Frederick Hellenga
Pilot,
Hellenga Crew
5th Air Force
90th Bomb Group
Donation made by
Marianna and Gary Hellenga
Blogs  (Updates, insights and ramblings from Alejandro Mena and his Team) . . .
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Alejandro Mena

"...Not all who wander are lost, the old that is strong does not wither...from the ashes, a fire shall be woken..." Tolkien. The Fellowship of the Ring.

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Alejandro Mena

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Alejandro Mena

The Irishman's Shanty was last seen in 1946. Modeler Konley Kelly has recreated the plane that O'Sullivan's Iron Men flew to history in 1944.

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Alejandro Mena

Here's the e-mail invitation to the upcoming fundraising event (Thursday, September 12, 2013) at the Commemorative Air Force B29/B24 Squadron Hangar in Addison, TX. Hope to see you there!

Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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Alejandro Mena

The Cold War, Viet-Nam and the first KC-135 to roll off the assembly line. Remembering 'The City of Renton', The Airborne Command Post, and my father's last assignment in the Air Force.

Posted Friday, June 21, 2013
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Alejandro Mena

John Luckadoo was a pilot on a B-17 bomber during WWII. He recently returned to England and visited the place which holds so many memories for him.

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Alejandro Mena

Willie Sparks was one of the veterans we interviewed in 2008 when we traveled to Minneapolis for the 492nd Bomb Group Reunion. Sadly, he folded his wings just before Thanksgiving, giving me pause to reflect on his life and service.

Posted Monday, November 26, 2012
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Alejandro Mena

It looks like a trailer, smells like a trailer, but it's called a teaser tape. Why? because trailers are for films attempting a theatrical release and teasers are for projects that are being pitched to cable net executives.

Posted Monday, June 18, 2012
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