UPL 16632


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Myles E Coolidge, 1996, Rantoul, Illinois, stands next to the Colling's Foundation B-24, liveried as the "All American" at the time. Myles flew B-24s with the 467th BG in Rackheath, England, in 1944. Later the B24 pictures was repainted, liveried as "Witchcraft", a B24 that flew in the 467th BG.


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 791st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot


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My 20th High School Reunion was in 1996, and when I arrived in Rantoul to attend the reunion, saw on the local newspaper that the Colling's Foundation's B-24 and B-17 were going to be in town at the same time. My dad, Myles E Coolidge, and I went to see the B-24, and were allowed to sit in the cockpit. It was one of the only times I ever remember seeing my dad visibly shaking, overcome by the memories re-awakened by being in the cockpit of a B-24 again, memories of Aug 13th, 1944, when his B-24 was hit on a bombing mission, and he miraculously survived.