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Message No. 259
Subject: more info DOUBLE TROUBLE ....part 2.
Date: Tue Jan 20, 2004 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 you look under W for WHITLOCK's crew picture, Joe is the second man from the right side.
The bombs were kept on the DOUBLE TROUBLE that day. They carried (16) 500 lb bombs equals 4 tons. The altitude at attack was between 8,000-10,000 ft., they were not on O2. You are right, the zeros did not strike from the belly. They were at level or above in all directions as if they were waiting for the bomber. Dad said they passed several Jap air strips beforehand sooo they probably radioed ahead to "meet" the B-24. He said the poster was actually a full page ad out of the SATURDAY EVENING POST ( maybe Jan. 1944???) in color. He was back in the states in Texas when he saw the ad as he was flipping through the magazine. He ripped it out of the magazine. And then searched around for more magazines to rip out and save for others. As far as the DOUBLE TROUBLEs demise, he has seen a photo of a crashed "DOUBLE TROUBLE" but he said the date doesnt jive. BECAUSE he and the rest of the crew were interviewed by YANK MAGAZINE 1 to 1 1/2 months after the mission and the plane was there.
Message No. 259 ▷ Parent Message No. 259 ▷ Grandparent Message No. 177
  • 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
      • 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
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