Sunday, July 19, 2009

1942 Home on Furlough - Gaylord Betcher WW II Searchlight Team

Here is a photo of Gaylord in 1942 at age 24 when he came home for his parents 25th anniversary in Mezeppa. Last Monday, I went with Gaylords nephew, Gary Engler to visit his 91 yr old uncle, first in Rochester at the senior home where he lives, then driving out to his farm house in rural Mezeppa. Here is where we worked to scan and build up a photo collection for a power point to support his story, from training in the US to years in Africa, Italy, France and Germany from 1942 through 1945. This is the same hat Gay is wearing in the photo I took below on Monday.

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