50 Years Ago* The names on the noses of 9th Air Force...

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May 22, 1994|By Robert M. Pennington of the Anne Arundel County Historical Society.

50 Years Ago

* The names on the noses of 9th Air Force bombers in England are sometimes gay, often macabre but always American. Lt. Thomas Lewnes of Annapolis is co-pilot of a Marauder named "Picadilly Willie" and decorated with a stork delivering a bomb. -- The Sun, June 2, 1944.

* Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal will deliver the graduation address to 914 midshipmen at exercises shortly before they are commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Navy. -- The Sun, June 3, 1944.

* Capt. Leonard T. Schroeder Jr., of North Linthicum, may have been the first Allied soldier to land in France from a boat during the Normandy Invasion, a dispatch from the front stated yesterday. Captain Schroeder, 25, attended Glen Burnie High School and graduated from the University of Maryland. -- The Sun, June 8, 1944.

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