WWII pilot to search German cellar for lost wings

Sep 4, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

Sixty-five-years ago, 1st Lt. Bernerd Harding huddled in a cellar with a few other airmen captured by German farmers and buried his pilot's wings, fearful he'd be beaten or shot as an American bomber pilot.

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Halito

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Is that like burying money so non-profits won't seize it all?
Halito

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Or looking to go back to nature or the beginning principals? Or the First love...
Halito

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A navigator that cannot find his wings?
Halito

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TOOK THE WORDS

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What an exciting and historically intriguing story.

I so hope they'll succeed in their mission, and that there will be a detailed follow-up story to let us know.
Angry Young American

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It's more like looking for your Thorazine in the medicine cabinet, which you should have done before sitting down to the computer.
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Halito wrote:
Is that like burying money so non-profits won't seize it all?
Obviously you have never served in the armed forces.
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Halito wrote:
Or looking to go back to nature or the beginning principals? Or the First love...
obviously you have never served in the armed forces.
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Halito wrote:
A navigator that cannot find his wings?
I just realized you are the same idiot. Thank veterans for what you have.
John

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Angry Young American wrote:
It's more like looking for your Thorazine in the medicine cabinet, which you should have done before sitting down to the computer.
Well angry young American, thank a veteran for what you have.
CHECK SIX

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Great Story......A Warrior From the Greatest Generation....Pilot Wings are an achievement in life...and over the years its value and meaning more so.It is a quite tribute to so many lost Wings in that Dam War.....More than One hundred Thousand of airman perished then.Not many airman left.
Hope he finds them,and himself!
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God Bless our service men who fought so bravely so that people have the freedom to say ridiculous things. I'm sure those people who wrote the unthoughtful remarks are only doing so in jest. And, like those that wrote positive words, are hoping that this gentleman finds his wings which he treasures so very much. Good luck to you in your search!!
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John wrote:
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Well angry young American, thank a veteran for what you have.
Thank you Pop (Army), Uncle Reuben (Army), and Uncle Tubby (Marines)for making sure I only had to learn to speak German if I felt like it. My remark was directed towards the person who posted the first two rather bizarre comments.
GAR--142

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Good luck on your search Lt.Harding, sir. Safe flying.

Since: Jan 09

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Sep 5, 2009
 
I spotted this link on another forum,it's fairly old though but very interesting,whether it's true,now that's a different matter altogether.

http://american_almanac.tripod .com/naziroot.htm#Return%20to% 20Top

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Sep 5, 2009
 
Oops,try this link,sorry.

http://american_almanac.tripod .com/naziroot.htm
GetKRAUTorgetOUT

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Sep 6, 2009
 
well he wouldn't have had to fear bbeing beaten or killed. The Germans tended to show more respect to other whites, especially Americans. Didn't anyone ever watch hogans heroes? Lol
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Sep 6, 2009
 
Wait a sec. I just saw that they were captured by farmers. Farmers?! Are these german farmers really good enough to catch a fully trained fighting pilot? Lol

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GetKRAUTorgetOUT wrote:
well he wouldn't have had to fear bbeing beaten or killed. The Germans tended to show more respect to other whites, especially Americans. Didn't anyone ever watch hogans heroes? Lol
Beejesus,the drinks in Hamburg must be very strong indeed.

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Sep 6, 2009
 
Mmm,a traitor in our midst indeed.

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