456th Bomb Group
Life in Stornara, Italy

Page 33

The photos on this and the following page (34) were furnished by Chick Millsap, and were his father's, Edward Millsap, of the 747th sqdn. Captions are provided where possible. Also see more on Noseart Page 2 and Edward Millsap and Captain Florick on Crews and Men Page 7. Many thanks to Chuck for sharing these photos of his late father, friends and times. 

Chuck writes:

My father has been dead for a long time so my memories of the things he
mentioned about his military experience are kind of limited. I do remember
him saying that -

1. All the men had liked and had a lot of respect for Col. Steed.

2. He mentioned Elmer the dog they had for a mascot and how he liked to ride
on the hood of a jeep. He said they all hated to leave him behind when they
left but turned him over to another group of guys. (see Elmer here.)

3. Captain Leo Florick (747th) was well liked. My father was behind in some
work he was doing and the bus taking them back was about to leave. Florick
told him not to worry about it and to just finish up his work and he
(Florick) would come back in a jeep and get my father later. My father had
great respect for Florick. (see Florick here).

4. He said that one of the guys in his tent had been out drinking and came
back drunk. The guy had a container with gasoline in it and was going to
light it inside the tent to "warm" things up. My father hit the guy over the
head with something and knocked him out to keep him from burning down the
tent. (more on the tents here)

Those are a few of the things I remember. I sent in some of the photos that
my father had. Most of them have no writing on the back so I can't give you
too much information about who is in them or where they were taken.

Edward Millsap, second from left


Left photo, Edward Millsap and Joe ?; Right photo, Ernest ? Obviously NOT in Stornara!


Ernest ? and Joe ?


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Last Edited 04/20/2003 RJF