Saturday, February 15, 2014

Deaths: Werner Husemann (Luftwaffe Ace)-- Roderick Bain (Band of Brothers)

From Wikipedia. //// WERNER HUSEMANN (1919-Feb. 2, 2014) German Luftwaffe ace and received the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, one of Germany's highest awards, for shooting down 34 Allied planes. He was part of the 1st Night Fighter Wing and recorded his first victory the night of 17/18 August 1942. By the end of 1943, he had 17 kills. //// On the night of 25/26 June 1943, he shot down three British Avro Lancaster bombers. Altogether, he flew 250 combat missions. //// RODERICK BAIN (1922-Feb. 5, 2014) //// NCO of Second Platoon of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of 101st Airborne Division. Otherwise known as "The Band of Brothers" from the TV miniseries. //// He was one of the original 140 Toccoa men of Easy Company. //// In 2009, he wrote the book "We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from Band of Brothers." ////

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