1Lt. Robert P. "Bud" Hoeppner, 513th BS, 7/44 - 4/45, 51 MSN

by Chuck Hoeppner

My Uncle Bud...;flew West on 30 May 2019 at the age of 99.

He was a Bombadire with the 513th. I did not see his name on the 513th's roster but I have seen his shadow boards. The "Strawberry Bitch" is one plane he logged time on.

He died at the Bethany Home in WAUPACA, WI. And will be interred T the Wis state Veterans Home in King, WI along with his wife Margurite who passed on 24 June 2019 at 98.

Uncle Bud was a life long resident of Appleton, WI before moving to FL for retirement.

Blue skies and Fair winds Uncle Bud

Chuck Hoeppner. MSgt USAF ret

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Sep 24, 2019
I'm Edgar Johnson's Son-inlaw
by: Richard Curry

To; Chuck Hoeppner...I was just checking out the 513th Bomber Group web site and I found your Father's name and recognized it as member Edgar Johnson's B-24 crew. Edgar
talked about your Father ( He called him Hoep!) when he talked about his service in Italy. He was proud in the fact that he never lost a plane or crew member in 50 missions!
Edgar passed away in San Diego California in August 16, 2013. His name is on the plaque of a replica of the B24 in Balboa Park honoring his service to his country. I would like to chat with you on e-mail if you would like to..
My e-mail address is jrcurry1@cox.net. Yours Truly,
Richard curry.

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


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The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando