In Reply to: Re: Memorial Day posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on May 28, 2019 at 04:54:23:
When I was growing up in Modesto, Ca, in the central valley, the Volkswagon dealer was a guy named Deet Eichel. He had a big photo of an ME109 banking through the sky in his office. He had been a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and it was said that occasionally at business get togethers in town that he would get a few drinks into him and tell everyone how many Allied aircraft he had personally downed over France and Germany. Still he was a pretty popular guy and well regarded.