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Posted: 10/24/2016 1:59:55 AM EDT
https://imgur.com/gallery/uOcEk

GFs Grandfather, we do not have much knowledge about him and i know this pic is black and white but some of those things on his chest must be readable.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:09:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2016 2:10:52 AM EDT by KennyW1983]
I'm no expert but he has Air Force command pilot wings, he is a major or LT colonel, the top right ribbon looks like a bronze star, and he has WWII and Korea campaign ribbons.

I'm sure someone who knows better than me will be along.

*not a military guy, but a student of history and general useless knowledge
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:13:33 AM EDT
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Same as above, command pilot, major or LTC.

Here is a link to a site with a breakdown of awards that may help.
http://usafflagranks.com/edward_h_underhill.html
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:18:03 AM EDT
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Can you tell us his full name?

IIRC, there's a Colonel Warner A. Britton that was awarded an Air Force Cross during Vietnam. Specifically the Son Tay Raid.

http://www.pbyrescue.com/Crewmembers/britton.htm
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:23:46 AM EDT
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Can you tell us his full name?

IIRC, there's a Colonel Warner A. Britton that was awarded an Air Force Cross during Vietnam. Specifically the Son Tay Raid.
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It's very possible that's him. pretty cool.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:24:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:25:55 AM EDT
Maybe? I'm on my crap phone, so I can't tell if the pics are of the same guy.

http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=434
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:30:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Moose:
Can you tell us his full name?

IIRC, there's a Colonel Warner A. Britton that was awarded an Air Force Cross during Vietnam. Specifically the Son Tay Raid.

http://www.pbyrescue.com/Crewmembers/britton.htm
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Robert Britton
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Link Posted: 10/24/2016 2:34:43 AM EDT
Yeah, I got to a PC to compare the pics. Not the same guy.
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Yeah, I got to a PC to compare the pics. Not the same guy.
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Not him, his name was Robert. Thanks for the info everyone. And i do have to post a couple pics of my grandpa from Korea..


https://i.imgur.com/LMv4Qnv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bOxUFcO.jpg
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 1:53:39 PM EDT
Little more info. He flew B17s
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Little more info. He flew B17s
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Sure it was B-17s?

'Cause I found a Robert Britton who flew B-29s with the 468th Bombardment Group (VH) in the Pacific, though he was a Captain at the time of his 35th mission.
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Sure it was B-17s?

'Cause I found a Robert Britton who flew B-29s with the 468th Bombardment Group (VH) in the Pacific, though he was a Captain at the time of his 35th mission.
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Originally Posted By FullAccess:
Little more info. He flew B17s


Sure it was B-17s?

'Cause I found a Robert Britton who flew B-29s with the 468th Bombardment Group (VH) in the Pacific, though he was a Captain at the time of his 35th mission.


Not positive on that, just from what her father says.
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Not him, his name was Robert. Thanks for the info everyone. And i do have to post a couple pics of my grandpa from Korea..


https://i.imgur.com/LMv4Qnv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bOxUFcO.jpg
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Originally Posted By Moose:.
Yeah, I got to a PC to compare the pics. Not the same guy.


Not him, his name was Robert. Thanks for the info everyone. And i do have to post a couple pics of my grandpa from Korea..


https://i.imgur.com/LMv4Qnv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bOxUFcO.jpg


Your grandfather was Kevin Costner?


Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:01:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:


Sure it was B-17s?

'Cause I found a Robert Britton who flew B-29s with the 468th Bombardment Group (VH) in the Pacific, though he was a Captain at the time of his 35th mission.
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Originally Posted By FullAccess:
Little more info. He flew B17s


Sure it was B-17s?

'Cause I found a Robert Britton who flew B-29s with the 468th Bombardment Group (VH) in the Pacific, though he was a Captain at the time of his 35th mission.



Cool, my great uncle was in the 468th, B-29 Postville Express, see my avatar, he was the radar officer. They were the first B-29 to drop bombs on japan from what info I've read.

Not trying to hijack thread though OP.
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Cool, my great uncle was in the 468th, B-29 Postville Express, see my avatar, he was the radar officer. They were the first B-29 to drop bombs on japan from what info I've read.

Not trying to hijack thread though OP.
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Originally Posted By kris55:
Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Originally Posted By FullAccess:
Little more info. He flew B17s


Sure it was B-17s?

