As a World War II veteran and Ex POW, I have strong
appreciation for those who I served
alongside and those others who
have loyally served in our armed forces
defending our country and supporting our ideals
for a better world and humanity.
The following plaque expresses those thoughts.








WOJO PERSONAL
1942 - 1946







Off We Go (Bombs Away)!
Down In Flame!
B26 MARAUDER
496th Squadron
344th Bomb Group
9th Air Force
Over France
1944




'Fortunately my parachute opened!'

SHOT DOWN STORY

Every airman who has been shot down in combat has a "Shot Down" story. They get better as they are retold and amplified through the years. My story is pretty routine and without any heroics, but if you are interested in what I remember, you may access it by clicking on the following image:



The story also is being expanded to relate my time as a POW.



MARTIN B-26 INFORMATION




An extensive photo collection of B-26 aircraft with comments has been assembled on a separate page which can be accessed by entering or clicking on the following referance page:


Interesting comments on the B-26 by General James Doolittle and numerous internet and publication sources of information on the plane are listed on a separate Reference page at:


For an outstanding life story by another B26 crewman which includes his shot down story and his prisoner of war experiences you should take the time to visit his website at http://jessharper.com or by clicking on the following image:


For some excellent photos of B26 wartime operations, visit 'ART KRAMER'S WWII PICTURES'



STALAG LUFT III
THE GREAT ESCAPE
MARCH 24/25 1944

The following sites offers background on 'The Great Escape' which took place at Stalag Luft III,
the largest of the German Prisoner Of War camps for allied airmen.


FOR OUTSTANDING PATRIOTIC MESSAGES,
visit:
Doc Gecko's site at:
http://www.geckocountry.com
or

Blue Star Mothers of America at:
http://www.bluestarmothers.org


PATRIOTIC MUSIC IN MIDI FORMAT

(Click on underlined)
You may need to use your 'go back' key to
return to this page
U. S. Anthem
Army Navy Air Force Marine Corps Hymn
Coast Guard U. S. Forces Medley Marine Corps March Battle Hymn Of Republic
Yankee Doodle America The Beautiful Battle Hymn My Country
Youre in the Army Now Washington Post March Over There National Emblem March
Rally Round The Flag Tiperary King Cotton March Lead On New America
Victory Flag Grand Old Flag When Johnny Comes Home Call of Green Beret
Reveille (Bugle Call)
Taps (Bugle Call)
Colors (Bugle Call) Call to Quarters (Bugle Call)

Patriotic Collection America Collection March


ADDITIONAL BUGLE CALL SELECTIONS

For an outstanding selection of both WAV and Midi format bugle calls go to the Frederick Military Academy Alumni page edited by Richard W. Adams at:
http://www.fma-alumni.org/bugle_calls.html



If you are a guest viewer and are having a problem with the Midi format musical background, you might try "vanBascoes Midi Player" which you can obtain (free for introductory version)
by going to: http://www.vanBasco.com


The ending of World War Two on August 10 ,1945 was triggered by the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The B-29 with the bomb took off from an air strip on the island of Tinian south of Saipan. An interesting account with photos of Tinian can be accessed by clicking on the following:





Click on the following for a tribute to a soldier:




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This page was prepared by Wojobill, Bill Whitney, as part of his personal pages, for his personal enjoyment and possible enjoyment of his visitors.

Wojobill's e-mail address is: wojobill@toandos.com

This Page was last updated 31 January, 2003.
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