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Acknowledgements

I wish to extend words of appreciation to some special folks. 


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to those who furnished the photographs used.  Jack Belshaw was the main source.  Others who contributed photos were Joe Santillo and Milt Jacobs. Harry Clauson and Oran Cleerman were important; Harry for the clippings from the Hartford Day Spring and the chronology of the 475th, Oran for several photos and the Camp Ellis postcards.  Charles Slakter furnished the detailed listing of the 475th’s overseas itineraries.  Of those listed, Milt Jacobs, Joe Santillo, and Charles Slakter have left us in the past several years.  Some photos came from the Internet whose sites are credited in the Footnotes.
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Jack Belshaw was the chief contributor of tape-recorded memories.  Those participating in taping sessions were Melvin Stough and Milt Jacobs along with Jack and myself at Shelby, OH.  The entire dinner table at the Air Command Restaurant in Delaware supplied reminiscences.  Joe Santillo recorded some of his memories individually.
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when my memory suffered a “senior moment” I consulted Jack Belshaw or Alex Levine by phone.  Thanks, troops.
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I would like to extend a note of appreciation to my daughter, Beth Hoffman for her editorial input.  Beth is managing editor of Ideas on Liberty, the monthly publication of the Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY.  To Vern Bouwman, who is reponsible for the Web site, a big “thanks” is sent.
 

..................Gene Herbener
 

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