Posted by: Jacqui Murray | October 22, 2014

Wednesday Hero: The Forgotten 14

U.S. Army Air CorpsSamuel Gerald Dean, Edward Joseph Wolbers, Radamés E. Cáceres, Douglas Laurent Dauphin, Bert Garland Sauls Jr., Kenneth N. Markle, Louis Karp, James Henry Henderson, Douglas Vincent Schmoker, Howard George Sewell, George M. Durrett, Robert H. Watson, Harold Edwin Richards & James Dixon Fore
December 22nd, 1943

Three days before Christmas in 1943, two hours past midnight, 14 men climbed into an airplane and lifted into the dark sky over the slumbering hamlet of West Palm Beach. Their journey lasted but a few moments, and killed every one of them.You can read more here and here

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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  1. I have a post planned for these men to run when I reach December 1943. This is great, I’ll make note of the address for this too! Good work Jacqui.


    • Thanks, GP. I’d never heard of them before this article.


  2. Oh my goodness! My great-uncle was Kenneth N. Markle. He and his brother (my grandpa) were both enlisted in the AAF.


    • I’m sure you’re so proud. If he’s like so many of these heroes, he never said a word. That’s OK–we found him!


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