RICHARD W. "DICK" BRIDGES|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
(Attorney at Law)
526 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105
17 August 1982
Dear Mr. Lundy:
I was pleased to learn that, after all these years, someone has finally taken on the task of writing a history of the 44th Bomb Group. And what a monumental research job that must have been!
The tenure of my crew and I with the 44th (66th Squadron) was rather brief. We joined the group just after the Ploesti mission, being transferred over from the 93rd Bomb Group and left (involuntarily!) on 1 October 1943, the Wiener Neustadt Mission. In between those dates, of course, we spent considerable time traveling, first from Benghasi to Shipdham, then from Shipdham to Tunis.
Very truly yours,