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Old 09-22-2009, 01:19 PM
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K T Blake w/Joe Foss; Henderson Field

Not sure if this is the correct format to add this information, but I'll give it a WAG. My oldman served in the USMC from 1942/46 and 1952/1960. He was a Corsair mechanic and Rifleman.

During his duty at Henderson field he served under Major Joseph (Smokey) Foss who (believe it or not) became good friends with me after meeting and getting to know him at a welcome home ceremony after Desert Storm in 1991 in Rapid City, SD. Dad and he sat and drank until the wee hours regaling their exploits and misadventures at Guadalcanal, "I'm very serious when I say this..."

Here are a couple of photos from his service fighting the Japs on/at Henderson Field...

Here are some pictures from his tour of duty at Henderson Field.

Local Islanders who would bring back Japanese heads for a gallon of fruit cocktail.

Dad was a Corsair mechanic.

More Henderson Field Pics.

A few pilots.

More FlyBoys

Joe Foss is at the 2:00 position.

At the club, LOL

The oldman, Damn I miss him...

'Thank You' for this site for it brings back important memories about whence the children of the Greatest Generation came...

God Bless
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:20 AM
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Wish I had seen this many years ago!

Hey Ben,

Per chance if you see this message please contact me. I'd like to hear more about your Dad and his years with 115, especially the Joe Foss connection.

Thanks for the great pictures.

Van McCarty
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