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A Friendly Meeting of WWII Enemies

A Friendly Meeting of WWII Enemies

Battle of the Bulge On December 17, 1944, the second day of the Battle of the Bulge, American P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell’s engine was shot up. In the same battle, German pilot Karl-Heinz Bosse’s Messerschmadt 109 was shot down. Cottrell steered to his base and...
WWII Fighter Pilot Signs a Model of his P-47

WWII Fighter Pilot Signs a Model of his P-47

John Taylor, owner of O.P. Taylors toy store in Brevard, invited WWII pilot Ed Cottrell to visit the store and sign a model of the P-47 fighter-bomber in which Cottrell flew 65 missions in the Battle of the Bulge. Called 鈥渢he Thunderbolt,鈥 Cottrell praised the P-47...
Local WWII Veteran fought in the Battle of Okinawa

Local WWII Veteran fought in the Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa He served as Rifleman in the 184th Rgt., fighting in the last battle of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa. Brevard resident James Milton Fletcher served in the U.S. Army Reserves from June 6, 1944 to December 1956. 聽He was serving in Okinawa...
It鈥檚 Not Just About Golf

It鈥檚 Not Just About Golf

The Connestee Falls Ladies 9 Hole Golf League held a fundraiser and made a generous donation to the 探花精选. Connestee Falls Ladies Golf league president Judy Merrifield wrote for her neighborhood newsletter: “On August 10th the...