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Message No. 249
Subject: about combat records
Date: Sun Jan 18, 2004 03:08

Hi Tony:
It took 57 years for my father to receive another Silver Star thats how carefully records were kept, misplaced and lost. The last silver star was for assisting in the repair of the EAGLE BEAVER during flight saving the plane and crew. A few years ago, my mother started insisting that dad speak about the war and answer questions. Before like most of the WW2 survivors, he would not talk about it because in his words "all of my good friends were killed". Sadly, there have been children and grandchildren of deceased airmen contact my father for ANY information on their loved one that they never knew because they were killed in the war. My parents are going to send me clippings from newspapers about the war. But my mother did a bad thing...she burned all her letters from Dad to her because she said they were personal (but they included talk of the war too). She didnt want people reading her mail after she died. They were not married until after the war. Im not sure if the letters he wrote to his mother still exist. I saw them when I was young and they were quite detailed about the war environment.
Message No. 249 ▷ Parent Message No. 249 ▷ Grandparent Message No. 177
  • B-24D Double TroubleTony, Fri Jan 16 23:05
    Joyce: I want to first thank your father Joseph F. Broschart for his service to our country, and to wish him well in all his activities. I wrote to Col. Charles P. Whitlock, USAF Ret. (the pilot),... more
    • about combat records — joyce falba, Sun Jan 18 03:08
      • combat records, Double TroubleTony, Tue Jan 20 13:27
        Hello Joyce: I am glad that your father Joseph finally received his richly deserved medal - sometimes they given out far too late. If I may impose upon your's and Joseph's good will, I want ask... more
        • more info DOUBLE TROUBLE ....part 2.joyce falba, Tue Jan 20 14:43
          Hi Tony, No problem with the questions. I just wish my dad would use a computer because he would enjoy this site. My nephew did show him his picture and the EAGER BEAVER photos on this site. BTW, if... more
          • Bombs Kept Aboard?, etc.Tony, Wed Jan 21 09:40
            Good morning Joyce and Joseph: I want to double check that the 8,000 lb. of bombs were kept aboard the Double Trouble: this would be a heavy burden to a damaged aircraft flying on three engines. Was... more
            • DOUBLE TROUBLE..part 3joyce falba, Wed Jan 21 10:36
              Hi Tony, Joe said that after the one engine totally failed on the way back the bombs were salvoed but never during the attack. I mentioned about Whitlock writing his memoirs with his dgt's help...he... more
    • details on DOUBLE TROUBLE missionjoyce falba, Sat Jan 17 06:34
      Hi Tony, I was able to get your questions answered this AM. The plane was alone flying reconnaisse(sp?). They had bombs on board but didnt drop them that day on a Japanese ship. No one was injured or ... more
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