Military Service – VTMB-242

Byron’s Flight Crew Ernest Linsmaier Reunites in Memories

Byron's Flight Crew Ernest Linsmaier Reunites in Memories

Hi. My name is Kris Fager and I am conveying this message on behalf of my father, Ernest Linsmaier. His comments follow. I am sorry to hear about Byron’s passing. I am Ernest Linsmaier, a retired schoolteacher of 35 years. I was active in local politics, having

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Leatherneck WWII Awards ~ 50 Years Late

Leatherneck WWII Awards ~ 50 Years Late

Byron Receives his Distinguished Flying Cross almost 50 years late, at a special ceremony in 1993.

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VMTB 242 Bugs Bunny Squadron Patch

VMTB 242 Bugs Bunny Squadron Patch

I forget who came up with the idea.  One night over a few drinks at the Officers’ Club, a few of us decided that Bugs Bunny had the makings of a gutsy and appropriate squadron insignia for VMTB-242. Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, the legendary Warner Bros.

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