Hajo! Thank You for those words! At the risk of hi-jacking a thread I want to say that my father was a US Army Air Corp radioman onboard one of those B-17's that was shot down just shy of the 25 mission limit. He spent 15-1/2 months in a German POW camp until being liberated. An uncle of mine was captured twice in the Japanese theatre and escaped his captures both times and lived to fight till the end of the war. Both men never talked much about the war but I did learn they suffered from the effects of it. I'm sure that Momma Betty's Father-in-Law was much the same way. I would bet he never squandered money, time, and food as he grew up during the depression and fought in a major war that has had long lasting ramifications even unto today.