The Story of Bodo Sandberg


Gary Magee

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55 years old
Jackson, Mississippi
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Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, I have always been fascinated by the stories about pilots of the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School. After so many years, I'm pleased to say that our local media always does a great job covering the joint Netherlands / United States Memorial Day Ceremony for the fallen Dutch pilots that are buried in Jackson,Mississippi.


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Reply Gary Magee
7:40 PM on July 1, 2012 
The Netherlands' pilots were "rock stars" in 1942 Jackson, Mississippi.

The local boys were very jealous that the girls "loved" these Dutch guys.
The RNMFS pilots were also "daredevils" .

My mom. (age 89 in 2012) still talks about how they flew over the family farm
" a few feet off of the ground" .....scaring her and the livestock.
Reply Job Sandberg
3:16 PM on June 30, 2012 
My Dad, my family, in fact the people of the Netherlands are deeply thankful for the warm welcome the people of Jackson, Mississippi accorded the Dutch Aviators during the second world war.
After the war, Dad came back to the Netherlands with the deepest love and admiration for the strong, prosperous and exemplary America it was back then.
So much so that it inspired me, 38 years ago, to immigrate (legally!) to this great country and, up until 3 years ago, I was always thrilled by it.
That changed with the installation of the current administration which "changed" (read: eroded) so much of America's strength and greatness.
I sincerely hope that in November 2012, "We the People" vote to get our country back on track to become the strong, prosperous and exemplary America again it was during World-War II, all the way through the Reagan/Bush years (except for the four miserable years of Jimmy Carter [at least Jimmy Carter meant wel...]).