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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #1 Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:21 PM


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At 94, Maj. Fredric Arnold (ret.), Sole Surviving Member of his WWII P-38 Class of 42J Group, Finished Sculpting A Monumental Bronze Sculpture in Memory of the more than 88,000 WWII US Airman Killed in Action

The following video accompanies the finished monument and describes its history and significance.  Please take a few minutes to view this video.


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Major Fredric Arnold (ret.), at the age of 94, completed this monumental sculpture titled, "Lest We Forget: The Mission" to honor the more than 88,000 US Airmen Killed in WWII. It was inspired by his vow to honor the 12 men of his own original combat P-38 fighter Group from the Class of 42-J. Visit LestWeForgetSculpture.org to learn more about his unique tribute and help support this project.

To see the sculpture in person, visit the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, Colorado. It will be exhibited there at least until January 2017. Later, it will be moved to the National WWII Museum, New Orleans.

This video is shown at the museum as part of the exhibit to help visitors understand the origin and significance of this unique project.

Thank you for watching.



Edited by Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo, 22 August 2016 - 03:23 PM.

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.

losttwo #2 Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

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7thArmoredCavalry #3 Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:02 AM

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FreeFOXMIKE #4 Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:40 PM

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great work ever the detail of writing on ones hand (still done to this day)

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cddlbunny #5 Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:47 PM

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A good and fitting memorial piece not only of the US airmen. but could also be symbolic for all of the nations whose pilots and aircrew did not return. We owe all of them whatever war, branch of service, whether active on the line or behind it in a support role, our remembrance of it. We in the West tend to forget this with the use of the words "Peace Dividend" with out remembering the cost that paid for it.

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Topsight #6 Posted 11 November 2016 - 04:33 PM

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What a wonderful and touching documentary. Good timing here for U.S. Veterans Day.


It so happens in my Gallery thread I posted a P-38J in combat and I also for the first time added a print made for a frame.


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