Capt. Charles Schild shot down 2 Zeros & a bomber at Guadalcanal in his Wildcat

So many stories we miss along the way…

War Tales

For Capt. Charles Schild (Ret.) of southwest Florida, World War II was divided into two parts — the unfun part and the fun part.

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Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on December 14, 2015, in First-hand Accounts, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. I remembered a TV series starred by Robert Conrad, titled “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, when I read this narrative! I loved that series!

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  2. There’s not many books these days that I read a second time, mostly I blitz through just the once then on to the next.
    But … I’ve just finished ‘Samurai’ about/by Saburo Sakai, Japanese fighter ace of WW2. And shall now read it again slowly, with much reflection.

    If you have time it may prove well worth the effort. Brrrrr~!

    I think Amazon may have some copies (found mine in an op shop).

    PS: just searched—Amazon does have it at various prices; co-authored by Martin Caidin.

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  3. Great start–a World War divided between ‘fun’ and ‘unfun’. How could I not click through?

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  4. A great tribute to a brave man who fought well, and survived to live a good life after the war too. His legacy is not only living on in his family, but in his exciting and interesting wartime notes too.
    Nice re-blog, GP.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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