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by James T. Sykes Color Movies taken by James T. Sykes, U. S. Marine Corps fighter pilot, in south pacific during World War II. and including 20 year old Wil…Video Rating: 5 / 5
Tags: 1944, Corsair, Marine, Overseas
January 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC 0)
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Great Stuff! Y’all did one hell of a job and we thank you for that!
January 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm (UTC 0)
It makes me very sad to think that many of your buddies have most likely
passed away, but quite a few who didn’t survive the war, including the guys
on the B-24 “Maiden Montana”, and then you nonchalantly mentioned the B-24
that hit the road grader. They were times that will never come this way
again. There was an innocence then, even though you guys were in the
business of killing and death. Amazing times and movies! Once again, thank
you for your service and God bless you, and America.
January 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm (UTC 0)
This is great! Thanks for the unique account of Mr Sikes experiences as a
USMC Corsair pilot in WWII. My father flew F4U Corsairs fighter planes on
during WWII with USMC Fighter Squadron VMF-121 and later VMF-122, based on
the island of Peleliu. The following linkshows pictures are of my Dad, then
LT Don Wilson, and his FG-1D on Peleliu about August 1945.
January 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm (UTC 0)
These movies are absolutely priceless. I love your commentary too. My dad,
who passed away in 1989 from cancer, joined the Navy on his 17th birthday,
November 24th, 1942. He would have loved these movies. Thank you for
posting, but especially, thank you for your valiant service and God bless
January 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm (UTC 0)
my dads uncle is bill guss at 3:07
January 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm (UTC 0)
My Dad was in VMF-212 and was a mechanic on Corsairs his name was Joe
Weddington, a baseball player.
January 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm (UTC 0)
This is great! My Dad and Jim Sikes were tent mates in VMF 223 for most of
this movie. He is the one blowing smoke bubbles in their tent. I have the
old VHS copy that I have been meaning to covert to DVD, thank you for
January 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm (UTC 0)
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