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Thanks to


Me at the grave of S/Sgt Meddie BrouilletteOn this page I will thank everyone who was helping me on this research, it is amazing how many people are ready to help with pictures and stories on this crew of young men. I will thank each of them for what they did to help me. This crew is now known by much more people and that is just one of the reasons I started this research. Thanks 1000X.

Philippe Vanderdonckt from Ronse Belgium (Europe)

- My special thanks to Beth Ciullo and her father LT Col John McCormick, an invaluable aid for information on the 449th Bomb Group and the 719th Squadron.
Lt Col John McCormick was pilot in the 719th Squadron and was also shot down on the same mission #40 in which Gilbert was killed.
- Shirley Lissard for the information and pictures of her father James O'Neal and Louis Lannon.
- Florence, Phyllis and Teresa Brouillette for the information and picture from brother Meddie Brouillette.
- Reinhard Suchsland for the help on Meddie Brouillette.
- Stacy Alley for the research and pictures on T/Sgt John W Belcher.
- Phyllis and Jim Volgares for the friendly help on T/Sgt John W Belcher.
- Luc Vervoort for helping me to start my research.
- Jeanette Herren and Dick Mansfield from the Selman Field Historical Association.
- Frans Van Humbeek from http://www.hangarflying.be
- Bob Johnson for the story on S/Sgt James O'Neal.
- Robert Malrait, cousin of Gilbert for the pictures and documents.
- Trudi Hancock Beard for the pics of Richard K Bradley (uncle of Gilbert Malrait).
- Elizabeth Dodge and her mother Ethel for the friendly help on 2LT Gilbert Malrait.
- My sons Brecht and Wouter for helping to translate to English.
- Emmanuel Papin for the help on US Army uniforms, weapons and Awards of WWII.
- Karen Moyars from "The Benton Review" for the friendly help she give.
- Don McCallum for the research on 2LT Edward O'Rourke.
- Barbara King, Reference Librarian from Port Huron Public Library.
- Dale Bennett, Sharon Sharkey, Nancy Schrott for the help on F/O William Thieme.
- Tom Rhoads, from the Fairfax Alumni Org. and the Fairfax Public Library.
- Eddy Desmet director of the Decrolyschool for his friendly cooperation.
- Annette Tisson, historian for the information on the 392th Bomb Group.
- Rick Mazurczak of Lake Tomahawk WI for the friendly help on T/Sgt Mark J Ebert.
- Robert Petrone, for taking the photographs of the WWII Memorial at Providence RI.
- John Villella and Walter Buteau from WPRI Tv for the help on 2LT Gilbert Malrait.
- Bill Jordan, for the pics of the Memorial Wall at Ironton, OH.
- Dawn Christianson, for the pics and information on her uncle Carl J Vaagen.
- Dan Melinte for the pics of the crash site of the B-24 and the Cemetery of Giurgiu.
- Jalaine Achauer for the pics of T/Sgt Mark Ebert his grave.
- Paul Klear for the pics of Sgt Guy Blakely his grave.
- Sandy Holladay for the friendly help on the search of the Sunderland family.
- Willy Malrait for taking care of the flag given to Gilbert's father on 08/20/1950.
- Bob Stephens who took the pics of the Memorial Wall and Cemetery at Fairfax, Oklahoma.
- Jan Demeulemeester who took the photos of Capt Hiero Hays grave.
- Kris King and Doerthe for the photos of the Memorial at Port Huron, MI.
- Ignace Michaux, Eddy Vercruysse, André Onijn and Patrick Aelvoet for the help on "Memorial Day at Ronse".
- William Turnbaugh and Blythe Stokes for the pics of Ingmar Hippe's grave.
- Bernard Decraene for the friendly help on my search of old newspapers of Ronse.