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An L-5 pilot in the news!

It appears that some of the Air Commandos of WWII fame in the CBI recently had a gathering. The news stories refer to a WWII L-5 pilot Senior Master Sgt. William Cartwright as having been in attendance. https://www.hurlburt.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1776498/air-commandos-gather-for-75th-anniversary-of-operation-thursday/ https://www.crestviewbulletin.com/news/20190305/ceremony-honors-air-commando-pioneers If … Continue reading

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Off-site Liaison article link

There’s a lot of good material out on the internet if you know where to look. Here is a link to read or download an article published in the 1990s in US Army History for free: Eyes in the Sky: … Continue reading

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Liaison Pilot Profile: Maj. John T Walker

Lt. Col. John Thornton WalkerPersonal pilot for Gen. Mark ClarkArticle by Ryan Short While searching for Liaison Pilot information online recently, and L-5 pilots in specific, I came across information about Lt. Col. Walker, who served in the Italian Theater … Continue reading

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Bill Stratton – take one.

I’ll have more to write about Bill Stratton later on, but today’s blog post is the result of an email I got reminding me about an obituary I left a comment on years ago. Here’s a link to the obituary: … Continue reading

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Liaison Pilot Profile: Lindsey Sammons (Ret.)

Mr. Lindsey Sammons (Ret.)L-bird pilot in the South Pacific One of our L-birds researchers interviewed WWII liaison pilot Lindsey Sammons before he passed away in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Sammons grew up in rural Kentucky. His father died when he … Continue reading

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