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Old 09-06-2015, 10:59 AM
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Default Ben Kuroki

Pilot during World War Two, served in Bombers both the B-17 and B-29 like my Uncle Andy. My Uncle actually mentioned him once when I asked him about his career, I was maybe 14 but an avid World War Two amateur history buff. I thought my Uncle was fibbing. I never heard of this guy! Surely he would be in a history book somewhere..


Japanese-American, he was allowed to fight in Europe flying in B-17's, he flew in my Uncles squadron and both were assigned to fly b-29s in the Pacific campaign
He had to be granted a waiver to fly against Japan. They were in different squadrons in the Pacific but both served on Tinian where they were regarded as old hands because of their B-17 exploits. In my view both were American Heros

Rest in Peace Ben.
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Old 09-06-2015, 02:33 PM
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I agree..true HEROES.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:29 PM
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We need more like them in today's world.
Too old to fight
Too slow to run
That's why I carry a big old gun.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:43 AM
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Oh, we got them, but many have recently been kicked out of the military, because this idiot President we currently have has been drawing down the military to unacceptable levels.
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is big enough to take away everything you have. –Thomas Jefferson--
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