Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Thing I Did Not Know This Morning

Tom Landry flew B-17s in Europe.

Landry earned his wings and a commission as a 2nd lieutenant at Lubbock Army Air Field and was assigned to the 493rd Bomb Group at RAF Debach, England, as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber co-pilot in the 860th Bomb Squadron. From November 1944 to April 1945 he completed a combat tour of 30 missions and surviving a crash landing in Belgium after his bomber ran out of fuel.

Via tonight's episode of King Of The Hill
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