Z SQUARE 7, A B-29 TRUE STORY

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Missing Air Crew Report
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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
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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 - P61 Black Widow
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A26 Invader
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Ivan Fail's "The Tuskegee Airmen"
Airmen Medal Of Honor Memorial
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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
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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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The Old Home Place
 
 
I'd like to go back to where
I was born
on a cold and gloomy
November
morn.
Of course, I don't remember
my birth on the day
I landed on
Mother
earth.
But my dear mother said
at a family reunion
ten years ago
that I was the ugliest
baby she ever
had,
and then she quoted my
dad
who boldly said,
"Thanks for a boy, but was
that the best that
you could
do?"
In front of six sisters
and a
brother,
thus said my darling
mother!
Now, isn't that enough to
warp one's
personality,
when face to face with
reality?
I may never get over that
ordeal,
at least that's the way I
feel!
It would be fun to see the
trails that I use to run,
barefoot in the
Summer
sun.
Born on a section of land;
that's six hundred forty
acres to
explore;
houses, barns, lakes
and streams
in fulfilling a young boy's
dreams!
I'd like to sit beneath the mighty
oak
where I use to play
and throw acorns
every day,
and the cold-running
stream
where a boy could
dream
of catching a big
trout
that was swimming
about
in the clear, cold water;
life giving pure ,clean ,water
flowing from a
man-made lake!
Those were the days
in the shade of
yesterday,
when life was care-free
with not a worry
bothering
me.
Now that I am old and
in my gray,
I'd like to go back to
yesterday!
The hills that I use to climb
look so very small
today;
how could that be when
they were so high
when I was a boy at play?
But I seem to forget
that was
yesterday!
Yes, yesterday, when I was
young
with no aches and pains,
just a barefoot boy
playing in the rain!
I seem to forget that boys
grow up
like big dogs do from
when they were
a pup,
and the world keeps on
turning,
and wars must be won
for Freedom cries
out loud for
young men to grab a gun,
or to sail a ship,
or to fly a plane
 in God's blue
sky,
to fight and to kill
and learn how to
die,
and if not to die to come home
again and sit under the
giant oak,
or on the bank of a cold-running
stream
with The Mares of the Night
punctuating an old veteran's
dream!
 
C. Douglas Caffey
of the Army Air Corps
509th
World War II

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Standing on the Edge of Today
 
Standing on the edge of today
watching time slip away,
I'm looking for a tomorrow
wherein there is no sorrow.
 
As each new day appears
I see only fears;
for this thing called PTSD
encompasses me with tears!
 
For some sixty years
since World War Two,
the Mares of the night
have paid their due.
 
By standing on the edge of today
I shall see a tomorrow
where angels dance and sing
and their day I shall borrow!
 
by C. Douglas Caffey
58th Wing
of the
509th Bomb Group

 

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