Thu, November 12, 1942

We were on the set at 7:30 this morning and we finished up at 2:30. Colin Kelly’s widow was given the DS medal & they had a big parade and we photographed it & recorded sound of the burial. We are leaving here in the morning at 5:00 for San Diego. 3 of the boys were notified after chow to pack & go back to our base & get their yellow fever shots. They are going overseas for service. That’s how quickly it happens. They are probably going to Africa to photo air battles. I wish they had called my name. This doing nothing is getting me.


Fri, November 12, 1943

Left London at 1:00 for the studio to pick up my equipment. Had it all loaded & on the road to Molesworth at 4:00. We did not arrive here until 9:00 & after taken to our quarters was taken to the mess. While I was eating I asked if a cook by the name of Ferlemann worked there & they said yes do you know him. I said know him he’s my brother-in-law. They went out to look him up  but he walked in in about 10 min & we had a happy reunion. We talked until about 1:00 in the morning.

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  1. Ron O'Neal

    William Byron Ferlemann = My mother’s brother, Ronald’s brother-in-law.

    Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd Bomb Group, popularly known as ‘Hell’s Angels’ which moved in with its B-17s in September 1942 and remained at the base until June 1945.

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