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Comment by gene gunia on April 28, 2018 at 8:39am

Harold,yes,i was 2nd cav from basic to discharge

Comment by Harry Warner on April 27, 2018 at 1:36pm

Right you are Ernie.  Excitement awaits!  Now for a couple hog mollies and we're off and running.  

Comment by harold goldstein on April 27, 2018 at 11:43am

Ernie, I am proud that I remembered the name.  That has to be the plane.  I believe that they did not do commercial flights like TWA

Gene, were you with the 2nd when you came home?

I came home in March and went by Navy Ship.  took 2 weeks to get to Brooklyn

Comment by gene gunia on April 27, 2018 at 9:00am

ernie,harold.i flew home in july of 1959 on a military matts airliner, the equivalent of a dc6 four engine prop job by way of preswick,scotland,gander newfinland and the to mcquire in nj.  18 hours

Comment by ErnieKeel on April 27, 2018 at 7:17am

Harry, We got our man! I caught Bob Papas' interview with him (Barkely) and he sounds like a first class gentleman. 

Comment by ErnieKeel on April 27, 2018 at 7:13am

Harold that must of been some flight. Sounds like this DC-4

Comment by harold goldstein on April 26, 2018 at 9:59am

IT WAS A FOUR ENGINE PROP.  THEY DID NOT HAVE PASSENGER JETS THEN.

BUT THE RUSSIANS DID LAND A PASSENGER JET AT MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE IN 1957

Comment by harold goldstein on April 26, 2018 at 9:55am

MY IMAGINATION MIGHT BE PICTURING IT BIGGER THAN IT WAS.

THE NAME WAS 'SEABOARD AND WESTERN'

WE WERE IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY TERMINAL WAITING FOR THE BUSES TO TAKE US TO IDLE WILD AIRPORT (NOW JFK). THE SARGE GOT DRUNK AND SENT THE BUSES AWAY. WHEN THEY FINALLY PICKED US UP THEY DROVE RIGHT INTO THE HANGER NOT LETTING US SAY GOODBYE TO OUR FAMILY WAITING THERE.

THE PLANE WAS ABOUT  3  - 5 --3 SEATING WISE  MANY ROWS BACK.  DURING THE FLIGHT I REMEMBER SARGE SHAVING.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LAND IN SHANNON IRELAND BUT THE WHEELS WOULDN'T GO DOWN SO THEY WENT STRAIGHT TO FRANKFURT WHILE SOME GUYS WERE CRANKING DOWN THE WHEELS.  WE LANDED SAFELY 

Comment by ErnieKeel on April 26, 2018 at 8:48am

Harold, just curious. What kind of plane was that in 1957? Military plane?

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 25, 2018 at 9:01pm

No Harold, I came over on the ship with the troops in Feb 58

 

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