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Message No. 784
Author: earl hainline
Subject: april 12,1944
Date: Thu Jun 14, 2007 07:25

are there any crew members still with us that remember flying this mission.i know that they took off on a heading of 300 degrees and the target was hollandia.i am still doing research for a friend whose relative went down on yankee doodle dandy.what i am looking for is your flight path,when you ran in to any flak,was there a fighter excort(as there were victories by p-38s that fell in the area of hollandia aerodrome and lake sentani)a taxi sequence sheet for the mission (i realize that there wasn't a whole lot of paperwork kept....however this was after JANUARY 1944)were the 3 aerodromes(cyclops,sentani,hollandia)your targets,i am i correct in saying the jap fighters didn't make any attacks till around 1100hrs as that is whenyyd was shotdown.any help would be great .....earl
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    • Yankee Doodle DandyBob Tupa, Mon Jul 23 17:45
      Earl, I just scanned a picture of YDD with a crew gathered outside either coming or going. You might be able to recognize the crew. Email me directly and I will send it to you. Bob Tupa
    • Yankee Doodle DandyRobin Johnson, Fri Jun 15 11:13
      Please let me know what you find out. My wife's father was the pilot of the plane, Lt. Howard Golden.
      • howard goldenearl hainline, Sat Jun 16 11:45
        i have talked some in the past to you,it's good to hear from you again!maybe you can help me as well.....your wife can optain her father'sIDPF (individual deceased personnel file)go to the... more
        • Howard GoldenRobin Johnson, Fri Jun 29 14:36
          Thank you fo rthe information on Howard Golden and Earl Butterfield. We did get the pictures you were so kind to send. Ruth Noble Golden says she went to Idaho (perhaps Montana) with her mother,... more
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