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Cpl Martin E. McDonough
Left Gunner

The following was prepared by Martin McDonough of Crew 43 as a mailing to his friends upon leaving home for the Army in March of 1945

GREETINGS ONE AND ALL:

My invitation from my debarkation from this nation was recieved with jubilation - my transportation from this reservation to my POE station is practically in high gear - my embarkation to some island of isolation is quite an initiation and will probably merit me a citation which I can undoubtedly can do without. However, due to the situation necessitating Pacific liberation - I am off to war.

The above was written while in Topeka, KS. 1945

POEM FOR THE OCCASION

Out on the line lies a B-29
Waiting impatiently on the line
It's stocked with gas and loaded with oil
and off in the distance lies hours of toil
The crew chief says "condition fine"
Excluding 10 other men it's all mine - All mine
In months to come we'll slave and slave
And hope it won't take us to a watery grave
To far off lands away we soar
SO LONG JACKSON, WE'RE OFF TO WAR

Poem for the Occasion - was written in Sacremento, CA, where P-43 had flown after picking up their B-29 - 1945


Crew 43 - Harrisburg 1991
Harrisburg 1991 - Standing - Martin McDonough
Seated: L to R: Paul Kasmer, Glen Durkin, Jim Wilks and Tommy Mayfield

Martin T. McDonough took his Finial Flight on 12 January 2014.

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