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Tail Gunner’s Daughter: Chapter 3, Part 1

“Anything that hurts that much can’t possibly be fun.”  Ursula Dewey on snow skiing. When I was eight Dad decided we should all learn to snow ski. He enrolled us in ski classes at Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade mountain … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: A Memoir

Chapter Two – Part One It was one of the last Transatlantic crossings she would make, and it was my first. With the revenue from selling more lake lots, in the summer of 1967 Mom and Dad took our family … Continue reading

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The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: A Memoir

Growing up with a B-17 tail gunner father and an opinionated mother with a firm stance and a warm heart. Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 4

I’m watching Dad’s energy and physique fade. He’s a man of the greatest generation. With the movie “Unbroken” coming out based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, it’s no wonder this generation of men are rightly cherished. And they are … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 3

It’s hard to believe my father was ever 19-years-old, especially sitting in a tail gun turret shooting .50 caliber machine guns at approaching enemy aircraft. I have a hunch a lot of people my age are thinking the same thing … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale . . . continued

N. K. Dewey’s “Daily Scedual” continues with entries about his life as a B-17 tail gunner over Germany. Grammar and spelling are unchanged. 28-29-30 Nov. Havent done much these past three days – Some of the rest of the crew went … Continue reading

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