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In Honor of Daddy Benjamin T. Muller
Just a young man going off to war,
Not knowing what to expect..
Being on B25 bomber airplane,
Operating the radio.
Suddenly shot down by the Japanese,
Being on fire, he chose to get out of plane.
Becoming a POW,
Watching his comrades dying around him.
Not knowing whether he would get killed or not
They were put in tiny cells,
Not getting enough to eat,
They were spit at, ridicle at, made fun at,
Treating them with no dignity.
Sick with wounds undoctored,
Loosing a lot of weight.
He saw the American flag,
What joy he felt!
The war was over,.
Thank you for fighting for our freedom!
It is not taken for granted!
By your daughter,
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THE RE-BORN TONDELAYO
Thanks to the Collings Foundation, a re-born Tondelayo has been flying the U.S. skies since August of 2002.
Earlier, the Foundation had their B-25 (Hoosier Honey) repainted with our 500th Squadron markings, including re-naming the aircraft with our original Tondelayo nose art. Thanks to their kindness, the story of our squadron's most famous B-25 will in a way be perpetuated as the aircraft graces the skies in years to come.
The Collings Foundation has asked for our help in the purchase of a set of bomb racks for Tondelayo which will cost $4,000. It is against our Association's policy to make such donations. Even if this policy did not exist, we just don't have funds to make such a donation.
In view of the foregoing, we are making all of this known to our Association membership in the event that there are individuals who would like to make their individual donations toward the purchase of the bomb racks.
If you wish, you may make your individual, tax deductible, donation (payable to the Collings Foundation) and send it directly to the following address: The Collings Foundation, P.O. Box 248, 137 Barton Road, Stow, MA 01775.
Together with your donation, please identify yourself as a member of the 500th Squadron Association, Please do NOT make your check payable to the 500th Association, nor should you send your donation to our Association. Any donation made is strictly an individual one directly to the Collings Foundation.
Many thanks for any individual donations made.
Photos by way of the Collings Foundation
I have a special request for anyone with any
of what may have happened to the enlisted members of this crew.
believed they were captured and interned at Wewak prison, but this has
not been confirmed. The Officers 1st Lt. Stookey, and 2nd Lt.
were executed near the end of the war. Their remains, along with
some 15 other American and Australian airmen, were interred at
Barracks Missouri. If you have any information as to the fate of
the others Please E-Mail The Warbird at
Back Row: BAKER, 2Lt. EVANS, 1Lt. STOOKEY
Sitting: DWYER, SSgt ROBERTS, SSgt. LAIRD
Ship # 41-30561 after it was shot down off Wewak on
16 October, 1943. The crew were seen later in the raft.
This shows a portion of the marker at Jefferson Barracks where the officers are interred.