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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C. Douglas Caffey

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MY CHAIR
 
I sleep in the Sun-Room in a chair
and for thirty months I've been there.
Lying horizontal brings much pain
until I return to my chair again.
 
Now, if you sleep horizontal
all the night through,
I'll choose to sleep vertical
and not make fun of you.
 
My wife of fifty-two years
sleeps horizontal in her room there,
but at five a.m., or before
she serves me coffee & toast in my chair.
 
So, coffee and toast,
down of the Gulf Coast,
is an early breakfast fare,
as I sit upright in my chair!
 
 
 
 

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FRIENDS
 
A friend should be true to the end;
if not, he may not be a friend.
Of all the friends I've known
are the ones I have grown.
 
They are Boston Terriers with pedigree
from that association known as AKC.
From little pups to fully grown
they are the best friends I have known.
 
Some humans "play the part",
but never from the heart.
They are here for a while, then gone
to someone else, they now belong.
 
The sad things are the scars
which they left behind;
for in leaving they break the heart
and leave old friends lovingly blind.
 
 

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WILD CANADIAN GEESE
 
Thirty-seven wild Canadian geese
ate at my place today.
They swam from across the lake.
They came to visit; not to stay.
 
But tomorrow they'll be back
for shelled corn they crave,
and I do not begrudge them
of all the corn I gave.
 
One goose eats from my hand.
She has overcome her fear of man.
You can bet she gets her share,
and again tomorrow, she'll be there.
 
Canadian geese are a joy to see,
whether flying high or taking food from me.
I learn a lot from Canadian geese,
Though they differ, they live in peace.
 
 
 

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The Best Days are Gone
 
No, I'm not a pessimist
and I know I'm not wrong;
though I still love life,
the best days are gone!
 
Too many of my tomorrows,
do not now belong;
in searching for them I find
the best days are gone!
 
There have been good days,
filled with music and a song;
but when I turn around,
the best days are gone!
 
Love to fly high in the air,
away from a ringing phone;
even so, I know deep down
the best days are gone!
 
I still recall World War Two,
and friends remember Viet Cong,
and all of us who fought know
the best days are gone!
 
But I know of another day,
to which I shall belong;
and there up above, I shall say,
"the worst days are gone!"
 
by C. Douglas Caffey
509th Bomb Group
Army Air Corp
WWII

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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!

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