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Eagles, The
Class 44-E, Eagle Pass Army Air Field, Eagle Pass, Texas

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Published: circa 1944


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Added: June 11, 2008

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Class book for pilot class 44-E at the Eagle Pass Army Air Field.

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[1] Paul Stouffer (24-Dec-2009 12:49 PM)

What a wonderful momento. My Uncle William J. McGowan received his wings and 2nd Lt. commission in December, 1943 at Eagle Pass. I would love to see the correlating "Eagles" book for his graduating class. Would you know what the letter-year would be? Lt. McGowan was killed when his P47 went down about 6-months later on D-Day, June 6, 1944 and I am trying to piece together his short life for my mother.

[2] raymond firmani (08-Jan-2016 01:39 PM)

I was in class 44-E at Eagle pass Texas. Squadron V. I have this album Well put together and I still remember many of my class mates. I survived the war. Long time ago. Ray

[3] Mitch Topal (09-Jan-2016 11:15 AM)

I am writing a book about Ray Firmani called "Against All Odds, The Ray Firmani Story." Ray went on to become a lead B-17 pilot in the 486th Bomb Group (8th Air Force). He flew 25 successful missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Ray is now 94 years young and doesn't miss a beat.

www.facebook.com/AgainstAllOddsTheRayFirmaniStory/?ref=hl

[4] Luciano FF (25-Feb-2016 02:56 PM)

My best congratulations to the initiative of making available these historical records. They have been very useful in the biography I am writing about the Brazilian pilot Roberto Brandini, fighting against the Tedeschi in Italy during the WWII, October1944 to May1945. Other Brazilian pilots belonging to the Class 44-E I met before they passed away had good memories and were proud to serve in US Air Force. One of the most striking thing was how good they were treated by the local people!

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