TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN COMBAT GLIDER PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II

                                                         

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EMAILS AND ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CORRESPONDED REGARDING FORMER GLIDER PILOTS

 

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        This page has been set up following a number of requests for information about former Glider Pilots.  If you are searching for information about a Glider Pilot, Ground Crew, or a Glider Infantryman, hopefully some of the contacts listed here may be able to help you.  Ideally, this page will help connect people with a common interest in the history of the WWII Glider Pilots.  

 

        As we all know, the old troopers of WWII are fast fading from our midst but their history should live on.  The National WWII Glider Pilots Association, at a point that is all too close in the future, will have such a diminished membership that it could cease to exist without active participation of younger generations.  The Association has a program for associate membership, something that is appropriate for the families of the Glider Pilots and others with a strong interest in seeing awareness of their significant contribution live on.  

       

 If you would like to sign up for associate membership in the National WWII Glider Pilots Association, please see below  for more information:

 

Copied from the home page of the National World War II Glider Pilots Association: http://ww2gp.org/index.php

The National World War II Glider Pilots Association, Inc., with headquarters at 4037 Ringdove Way, Roanoke, TX 76262, is a 501(c)(19) non-profit veterans organization consisting of World War II Glider Pilot members who earned the MOS 1026 and the Glider Pilots wings. Other individuals may apply for affiliation by virtue of their interest in, contributions to, the general goals and purposes of the association. As the total Troop Carrier population has declined significantly, we have invited those former Troop Carrier Group veterans who wish to continue the fellowship of annual reunions to join with us as affiliates. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate as member of the Silent Wings Museum, print and fill out our registration form or you may contact by email George I. Theis, National Treasurer for an application or call (719) 338-6487.  Please be sure to list your mailing address.  Please be sure to list your mailing address.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Charles Day.  For a mail-in application, follow this link:  http://ww2gp.org/pdf/membershipform2013.pdf

 

 


If you would like to post a message and/or your email address on this page, please email me at this address and I will post it so you may network with other visitors with similar interests in the WWII Glider Pilots.


Messages from people who have visited the site:

 

Dear Tom,
As a follow-up to the question of Lee A. Wheelock's hometown: I have spoken with several people in Bakersfield, Vermont, who confirm that he was from there.  In fact, he is interred in the family plot with his mother and father. Further, I think that Louisville, Kentucky, was listed as his hometown because that was where his wife stayed during his time overseas.  I can state with 100% certainty that he was from Bakersfield, Vermont.

Best regards,

Brian Arnold

 

Delmar E. Switzer, killed in Operation Varsity held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant when he was killed. Great site!
Nancy Bartlett

 

 

I AM CERTAINLY INTERESTED IN YOUR PROJECT.   I FLEW A HORSA GLIDER INTO NORMANDY ON D-DAY.  MY LANDING WAS A DISASTER DUE TO OVERLOADING AND OTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.  PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.  I WAS IN THE 439 TROOP CARRIER WING ON THAT FATEFUL MORNING.

Thank you for providing this web site.  I have been searching for as much information about the Glider Pilots of WWII for awhile.  My Dad was a Glider Pilot in WWII and provided many fascinating stories.  He just passed away, and I have been reminiscing.

Hello,

I just came across your website, "A TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN COMBAT GLIDER PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II".  It's really good. My father flew a Waco Glider in Operation Varsity and was in the "The Battle of Burp Gun Corner".  He was in the 435th TC Group which provided the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment another "infantry company" to carry out their assignment after they landed. They were pilots who became infantry on landing. I guess you know the story. You probably have seen this site, but in case you haven't, it's about the Battle of Burp Gun Corner.  Operation Varsity--March 1996     

Greetings,

I am the daughter of a Glider Pilot.   My mom has recently looked into things pertaining to my dad's missions etc. during the war In the course of all of this I have been in touch with Tip and George of the Glider Pilots Association and have been thrilled to learn a number of things mom has not been able to tell us.  I am copying what I learn and find to my mom, two brothers and niece (who is currently in the Air Force.)

I came across your page and was COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY delighted by the work, the graphics, the information and so on.  I have always wanted to see in color the awards, medals and so on my dad earned (though I am a tad confused by what is on his Separation papers and those showing on your site.)  I have always wanted to learn about the missions he flew, Holland, Southern France and the Rhine Crossing and I have now learned more through your help. Your page is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!  ABSOLUTELY A DELIGHT!!!!....

....Together my brothers and I had my dad's flight book, a map that he was supposed to "eat" if he thought he would be captured (I think) and other keepsakes (some guns and other things he picked up in Germany after one of his missions.)  I don't know if any of us were smart enough to realize the immense value of having these, nor if my brothers kept what they had.  I do have my father's Service pictures :)  a treasure, I was so proud of his very handsome self in service uniform.

Well, that is all for the moment.  If you can write to me and tell me a bit about yourself, I would be delighted.  Your webpage work is wonderful, thank you so much.  I hope that this email finds you well and happy.

 

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