Saturday, May 20, 2017

Somewhere, Out There, A Dow- Corning Chemist Reflects On Their Acheivement and is Smiling....






















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  1. That is a great picture .... of a B-17. Yes, the B-17. Gotta love those planes.

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  2. More like a s**t eating grin... :-D

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  3. Never mind the boobs. I want to know why that Flying Fortress is carrying out a real bombing run on San Francisco.

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  4. John,

    My father was a B-17 pilot during WWII. That is a beautiful photo of a B-17 over the Golden Gate. Any chance you could send me a copy? I'd take a screen shot, but it's too big to grab the whole thing. Thanks, for showing it, even if you can't send a copy.
    Reg. regt2000@gmail.com

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    1. If it helps your search, the plane is called the "Nine-Oh-Nine" and it is the last three digits on the tail number. I've had the opportunity to see it in person, a couple of times.

      http://www.collingsfoundation.org/

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    2. Thanks, bayouwulf. I came across some nice additional shots at that URL, but that photo of Nine-O-Nine above the Golden Gate is just incredible. My dad and his crew trained in the B-24, but so many B-17s were lost on missions to Germany that they were put in B-17s instead, when they got to England. He flew out of Eye, England, '44-45, and flew some additional missions right after VE Day, taking food to starving Belgians and also flying some French POWs (who were used as slave labor in Yugoslavia by the Germans) from Yugoslavia back to France. He was tagged for those missions because he spoke French (half of Belgium was French back then - they were called "Walloons". One of my great-grandfathers was from Belgium).

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  6. The plane is awesome. Pity is it not carrying a fissionable 'gift' for San Fransicko.

    Yes, it is quite possible the Lass is benefiting from the handiwork of Dow-Corning. But let us not forget the "wrapping"!

    Spandex, the polyester-polyurethane copolymer was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia. Men everywhere are thankful for Mr. Shivers' contribution!

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  7. Hence the expression "well-enDOWed"

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  8. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SgKn0PCb7g4/WSApn9KUUOI/AAAAAAAA9MI/U7gXUIBb3i8HLS85Gm9AycCsZS96Ngj7gCK4B/s1190/wall4.jpg

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