By Ralph J Ferrusi
Thursday morning, October 14, 1943 383 8th Air Force heavy bombers—B-17’s and B-24’s—lifted off from nineteen bases in southeastern England: destination, the ball-bearing factories in Schweinfurt, in central Germany. Sixteen 305th Bomb Group, 364th Bomb Squadron B-17’s lift off the runway in Chelveston, England.
My wife Kathy’s uncle, Staff Sergeant Russell Joseph Kiggins was a tail gunner on one of the B-17’s. Schweinfurt was his sixth mission.
Schweinfurt was very heavily defended. 60 B-17’s—600 men—failed to return to England. The mission became known as Black Thursday. Thirteen of the 364th’s B-17’s never even reached Schweinfurt, lost to machine guns, cannons, and rockets fired by swarms of single- and twin-engined German fighters.
Hidden Osmotic Blisters
The owner of a bass boat was taking good care of his boat. He never considered applying epoxy barrier on the hull because he took it out of the water and kept it on the trailer after he used it.
Do You Have Insurance for Renting a Car, Moving Van or Utility Truck??
This time of year many are planning vacations to warm climates over the winter, or to see family or friends for the holidays. Or maybe you are doing some home improvements or plantings at your home and need to rent a truck from your local Home Depot or Lowe’s store to bring home your purchases.
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Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.
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Income Inequality and Its Impact on Women’s Retirement
We’ve been hearing a lot about income inequality, particularly in our current election season. This article doesn’t address any of the related social or political issues; rather, it discusses why smart financial management may be especially important for women’s retirement planning. - AFS
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Announcing The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association Hudson River Access Survey
It is clear to all fishermen that you can’t catch fish if you can’t get to the water. Over the years volumes have been written about the Public Trust Doctrine and endless fights with property owners, industries and communities to not only get to the water’s edge but also to park and to be able to spend some time fishing. Now there is something you can do about it.