Z SQUARE 7, A B-29 TRUE STORY

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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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C. Douglas Caffey

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Another 4th Of July

Seems that the 4th of July of 2007
was as close as yesterday!
My, how times does fly, here now
but gone tomorrow;
Never does it stop to consider
all of life's sorrow, caused by
rushing through the days like
the strong March wind,
which blows day and night
without a proper end!
Being a disabled veteran of WWII,
my thoughts of last year were
that would be my last 4th of my
residence here on Mother Earth!
Yet God has given to me anothe year
in which to contemplate the meaning
of the 4th of July.
Freedom is a heavy word
and not so often heard in these
modern days, for the world is sick
in so many ways.
The U. S. of A. has lost her way
down the well-worn path of Freedom,
for which so many thousands
have died the death in wars far an near,
while true patriots stand in fear
of God's judgments upon a land wherein
man is considered King
and is crowned with the human diadem
of self-glory, while the God of Creation
is all but banished from the nation,
to which He gave the pangs of birth
in Sweet Freedom's court;
On all our coins we still can read,
"In God We Trust", and so we must
or die the death of Freedom,
for which so many have died.
Shall their death be of no worth,
tossed aside like refuse on the Street
of Pleasure, without the measure
of life's treasure!
On D-Day's early morn, thousands bled
and died on Utah Beach, turning the
waters red with American blood.
That blood still cries out
to those of us who are still alive
on the 4th of July 2008.
The residents of Heaven must blush for
Sweet Freedom's demise, like the
Psalmist, who lifted his eyes and looked
to the skies from whence came his help.
We do well to walk in his step
and commit to God the future of this once
Great Land, by taking Freedom by the hand!
Fly the flag, for it is not just a rag
of red, white, and blue with stars and stripes,
reminding us of days past when Old Glory
was raised in victory over many a foe,
like the raising of the flag at Iwo
so long ago where seven thousand Marines
died the death for Freedom, and where some
thirteen-thousand earned the Purple Heart.
They never counted the cost of such
great loss, for Freedom cannot be measured
by inches, feet, or yards, nor miles
nor by the rod, but by the heart of God,
and it is to Almighty God that I raise my prayer
for the Freedom that once was where
all could see her worth, as the Good Lord
gave her birth!
I love Freedom more than life, for life
without Freedom
is no life at all!
 
(At least, that's one man's opinion)
C. Douglas Caffey
509th Bomb Group
58th Wing
Army Air Corps

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"One More Day In the Sun"
 
As a youth, having fun,
just another day;
running barefoot,
in the sun!
 
Time to run and play,
in another sunny day;
not a care to heed,
growing like a weed!
 
Summer now has come,
and I am one so young;
Come and run with me,
playing in the sun!
 
For days will come
when the sun is gone;
no longer barefoot,
without a Summer song!
 
War clouds are near,
protect Freedom dear;
join the band of brothers
who left fathers & mothers.
 
Put on those big shoes,
barefoot no more;
clouds hide the sun,
on a war-torn shore!
 
Red runs the blood,
in the dark black sand;
Iwo Jima standing
man to man!
 
Seven thousand to die,
no more to run
and play in
the Summer sun.
 
For those who
didn't die,
we hide in the shadows
where alone we cry!
 
We long for those
barefoot days of fun,
when we ran
and played
in the sun
of yesterday!
 
 

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Yesterday When I Was Young!
 
 
Walking in the sunshine,
enjoying the cooling breeze;
dreaming of my tomorrows
among the swaying trees.
 
Little did I know of life,
having not a care;
there was just today
and it was very fair.
 
Pretty girls all around,
sweet dreams I had;
but a world of war
changed  glad to sad.
 
I saw days without sunshine,
and no cooling breeze;
Gone was the warmth I knew
to Winter's gnawing freeze.
 
The color of the rose is red,
the same color of
friends who freely bled,
and some who bled are dead!
 
They no longer see the sunshine,
nor feel the cooling breeze;
no pretty girls around them
to view the swaying trees.
 
And those of us who lived,
through the world of war
returned to our  homes
with many a scar.
 
Is there a ray of sunshine,
or a cooling breeze?
Why are our tomorrows
blowing through the trees?
 
Some of us  remember well
the Island of the sea,
and the deathly breeze
without a single tree!
 
Oh, to be young again,
playing in the sun;
with one of the pretty girls,
we had wooed and won!
 
 
C. Douglas Caffrey

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A WOMAN'S LOVE
 
The love of God above
Is the greatest kind of love;
But next in hand is
Woman's love for man.
 
A woman who loves her man
Without exception or reservation,
Is the greatest miracle known
In any earthly nation!
 
She loves from deep down
within her beautiful soul;
The kind of love she shows
Makes any man strong and whole.
 
Blessed in that lucky man
Who holds her in his arms;
He will never let her go,
Nor will he share her charms!
 
Love so pure and deep
Deserves a man who is true;
You are that loving woman
And I declare my love for you!
 
C. Douglas Caffey

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GOING HOME
 
I have walked upon this Earth
for eighty years and more.
My body is always in rebellion
and my moving parts are sore.
 
I long to bid the Earth adieu
for gravity pulls me down;
it's necessary to use a scooter
when I go out on the town.
 
I have a license to drive a cycle
and one to fly an aeroplane,
but not one to drive a scooter
and I always get the blame.
 
Too many problems here on Earth,
hemmed in by a thing called time;
and when I look in the mirror
what I see makes no song or rhyme.
 
I read in chapter fourteen of John
that God has a prepared place for me,
and it is to that wonderful City above
I'll be going home, where I shall ever be.
 
One of these days, I'll be going Home
where gravity nor time are not there;
and when I arrive, I'll have a new body
including a brand new head of hair!
 
                c. douglas caffey

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