I hope everyone has had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. There have been 2 small updates to the website today. We added another 9 photos to the Faces of the 417th Gallery. The photos were supplied by Bob Brennan’s son Mike Brennan. They have been added to the 1st gallery.
We also received a lovely email from Kevin Reeder with a special photo of a painting he received for Father’s Day. The painting is of Henry Lee Gurley’s plane. To see the photo, click here.
This is a bit unrelated to the Night Fighters, but wanted to share it anyway. As many of you may or (may not) know, I am currently living in Wellington, New Zealand.
A week ago, April 25th was ANZAC Day here in New Zealand. It commemorates New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 (WW1). This year’s commemorations were all the more poignant because it is the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
My husband and I attended many of the activities in Wellington, the most memorable being a dawn service at 5:30 AM at the National War Memorial. 40,000 people attended, young and old, most of which had to rise as early as 4 AM to make there way to the service. It was quite moving. I thought I would share a few photos.