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Re: War time buddies
B-29s flew out of Kadena,Naha AB was the home of the 51st FIW.
les A LongAgo Airman
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Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: War time buddies
> In a message dated 5/29/02 1:54:33 PM, email@example.com writes:
> << Beth, I think all the services used the rotation system. I know the
> did. I came home on "points" in 1952.
> Hi Beth-
> At times the Air Force did not. During the early part of the war we
> so short of everything, including air crews, that guys had to fly for the
> duration. I had friends flying combat in B-29s out of Naha and there was
> rotation. It got so bad that some crews would return from a mission and
> in another plane to fly another mission. Some of the guys wrote to their
> congressmen back home to see if they could get some kind of relief.
> I know the army and marines were so short of platoon leaders that it
> crisis. Of course platoon leaders didn't live long enough to rotate.