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The first book about the mid-Atlantic crash of Flying Tiger Flight 923, “Born Again Irish,” is available and ready to go. This book tells about the crash and the horror of the event, and it tells about the profound, life-long impact it had on one survivor’s family and career choices. Take a look at Born Again Irish, [Flying Tiger Down]. Click on the following link-> http://www.cgibooks.US/bai/
George Christodal was an 18-year-old paratrooper with a slightly more privileged occupational specialty than the combat troopers aboard FT923. He was trained in cryptography (secret coding) as a matter of chance assignment, or as he would say, by the toss of the coin.
He was from a family of four, with two brothers and one sister. He hated school and he dropped out of high school in the 10th grade at 16 years of age. He waited for the day he could get out of Dodge. He felt he didn’t fit in with his classmates in Providence, Rhode Island.
It was not a matter of handling the academics. Continue reading
The Flying Tiger Line lost four airplanes to crashes with fatalities in 1962. All four were Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellations. A total of 141 lives were lost on board the four aircraft and three lives were lost of people on the ground.
The information comes from the database of the Aviation Safety Network (www.aviation-safety.net), which is a service of the Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org). Only crashes with fatalities are recorded. Continue reading