Del Ray Echo Hawk

Pacific Paratrooper

”Ken’s Men Against the Empire, vol. I”

I acquired “Ken’s Men, Against the Empire, volume I” during this pandemic of ours and when I reached the story of Bootless Bay, I couldn’t get it out of my mind, so I decided to share it with you all.  I thank the research of Lawrence J. Hickey and the IHRA for over 373 pages of unforgettable stories, plus a sneak preview of Volume II.  I can’t praise this organization enough.  I recommend you all try at least one of their books.

Del Ray Echo Hawk

Rescue from Bootless Bay

As men fought on the ground in New Guinea, the 5th Air Force was in the sky above them.  The B-24D, the “Ben Buzzard”, 43rd Bombardment Group/64th Bombardment Squadron, with Lt. Stephen Blount as pilot, could be heard over the radio at Seven Mile Drome as they returned in violent weather over the…

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7 thoughts on “Del Ray Echo Hawk”

    1. Indeed – have experienced in small ways myself – after a turn-over accident and falling while descending an oceanside cliff.

    2. Amazing how time slows down/mind speeds up – saved my skin in the cliff fall – as I was free falling, I saw a sage bush and reached out to it to stop the fall – and so I am still here. with some scars in my armpit – grin.

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