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Today we  had a  visit from Chip Hailey.  the son of 1st Lt David R Hailey who was part of the 338th FS, 55th FG who flew P-38’s and then converted to the P-51.  Lt David R Hailey flew as wingman to Capt Frank Birtciel, who flew the original Miss Velma.  Chip  had  some  fantastic  stories and memories.  He is   holding his  fathers  flying helmet  while  standing in front of our  Miss Velma.  (Chip still  visits   Velma!).

chip  hailey with  Miss Velma