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Message No. 987
Author: Anonymous
Subject: anybody who knows my dad
Date: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:25

My name is helen (girton) collingwood, My dad,staff sgt. Dale R Girton enlisted in Wilkes Barre PA,was then sent to Ft. Hamiton,NY-----was a gunner and radio operator on the liberator--90th group 321st squadron--pretty baby--; He had basic training(schofield B----) in field artillery in Panama 1940 then--army-air force 1940 to 1943 in port Morsby, New Guinea--they were patroling the coast there; they did come under attack( I have a message on the *B-24 crew members*section that discribes it). I can't seem to get any information on my dad---He's not even listed in "the legacy of the 90th bomber group?" I don't understand. I would love to here from anybody who new him(crew or friends)over there and tell me about him.He came back on a hospital ship-1944- from south america--arrived in New Orleans-Mar. or Apr.- 1944. He was eventually discharged at Westover Field,Mass.Oct. 7 1945( Honorably)Please contact me if you know anything
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    • Crew of "Pretty Baby"O Culver, Fri Feb 11 15:28
      Please get in touch with me. I have a photograph of a crew in front of "Pretty Baby." Perhaps one is your father?
      • Image of Pretty Babypackrat, Wed Nov 19 20:21
        I know this is an old post but if anyone has a copy of the 90th Bomb Group, 321st Squadron, B-24 Pretty Baby and crew, please send me a scan if possible. I have one showing the crew in front of Nose... more
        • B24 Pretty BabyCol Mike Monti, Sat Feb 21 11:49
          My grandfather is Paul Richmond - a crew member in a B24 called "Pretty Baby." He was in 13th Air Force. He was originally from West Virginia and passed away in 2003. I would really like to... more
        • Re: Image of Pretty BabyAnonymous, Thu Nov 20 01:13
          I don't have a photo of Pretty Baby with the crew, but I have an excellent photo of Pretty Baby in flight. Let me know if you'd like that one.
      • Crew of Pretty BabyJoan Paul Fetty, Wed Oct 16 08:52
        My father was SSgt Richard Thomas Paul, he was a mechanic and waist gunner. I believe his plane was the Pretty Baby. I have photos around here. I will have to get them out and post them soon. Perhaps ... more
      • Picture of crew/pretty babyHelen Girton Collingwood, Sat Feb 26 13:18
        Thank you for repling----I would like to see the picture--could ypou post it on my email address; I would greatly appreciate-----I'm sorry I didn't get back to you right away---I don't have a... more
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