Re:501st Sqaudron/345th Bomb Group onformation
Hello, My name is Greg Perkins, My dad was Morris Perkins, a Navigator on a B-25 during 1945. He has passed on but he has an album with various foreign currency that were signed by fellow aviators. Apparently a common practice during the war. I found Mr. Kraushaar's name on a Japanese one pound currency. Apparently Herbert and my dad crossed paths during the war......probably signed these bills when they were having a beer or other drink. I have looked up some of the other names on these different currencies and found that some of these guys lived pretty interesting lives after the war.
My dad was shot down on his first mission, Mar 1945 and was rescued by a submarine under fire from Japanese Zeros off the mainland of Hainan China.....he ended up flying another 16 missions before the war ended.
Should you like to visit some time I can be reached at 316-775-2848. I can't tell you anything about Mr. Krausharr but I am sure it was interesting since my dad was such a great story teller.