when in our teens
we liked to be
seen
with a pretty girl.
Now stealing a kiss
from a pretty
miss
was done with
finesse,
and what we didn't know
was that the girls
were wondering why we
hadn't done that
long ago!
Then high school days went
swiftly by and
World War Two came
into view!
Pearl Harbor was hit
by the Rising
Sun
on a cold, cold day in
December
and the saying
"Remember Pearl Harbor"
was heard throughout
the land.
It was then that boys
started turning into
man
for we all donned a uniform
of Navy Blue
or
Army Tan.
C. Douglas chose the
Army Air Corps
and at the age of
seventeen
went off to college
in the Army Air Corps
to learn to be come a fighter
pilot.
Those were the days so
far removed from the
Walnut Community,
but we took with us all the
memories
of riding bikes decorated
by pretty girls,
as we kissed the girls
and the bikes
farewell!
Off to war we went
answering our nations
call.
Some of us lived through
the war,
but changed we were
upon our return
when bikes and pretty girls
were just memories
and the Walnut
experience
had vanished with the
winds of war!
 
By C. Douglas Caffey
disabled veteran of
WWII
of the 509th Composite Bomb
Group. 58th Wing
Air Photo Unit
Army Air Corps
20th Air Force.
 

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