Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


April 17th, 2014
Maundy Thursday

April 18th, 2014
Orthodox Good Friday

April 18th, 2014
Good Friday

April 19th, 2014
Holy Saturday

April 19th, 2014
Orthodox Holy Saturday

April 20th, 2014
Easter Sunday

April 20th, 2014
Orthodox Easter

April 21st, 2014
Patriot's Day

April 21st, 2014
San Jacinto Day

April 21st, 2014
Easter Monday

April 21st, 2014
Orthodox Easter Monday

April 22nd, 2014
Earth Day

April 22nd, 2014
Oklahoma Day

April 22nd, 2014
Last day of Passover

April 23rd, 2014
Administrative Professionals Day

April 23rd, 2014
World Book and Copyright Day

April 25th, 2014
World Malaria Day

April 25th, 2014
Arbor Day

April 26th, 2014
World Intellectual Property Day

April 27th, 2014
Yom HaShoah

April 28th, 2014
Confederate Memorial Day

April 28th, 2014
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29th, 2014
Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims

May 1st, 2014
Law Day

May 1st, 2014
National Day of Prayer

May 1st, 2014
Loyalty Day

May 3rd, 2014
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th, 2014
Rhode Island Independence Day

May 5th, 2014
Cinco de Mayo

May 6th, 2014
Yom HaAtzmaut

May 6th, 2014
Primary Election Day Indiana

May 8th, 2014
Truman Day

May 8th, 2014
Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II

May 9th, 2014
'Confederate Memorial Day' observed

May 10th, 2014
Confederate Memorial Day

May 11th, 2014
Mother's Day

May 13th, 2014
Primary Election Day West Virginia

May 14th, 2014
World Migratory Bird Day

May 15th, 2014
International Day of Families

May 15th, 2014
Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 16th, 2014
National Defense Transportation Day

May 17th, 2014
World Information Society Day

May 17th, 2014
Armed Forces Day

May 18th, 2014
Lag B'Omer

 



Search:

Wwii Letter - 2nd Enlistment B-24's - Ploesti Raid - Army Lt. Norman Whalen For Sale

Wwii Letter - 2nd Enlistment B-24's - Ploesti Raid - Army Lt. Norman Whalen


cruzin4us Store


WWII Letter - 2nd Enlistment B-24's - Ploesti Raid - Army Lt. Norman Whalen

WWIILETTER

Dated: August 3, 1944

From: Lt. Norman Matthew Whalenaka "The Baron"

To: Joseph A. Whalen (brother) aka Art

Norman was the Navigator on "Hail Columbia" flying with John "Killer" Kane in the Ploesti Oil Field Raid on August 1, 1943

Letter Content: Discussion of Desire to "Go Over Again"

Includes: 1 original letter and 1 original envelope (photographs are not included)

Condition: VGVintage Condition - Letter is very legible

***** are not included *****

The following information is from Find a Grave.com:

Following one year of college, Norman joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. Upon graduating from Navigator School in Monroe, Louisiana, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant.

Norman was assigned to the 98th Bomb Group in North Africa where he participated in numerous combat missions including Operation Tidal Wave, a low level B-24 bombing raid over Axis power oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania.

Norman was the Navigator on "Hail Columbia" flying withJohn "Killer" Kane in the Ploesti Raid

After Norman's 36th mission, he was assigned to Mountain Home Air Field, Idaho, where he trained cadets in flight navigation until September, 1944.

Because he felt compelled to return to his comrades still fighting in Europe, he requested reassignment to the 98th Bomb Group now operating from a captured airfield in Lecce, Italy.

Norman's request was approved and he flew an additional 39 bombing raids with his original unit. For his heroism in combat, Norman was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, and eleven Air Medals. Major Norman Whalen was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corps in 1946.

Norman entered seminary in Baltimore, Maryland where, in 1954, he was ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. Father Whalen faithfully served the Catholic Church in the Arizona towns of Tucson, Tombstone, Patagonia and Benson.

While working as a historian for the Diocese of Tucson in 1960, Father Whalen was instrumental in leading the preservation of the Calabazas Mission, constructed in 1756 and added to the Tumacacori National Historic Park in 1990.

