Remembering Family Heros

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Re: Remembering Family Heros

Post by jfko6 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:54 pm

Prior to the Second World War, my grandfather sailed to America on the RMS Laconia. Later the ship was sunk by a German U-Boat. Some images of the ship below. It appears luxurious. A brief account by my grandfather of the voyage I received was people endured hardship during the voyage due to illness. That fate did not befall my grandfather. A feature film was made. Though he may have learned the Laconia’s fate, it was never mentioned to me.
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RMS Laconia
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RMS Laconia

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Post by jfko6 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:04 pm

The Army Air Force falls under the purview of the Army. I honored my grandfather through the US Army registry and is a great way to honor an Army Veteran. I also honored my Uncle who died in the Navy.

Biography registry: https://www.usarmyregistry.org/Registry ... eID=417127
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Re: Remembering Family Heros

Post by ViperGTS » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 pm

Army Air Corp/ Air Force is always what I have used for ww2, because the names were interchangeable at that time. AAC offically ended in 46 or 47, i think

Gramps was 42 to late 44, so AAC
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Post by jfko6 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Found an earlier image of a members grandfather. Am doing him a favor by including a link to his post here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7988
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Re: Remembering Family Heros

Post by ViperGTS » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:44 am

jfko6 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Found an earlier image of a members grandfather. Am doing him a favor by including a link to his post here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7988
thats a good pic! was it art colorized back then or did you have it digitally done?

edit, oh it is ASP, not your gramps
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World War II - Beades

Post by jfko6 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:18 pm

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Cpl Beades pictured front row far left
Grandfather Cpl Beades in WWII era photo. Location unknown. Because I was lucky that some of his records survived the building fire of the records administration, I discovered one of his training locations included Ft. Benning in Georgia.

I know some people don’t always have the best of relationships with their relatives. I was fortunate that my grandfather was a good man. Lest I be remiss in my notation and having experience and study in how people interact, downsides in familial relationships can be worked out, in someway or in sometime. Some good can always come.
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Post by jfko6 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:45 pm

Found another MREinfo member identifies his grandfather and adds WWII photos and documents. Doesn’t appear however soldier pictured is his grandfather.
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Re: Remembering Family Heros

Post by ViperGTS » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:58 am

jfko6 wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Found another MREinfo member identifies his grandfather and adds WWII photos and documents. Doesn’t appear however soldier pictured is his grandfather.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10063
my Gramps was a great dude, i just wish he told me his experience, but he refused... and i asked him many many times

b17 waist gunner/engineer... i suppose I would want to forget too
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