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svatczech

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Hi all,

please, do anybody know who of Florsheim´s crew on 7th April 1944 (Treviso, Italy mission) is still living ? Crew was: Seymour Florsheim, Georg Kinsella, John Pearcy, Clarence Ozman, Russell Alexander, Theodore Schmidt, William Klima, Thomas Sharum, Vernon Grimes.

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I don't know about the other members of the crew but John P. Pearcy might still be alive.I see a John P. Pearcy listed in the National World War 2 memorial which was fairly recent.I am not sure if this is the same person though.
http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/search/pframe.asp?HonoreeID=356991&popcount=1&tcount=4

I do see him listed in the 1999 463rd Historical Society membership directory but I am unable to give out any addresses or phone numbers due to privacy concerns.
Perhaps Joel might have more information.


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Thanks James.

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Unfortunately George Kinsella passed in 1986

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Tom,

is there exist your father´s crew photo (different from that one showing crewmates over Vernon Grimes in hospital, wounded tail gunner on 7th April 1944 Treviso mission) ? 

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I came across this photo in going through some family photos.  This was sent to my grandparents from a friend "Bill" 774th Bomb. Sqdn, 463rd Bomb. Gp.on Sept 5, 1944.  He is second from the left in the back row.  Back row l-r: Ozman, Bill, Alexander, Schmidt, Sharum, Grimes.  front row l-r: Lt. "Doc" Pearcy, Capt Wicks, Capt Grandy, Lt. Florsheim.  The plane is "FLAK HAPPY".

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I think "Bill" is Sgt. William Klima. Great photo. Thanks.

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My grandfather was Clarence Ozman unfortunately. My grandfather passed away March 27, 2004 it gave me great pleasure to see a picture of him with his crew and their plane. I didn't know much about his life in the w wore the only story that he ever told me from the war was that his plane and seven of his crewmembers were shot down and they survived in the ocean for three days he survived by holding onto a piece of driftwood if he didn't survive my mother would have never been born and therefore I wouldn't even exist. Any of The information you have on him during this time I would love to hear from you . My email address is crystalbeatty@gmail.com. Just make sure you put his name In the subject line
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My grandfather was Thomas Sharum. He passed away in 1956 and we do not have many photos, stories or information about him. If anyone could share anything it would be deeply appreciated.
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There are still available the 4 CD sets that have a host of photos on them including personnel, crews, bombers, etc.  I don't know for sure if Thomas Sharum is on them or not but they are still available upon request and a $5 fee for each CD.  Send me an email using my email address (historian) from this site.  I'll get them right out to you. 
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I came across this post when doing a little research on my grandfather.  He was Seymour Florsheim.  Im not sure if anyone is still monitoring this page but he passed away in 1997.

If anyone is still checking this page and is interested, I would be happy to share some of the pictures I have and would love to know if anyone in his crew is still alive or has other pictures to share.


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Bombardier John Pearcy is still alive, 93 and funny........

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Thank you so much for your reply!  I would love to get in touch with Mr. Pearcy if he would be interested in talking with me.  I spoke with my grandfather about his time during the war for a project quite a while back which was really the first time he had spoken about it.  I would love to hear more.  Do you have contact information or would you be willing to pass along mine?  Thanks again.
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Roovet73, did you get my private message ?

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