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Message No. 284
Author: joyce falba
Subject: news article on Rabaul attack
Date: Sun Feb 15, 2004 15:49

Im typing this from an old news article..no date.

about my father, he's still living.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Broschart on Bomber Which Helped Wreck Jap Base.
Among those who participated in this week's devastating raid on the great Jap base at Rabaul, New Guinea, and on the same plane which carried Peter Hemery,International News Service Staff Correspondent was Staff Sgt. Joseph Broschart, engineer of the bomber, commanded by Major Charles Whitlock, of New Brunswick, N.J., the correspondent mentions in a dispatch today.
Their B-24 bomber, the "Eager Beaver", oldest B-24 in that South Pacific area, had most of its original crew, which has been carried by it throughout the war, and has won its members countless decorations for its exploits.
According to Hemery, planes dotted the sky as far as the eye could see, and when they arrived over their target, it was impossible to see their own bombs burst, they were able to observe those of the ships following them. Rabaul's buildings burst red amid the jungle green, while shipping which appeared microscopic, became enveloped in a mass of flame.
Once clear of the target, the "Eager Beaver" dived for speed, and simultaneously the plane shook with the chattering concussion of the bomber's guns as Zero's viciously attacked but failed to make a hit, Hemery reported on his return.
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  • 90th Bomb Group InfoTSgt Alan Landers, 90 Space Wing Historian, Wed Jan 7 13:23
    Looking for any information on the 90th Bomb Group. Particularly about the news article pertaining to Sgt George Ackworth in the documents section of this website. Great Website lots of wonderful... more
    • news article on Rabaul attack — joyce falba, Sun Feb 15 15:49
      • newspaper articleBonnie Dilworth, Sun Feb 15 23:55
        Joyce, Would it be possible to obtain a copy of the newspaper article you referred to? I will pay for your cost. Does your father know about the upcoming 90th Bomb Group Association mini reunions??... more
        • 90th Bomb GroupShelley, Tue Feb 17 14:29
          could someone please post any info they have or where we can get info on the mini reunions? Thanks
          • Mini=reunioonsjack thacker, Wed Feb 18 08:33
            Contact Robert Ford for reunion info at <rrford@hotmail.com>
          • Mini ReunionBonnie Dilworth, Tue Feb 17 15:57
            The Western Mini Reunion of the 90th Bomb Group will be held May 5-8 in Boise, ID at the Red Lion Park Center Suites. The Eastern Mini Reunion will be held in April. I can send you all of the... more
            • ReunionShelley, Tue Feb 17 16:10
              thanks Bonnie, I would assume the Western and Eastern means the west and eastern parts of the US? If so, who is hosting the eastern, and are they looking for a place to host. thanks
              • ReunionBonnie Dilworth, Tue Feb 17 16:12
                Yes, Eastern and Western refers to those particular 'halves' of the US, however, anyone wanting to attend either is more than welcome. What state are you in? Watch this site and I will find details... more
                • 90th BGShelley, Tue Feb 17 16:29
                  I am in Virginia, you and your husband helped me with info on my family member, Calvin C. Davis, he was with the 400th...I will watch for the updates.
        • news articlejoyce falba, Tue Feb 17 06:02
          I know my Dad is planning on the Washington DC trip to the dedication with my nephews taking him. I dont think he is aware of the mini-reunions. He would be in the eastern section. He may go if... more
          • Newspaper ClippingBonnie Dilworth, Tue Feb 17 16:02
            Yes, I do understand Dads. You are fortunate to still have yours. I miss mine dad terribly. It is because of him that we Love the 90th Bomb Group Bonnie
    • MAF 90 BG WallsMSgt Greg Lloyd, Sat Feb 14 12:57
      Please see my message posted on 14 Feb about info/pics etc. I am seeking for MAF D-01.
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