Today is Memorial Day in the US. A day for remembering America’s war dead. After watching the restored version of the “Memphis Belle” I couldn’t help thinking of an old neigbour of my family in Lake City, Minnesota with whom I was priviliged to play many rounds of golf. Walt Quarve did not die in the war. He flew with the USAF’s Mighty Eighth out of Bassingbourn in the lush fields of East Anglia that I came to know so well. His plane was shot down exactly 80 years ago to this very day!! What an amazing coincidence!!! Fortunately his crippled Flying Fortress, “Liberty Run”, was able to reach the Swiss border where he spent the rest of the war in internment.

Long gone now but still remembered.

Straight drives and lush greens old buddy.


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