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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A 20's CHILD

Were you a 20's child,
Between WWI & WWII,
Often running wild
Until the day you volunteered?

The Army Air Corp you chose,
With G.I. issue clothes;
Even your shorts were olive drab,
Your transportation, a yellow cab.

Basic Training was in view,
And loud drill sergeants voices you heard;
Who had a strong hold on you,
And March, March, March was the word!

Basic training o'er and then a leave,
With one lonely stripe on your sleeve;
And for some it was off to OCS
For one shiny bar of gold near your chest.

To Basic flying in the PT,
With a note-pad on your knee;
You learned to take-off and fly
Like a sparrow in the sky.

And later on with silver wings
You learned to do lots of things,
Like flying Big Birds, even the 29,
With nose art of skimpy design!!

No longer a sparrow in the sky,
More like an Eagle, flying high...
They loaded 10,000 pounds or more,
And gave you a heading to soar.
Over the Japanese Isle,
You stayed a while,
Until your bombs knew release;
Then to Saipan or Tinian for a bit of peace.

Another mission now run,
With no time to lie in the sun;
For they found another load for you,
To fly 1500 miles, with your crew.

Now dodge the fighters and the flak
For 35 missions, if you're back.
You just qualified for another trip
North Eastward, but not by ship!

Home again; you've done your best,
With double bars and ribbons on your chest,
Or perhaps a gold star or silver bird,
To mark your station and your word.

Born, a child of the 20's,
Now a man of the fourth decade;
What will you do with your life
In supporting your kids and your wife?

You are not the man you were,
When first you learned to fly;
For you have witnessed sights
Long since, when buddies had to die!

The 50's, 60's, and to this present hour
Have turned your hair snowy white,
And if your hair you lost,
Not so with memories in the night.

The nights bring sounds and sights,
Heard and seen so long ago,
And in your maturing years,
You'd volunteer again to go.

 

 

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"The Way I Feel Today"

 

 

Some days are heavy

some are lite;

Some are dark

like the long, long night.

 

Old veterans get in the way,

of modern folk today;

for we are far too old

and too patriotic to stay.

 

Many of us want to walk

away

from this earth

today!

 

No fun being in the way,

too many ills to tend;

too many bills to pay

too many days to end.

 

There should be a pill,

to take care of all our ills;

call upon Dr. Kervoikan

the grave yards to fill.

 

Who will miss us

when we are no more?

Who cares about old vets

as we move to another shore?

 

Out of the way . . .

Too patriotic to stay;

Too old-fashioned

here on earth today.

 

Let the blood sugars rise

as high as the skies;

Take no more insulin,

death is the prize!

 

Doesn't matter that we

have died a thousand times;

when the mares of the night

stay till morning light!

 

I'd like to walk away today,

rather than to stay, where

friends forsake us

and we're in the way!

 

Too tired to raise the flag,

too old to be of use;

I'd rather fly away

like a Canadian goose!

 

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Before The Roses Bloom Again
 
The time is drawing near
when the heavenly
trumpet
we may hear,
which shall mark the
Savior's
coming for His
bride,
for He will surely
appear
and take us to His
side.
It may be in daylight
bright
or it could be in
the darkness of the
night,
yet He will come
just as He
said
when we are up at
our appointed
tasks
or as we prepare for
bed.
It may be before the
roses bloom
again in
their radiance
fair
that we shall meet
Jesus
high up in the
air!
Even so come,
Lord Jesus!

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C. Douglas Caffey

jonn316@comcast.net

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