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Veteran Kirby H. Woehst, Atria Cypresswood

Posted on January 29, 2014 by Admin

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In January 1944, after leaving New York with his new B-24 crew and transiting Brazil and Africa, he arrived in southern Italy. His crew, flying their B-24, named Tailwind, flew their first combat mission on February 13, 1944.

He did not know until three days later when he received a Western Union telegram, that he had become a father on February 13, 1944, when his son was born in Houston, Texas.

— Kirby A. Woehst
(Son of veteran and Atria Cypresswood resident, Kirby H. Woehst)

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  • Cynthia Sue Woehst McDonald says:

    That’s my wonderful Dad!!!!

    • Connie Bowman-Gray says:

      Cynthia I would love to hear how your father is doing, I know this is an old post. He might be the last surviving member of the tailwind crew.