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essay from the 74th TCS Reunion
2001 held at Elk Grove Village, IL in October.
As a result of my interest
in the history of the 434th, particularly during World War II,
I have had the opportunity to make many new friends and to learn
much. The internet has enabled me to make contact with many people
around the world. One such person is Gordon Timmins who lives
very close to Aldermaston, England, the the RAF base that was
home of the 434th Troop Carrier Group during WW II. Gordon has
spent over ten years gathering historical information about the
434th at Aldermaston. He was made an Honorary Member of the 74th
TCS six years ago.
Of the four troop carrier squadrons
of the 434th TCG, apparently the 74th is the only squadron that
holds regularly scheduled reunions. I was invited to attend the
74th TCS reunion in Elk Grove Village, IL on October 3 - 6, 2001.
It was a very rewarding experience to meet the men and women
of "The Greatest Generation". They are truly a very
proud, sincere, and patriotic group of Americans that we are
indebted to for the freedom we enjoy today.
My goal is to add more historical
information about all four troop carrier squadrons to this web
site. To accomplish this goal, I encourage any member of the
71st, 72nd, 73rd, or 74th Troop Carrier Squadron to consider
offering historical information for possible posting on this
website. This could include photographs, documents, facts and
figures, memoirs, and anecdotes - anything that will preserve
the history of the squadrons of the 434th TCG. If you have something
to offer, please email the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Regards, Jim Alvis