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Date Posted: 16:15:11 03/03/17 Fri
Author: Tracy Goodrich
Subject: Re: 11th Combat Cargo Squadron - March 4, 1945
In reply to: Tracy Goodrich 's message, "Re: 11th Combat Cargo Squadron - March 4, 1945" on 16:10:47 03/03/17 Fri

>I don't know whether anyone is monitoring these
>messages anymore ... but I just found this site. I am
>responding to an archived message about a nurse,
>Kathryn McCarthy, who died on a flight in India during
>WWII. My father, Elmer E. "Red" Goodrich, was in this
>squadron and told many stories about flying C47s in
>the CBI during WWII. He died in 2001, but I still have
>pictures of some of his buddies from the time ...
>including one that has Mandoukus and Loucks in it, who
>were mentioned in the message or replies as well (his
>spelling of the names). He was a 2nd Lt. in the war
>and always told the story of being given the option of
>coming home a month early or staying and making
>Captain. He chose to come home, and shortly after he
>said a lot of his buddies were on a flight to pick up
>nurses for a dance and the plane crashed, killing
>them. He said if he had stayed that extra month, he
>might have been on that plane and crashed with them.
>This may have been the flight he was talking about.

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