Russell V Ayers (Bud)
I am looking for anyone who might have flown with my dad (Bud Ayers) towards the end of the war, 96th BG, 337th squadron. His first flight was on December 24, 1044 and he flew 35 missions because it was at the end of the war, and these were called saturation missions, I believe. He was slightly older (about 27) was stationed at Snetterton. Would love to hear from any of those who flew with him. He and his crew fortunately were not injured during their missions. My dad hailed from Illinois, eventually was stationed in Texas, Randolph AFB after the war ended; he was training Chinese pilots how to fly. He was killed on a routine flight home during a family energency at the tender age of 29, after surviving all those missions overseas. My mother was pregnant with my sister and me (I have older twin sisters as well), but Julie and I never knew him. Am trying to connect with anyone who might have known or flown with him. Since the military records were destroyed by fire in St. Louis in the mid 1970's there is not much out there to help me. I do have hs flight records, but that is about all. Any advice where else I could look?
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