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
Messages without an email address will hopefully contain the address once permission to post it is received.
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
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:
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.
E. Switzer, killed in Operation Varsity held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant when he
was killed. Great site!
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.
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