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Message No. 1022
Author: Stephanie Kessler
Subject: asterperious special photos
Date: Sat May 28, 2011 16:52

My grandfather was a mechanic on the asterperious. Do you have copies of the photos? My father and uncle would love to see these. My grandfathers name was Raymond Crawford.
Message No. 1022 ▷ Parent Message No. 1022 ▷ Grandparent Message No. 816
  • AsterperiousBill Gray, Wed Jun 4 16:32
    I have two copies. This is a slim hardbound book with photos of many combat crews and support unitss, unit history and base camp scenes. There are two crews posed in front of the Asterperious Special ... more
    • asterperious special photos — Stephanie Kessler, Sat May 28 16:52
    • asterperious special photosAnonymous, Sat May 28 16:51
      My grandfather was a mechanic on the asterperious. Do you have copies of the photos? My father and uncle would love to see these. My grandfathers name was Raymond Crawford.
    • Asterperious Special BookMargeery Worrick, Wed Jun 11 17:53
      Hi Bill, I would like to know what you are asking for the books. Thanks Margery
      • "Asterperious" bookBill Gray, Thu Jun 12 12:57
        Margeery; I have searched maybe 20 online collectible/military book sites and cannot find this one for a hint on price. I will say $100. Let me describe it in more detail so you can be sure it is the ... more
        • AsterperiousMargery Worrick, Thu Jun 12 18:30
          Hi there, It sure sounds like the book. Could you give me you email address and in the meantime I'll talk to my Dad? Thanks so much Margery
          • Who's WhoBill Gray, Fri Jun 13 10:29
            By the way, I looked through the pamphlet and found a "Ross, Harold E., S/Sgt, State College" listed in Pennsylvania under Asterperious Is that your father? This is the reported address of record at... more
            • AsperperiousMargery Worrick, Fri Jun 13 16:57
              Hi, Yes, that's by Dad. He seems to remember a William Gray in his group. Would that be you?? Watch you email for my address... Thanks so much!! Margery
              • Harold RossBob Tupa, Sat Jun 14 22:35
                Harold E Ross, S/Sgt serial number 33568927 319th His crew was credited with downing 4 Japanese planes according to general order 166 dated Oct 19, 1945
                • Re: Harold RossMargery Worrick, Mon Jun 16 07:19
                  Hi, Thanks for the information. Margery
              • Asterperious bookBill Gray, Sat Jun 14 08:07
                It's Sat, 9 AM. Don't see your message with the address. Careful to use an underscore in my address (wcgray_va@yahoo.com). I am Bill Gray Jr. Just a lad of 21 (plus 40 years of experience). My Dad... more
          • Asterperious bookBill Gray, Fri Jun 13 10:14
            I am at wcgray_va@yahoo.com I will photograph some key pages and send them by snail mail to help you decide. I do not want to open the book up wide to photo copy because that could damage it. By the... more
            • asterperious book Keith M. Nichols, Mon Dec 13 06:10
              Hello my name is Keith M. Nichols, my grandfather Keith F. Nichols was a gunner on the asterperious special and I would like copies of any and all information anybody may have on the crew his friends ... more
            • 90th bomb group 319th 1943-44Adam Royer, Sun Aug 10 22:55
              My grandfather was Gerald E Roehning who was a bomber for John Farrell in the 319th. I was hoping you had information about him his missions what B-24's he flew etc. A copy of the pamphlet would be... more
              • AsterperiousDonna Lee Gulley, Fri Jan 3 23:13
                Donald R. Nay was a navigator (Ready Willing and Able) - between bombing missions, he edited and made layouts for this book. I have donated his copy and other memorabilia to the Pritzker Military... more
              • asterperiousBill Gray, Thu Aug 14 22:57
                I am in the early process of making a digital copy of the Asterperious book. The second copy I had I gave to what turned out to be a crewmate of my dad. But, I will be taking photos of each page and... more
                • Asterperiousbill mccord, Thu Jan 19 22:20
                  Bill Gray, I'm interested in finding the digitized Asterperious unit history published in 1944. My uncle was KIA in 1943 as the pilot of B-24 Sad Sack. Sole fatality on flight. He is in the book... more
                  • 1943cindy shivers, Thu Jan 19 23:36
                    Hope you find what you are looking for....
    • Asterperious BookGeorge Sparks, Fri Jun 6 03:33
      My Uncle George Sparks was in the squadron. He was the Bombadier on Yankee Doodle Dandy which was shot down in April of 1944. I would be interested in purchasing the book if you have one available.
      • Yankee Doodle DandyHarold Lincoln, Sat Jun 12 23:37
        Hi George, My name is Harold Lincoln and my father was one of the first crew members of the Yankee Doodle Dandy. My father was S/SGT Harold J. Lincoln and was a waist gunner. My dad told me that he... more
        • Re: Yankee Doodle DandyAnonymous, Sun Jun 13 07:32
          Hi Harold Thanks for the note its amazing to still get details on an event that happened so long ago. George Sparks
      • Asterperious bookBill Gray, Sun Jun 15 12:32
        I am sorry but the original response led to a living crewmate of my father who lost his copy. I am giving the book to him. Hope you understand. I have a fine digital camera and can take hand held... more
    • Asterperious Special BookMargery Worrick, Wed Jun 4 21:34
      Hi, Thanks for getting back to me.. My Dad: Harold E. Ross should be in that book. I wanted to buy this book for sometime. 1st are you selling the books and how much. My Dad and I just are together... more
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