'Cause I found a Robert Britton who flew B-29s with the 468th Bombardment Group (VH) in the Pacific, though he was a Captain at the time of his 35th mission.



Cool, my great uncle was in the 468th, B-29 Postville Express, see my avatar, he was the radar officer. They were the first B-29 to drop bombs on japan from what info I've read.

Not trying to hijack thread though OP.


Hijack all you want. This stuff is really interesting.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:06:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KennyW1983:
I'm no expert but he has Air Force command pilot wings, he is a major or LT colonel, the top right ribbon looks like a bronze star, and he has WWII and Korea campaign ribbons.

I'm sure someone who knows better than me will be along.

*not a military guy, but a student of history and general useless knowledge
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Pacific theater WW2
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:22:15 PM EDT
Little tid bit but the US Air Force, at that time the US Army Air Corp, had the second highest casualties of any branch of service. Second only to the Army itself.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:23:44 PM EDT
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Here's a little something about him I've found so far, if the Robert listed is actually him.

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=CNVK56kH8hI%3d&tabid=96&mid=494

ETA- Pics of him in above link sure look like a younger version of the one you posted above.

From this website

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:30:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kris55:
Here's a little something about him I've found so far, if the Robert listed is actually him.

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=CNVK56kH8hI%3d&tabid=96&mid=494

ETA- Pics of him in above link sure look like a younger version of the one you posted above.

From this website

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/
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Yep that's him. She has seen the first picture before.
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Yep that's him. She has seen the first picture before.
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Originally Posted By FullAccess:
Originally Posted By kris55:
Here's a little something about him I've found so far, if the Robert listed is actually him.

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=CNVK56kH8hI%3d&tabid=96&mid=494

ETA- Pics of him in above link sure look like a younger version of the one you posted above.

From this website

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/


Yep that's him. She has seen the first picture before.



Cool, looks like him and my great uncle were both in the 794th at some point then, maybe the same time even, not sure, my uncle's plane ended up getting shot down, him and a couple others survived and were Japanese POW's, the others were casualties. That's about all I can find on google right now, if you ever find the plane's name of his or anything like that try to google that also, never know what might come up.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:42:06 PM EDT
They flew these as well as a C109 hauling gas for awhile. From the link you posted. Cool stuff thanks for the info.

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Link Posted: 10/24/2016 6:10:38 PM EDT
https://www.archives.gov/veterans

Have the NOK fill out the form and request any and all records available. If he is deceased then a spouse or child can submit the form. There is a pretty good chance his records burned in the fire but maybe you'll get lucky.
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Cool, looks like him and my great uncle were both in the 794th at some point then, maybe the same time even, not sure, my uncle's plane ended up getting shot down, him and a couple others survived and were Japanese POW's, the others were casualties. That's about all I can find on google right now, if you ever find the plane's name of his or anything like that try to google that also, never know what might come up.
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Originally Posted By FullAccess:
Originally Posted By kris55:
Here's a little something about him I've found so far, if the Robert listed is actually him.

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=CNVK56kH8hI%3d&tabid=96&mid=494

ETA- Pics of him in above link sure look like a younger version of the one you posted above.

From this website

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/


Yep that's him. She has seen the first picture before.



Cool, looks like him and my great uncle were both in the 794th at some point then, maybe the same time even, not sure, my uncle's plane ended up getting shot down, him and a couple others survived and were Japanese POW's, the others were casualties. That's about all I can find on google right now, if you ever find the plane's name of his or anything like that try to google that also, never know what might come up.


Any websites like this that would have details of Korea?
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Any websites like this that would have details of Korea?
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Originally Posted By kris55:
Originally Posted By FullAccess:
Originally Posted By kris55:
Here's a little something about him I've found so far, if the Robert listed is actually him.

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=CNVK56kH8hI%3d&tabid=96&mid=494

ETA- Pics of him in above link sure look like a younger version of the one you posted above.

From this website

http://www.468thbombgroup.org/


Yep that's him. She has seen the first picture before.



Cool, looks like him and my great uncle were both in the 794th at some point then, maybe the same time even, not sure, my uncle's plane ended up getting shot down, him and a couple others survived and were Japanese POW's, the others were casualties. That's about all I can find on google right now, if you ever find the plane's name of his or anything like that try to google that also, never know what might come up.


Any websites like this that would have details of Korea?


That I wouldn't know, I've only looked at the one above, never dove much further into things than that. I may have to now though.
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