Request about RMS Queen Mary

Request from a reader…

My colleague and I are in the process of researching for a new book we are writing about RMS Queen Mary during WWII (when she was refitted as a troop ship). If you (or someone you know, whether it be a relative who has passed on) sailed aboard the QM during WWII, we are interested in finding out more for inclusion in our book.

For more information, please contact Cher & Nicole at: rmsqueenmaryresearch@gmail.com

 

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Appeal for Help.

Appeal for information

Aviation Trails

I have been contacted by a reader looking for information about an airman who served with the 352nd FG. If anyone has any information about his service post war, could they please contact my self or Jean-Pierre through the post.

Joel W. McPherson, born on March 12th, 1918 in Vance (Alabama), and was the son of Lewis Neal McPherson (1886-1965) and Kate Maye White (1892-1974). After leaving High School, he was employed as an electrician, and lived in Lakewood, county of Cuyahoga, Ohio.

He was 21 years old when the Second World War began and on January 27th, 1942, he joined the USAAF in Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio (number 15074789) for what would be the duration of the war; leaving some 6 months after the cessation of conflict.

He was posted to RAF Bodney (Station 141) and the 352nd FG HQ. As a 1st Lt. (s/n 0-732302) he flew a P-47D-11-RE ‘Thunderbolt’…

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Soviet Komets after WWII

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The Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet rocket-powered fighter was one of the Luftwaffe’s more exotic types during WWII. After the war, it was regarded as a novelty by the western Allies. Meanwhile it the Soviet Union, it was tested, studied, and eventually used as the basis for new late-1940s designs.

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(Left: A Me-163 Komet with the Luftwaffe during WWII. Right: A Me-163 Komet being tested by the Soviet air force after the war.)

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(The MiG I-270.)

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