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Old 30th January 2006, 22:52
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Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

Hello
Anybody is in touch with the man? I have exchanged some mails with him but his email is not valid any more and I cannot locate his snail mail.
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Old 31st January 2006, 00:24
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Re: Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

Try Bob "Punchy" Powell
bluenoserbob@352ndfightergroup.com
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Old 31st January 2006, 03:16
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Re: Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

I will echo dragondog's email. Powell was a ground crewman in the 352nd and is their historian. A good friend of mine, Sam Sox, is their photographer and works closely with Powell. He is at:

ssox3@sc.rr.com

His wife just returned from 4 x by-pass surgery, so he may not answer you right away!

John
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Old 31st January 2006, 09:46
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Re: Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

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Powell was a ground crewman in the 352nd and is their historian.
Powell was a pilot in the 352nd. Between November 11, 1943 and August 4, 1944 Punchy flew 89 missions with the 352nd FG. He claimed 5.333 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 probables and 5 damaged. He was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters The Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters a Presidential Unit Citation, and the European Theater Award with three Battle Stars.
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Old 31st January 2006, 15:05
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Re: Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

Nick, you are of course, correct. A mental lapse on my part!
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Old 31st January 2006, 21:40
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Re: Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

Before Ev Stewart transferred from 352nd to 355th FG, Punchy was flying his wing when Ev got his first kill.. a really very good guy - lives in Atlanta for last 50 years.
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Old 1st February 2006, 02:15
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Re: Mark Hamel 352 FG historian

Gents, thanks for hints!
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