Father Whalen dedicated the last half of his life to research and teaching. By mid-1960, he had earned his Master of Arts degrees in History and Anthropology. In 1971, Father Whalen completed his PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Arizona. In that same year, he accepted a professorship with Texas State University (TSU) in San Marcos, Texas. For the next three decades, Dr. Norman Whalen devoted himself to teaching about ancient cultures of the American Southwest, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Please look at all pictures carefully prior to offerding

Click on the pictures to get an enlarged view

Be sure to check my items frequently, becauseI sell anything and everything ranging from:

Antiques, Old, Vintage, Americana, Shabby Chic, Kitsch, Bakelite, Celluloid,Danish Modern, Pottery &Glass, Porcelain, Crystal, Ceramics, Collectibles, Junk Drawer, Chinese, Oriental, Asian, Photographs, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Victorian, Retro,Unknown, Unmarked, Unsigned, Signed, Weird, Architectural Hardware, European, Folk, Tole, Primitive, Dolls &Toys, Miniatures, Minis, Metal, Sterling Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Pewter,Cast Iron, Pewter, Holiday, Christmas, Pins, Pinbacks, Political, Programs &Playbills, Paper, Compacts, Rings, Pots &Planters, Music, Instruments, WWI&WWII, Cookbooks &Cook books, Misc. Items, Bottles, Advertising, Sewing &Crafts, Fountain Pens &Pencils


Please pay within 3 days of sale end. 

Method of payments accepted:  PayPal

 


If you purchase more than one sale item, I will combine items and discount shipping if sales end within a 7 day period. 

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:  I can only ship items together when feasibly possible - For example, I can't ship a glass vase with a bowling ball - Thanks!

Our primary carriers are USPS, but Fed Ex, and UPS can be substituted at our discretion. If parcel post is chosen as a shipping option, we reserve the right to use either Fedex Ground, Parcel Post or UPS Ground shipping.  All shipping prices include handling fees which covers the cost of labor and packing materials.  Shipping prices are not negotiable, so please don't ask.


All sales are considered FINAL and I only offer refunds on items that are not as described.  I do not offer refunds for buyer remorse.  





Wwii Letter - 2nd Enlistment B-24's - Ploesti Raid - Army Lt. Norman Whalen

This item has been shown 42 times.

Buy Now

Wwii Letter - 2nd Enlistment B-24's - Ploesti Raid - Army Lt. Norman Whalen:
$34




Rough Rider Mailing Case Vintage picture
Rough Rider Mailing Case Vintage


Wwii U.s. Air Force Letter + Postcard Lot (1943-1945): 53 Letters + 9 Postcards picture
Wwii U.s. Air Force Letter + Postcard Lot (1943-1945): 53 Letters + 9 Postcards


First Day Commission Cover For The U.s.s. Des Moines Ca-134 picture
First Day Commission Cover For The U.s.s. Des Moines Ca-134


Large  500 Lot Of Wwii Letters Us Army Military Maine Soldier Photo Album Too  picture
Large 500 Lot Of Wwii Letters Us Army Military Maine Soldier Photo Album Too


1944 Class 44-b Graduation Dance Invitation Pampa Army Air Field- Pampa Tx  Aaf picture
1944 Class 44-b Graduation Dance Invitation Pampa Army Air Field- Pampa Tx Aaf


1944 Military Christmas Card picture
1944 Military Christmas Card


World War 2 1944 269 Th Engineering Battalion Dance Card picture
World War 2 1944 269 Th Engineering Battalion Dance Card


Vintage Falcon Red/white/blue V For Victory Mechanical Pencil Ww Ii picture
Vintage Falcon Red/white/blue V For Victory Mechanical Pencil Ww Ii


Unopened Old Vintage 1944 Navy Ww Letter Mail Wife Farragut Naval Training Idaho picture
Unopened Old Vintage 1944 Navy Ww Letter Mail Wife Farragut Naval Training Idaho


Wwii 652 Engineer Topographic Battalion Christmas Card picture
Wwii 652 Engineer Topographic Battalion Christmas Card