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San Antonio Rose

Nov 12, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

An unexpected e-mail from a total stranger brought history to life for a Lander woman in a fascinating way beginning four years ago.

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The San Antonio Rose, a B-17 bomber, in flight. It was shot down in 1944, with Paula McCormick's uncle aboard.         Photo courtesy Paula McCormick

The San Antonio Rose, a B-17 bomber, in flight. It was shot down in 1944, with Paula McCormick's uncle aboard. Photo courtesy Paula McCormick


The San Antonio Rose, a B-17 bomber, in flight. It was shot down in 1944, with Paula McCormick's uncle aboard.         Photo courtesy Paula McCormick

The San Antonio Rose, a B-17 bomber, in flight. It was shot down in 1944, with Paula McCormick's uncle aboard. Photo courtesy Paula McCormick

San Antonio Rose crew photographed during training in United States in 1943 before an unidentified aircraft. Standing L to R: 2nd Lt. Morris R. Marks (pilot), 2nd Lt. Frank W. Derenberg (co-pilot), 2nd Lt. Delmar A. Decker (navigator), 2nd Lt. George L. Amberg (bombardier). Crouching L to R: Tsgt. Charles W. Barnthson (top t   urret gunner), Sgt. Barclay W. Glover (left waist gunner), Tsgt. Harold E. Cook (radio operator), Tsgt. Charles Barnthson, Engineer, Ssgt. Rodney Hines, Ball turret gunner, Ssgt. Arden L. Miner (tail gunner).

San Antonio Rose crew photographed during training in United States in 1943 before an unidentified aircraft. Standing L to R: 2nd Lt. Morris R. Marks (pilot), 2nd Lt. Frank W. Derenberg (co-pilot), 2nd Lt. Delmar A. Decker (navigator), 2nd Lt. George L. Amberg (bombardier). Crouching L to R: Tsgt. Charles W. Barnthson (top t urret gunner), Sgt. Barclay W. Glover (left waist gunner), Tsgt. Harold E. Cook (radio operator), Tsgt. Charles Barnthson, Engineer, Ssgt. Rodney Hines, Ball turret gunner, Ssgt. Arden L. Miner (tail gunner).


San Antonio Rose crew photographed during training in United States in 1943 before an unidentified aircraft. Standing L to R: 2nd Lt. Morris R. Marks (pilot), 2nd Lt. Frank W. Derenberg (co-pilot), 2nd Lt. Delmar A. Decker (navigator), 2nd Lt. George L. Amberg (bombardier). Crouching L to R: Tsgt. Charles W. Barnthson (top t   urret gunner), Sgt. Barclay W. Glover (left waist gunner), Tsgt. Harold E. Cook (radio operator), Tsgt. Charles Barnthson, Engineer, Ssgt. Rodney Hines, Ball turret gunner, Ssgt. Arden L. Miner (tail gunner).

San Antonio Rose crew photographed during training in United States in 1943 before an unidentified aircraft. Standing L to R: 2nd Lt. Morris R. Marks (pilot), 2nd Lt. Frank W. Derenberg (co-pilot), 2nd Lt. Delmar A. Decker (navigator), 2nd Lt. George L. Amberg (bombardier). Crouching L to R: Tsgt. Charles W. Barnthson (top t urret gunner), Sgt. Barclay W. Glover (left waist gunner), Tsgt. Harold E. Cook (radio operator), Tsgt. Charles Barnthson, Engineer, Ssgt. Rodney Hines, Ball turret gunner, Ssgt. Arden L. Miner (tail gunner).

Military veterans marched Saturday in downtown Riverton for the annual Veterans Day parade.

Military veterans marched Saturday in downtown Riverton for the annual Veterans Day parade.


Military veterans marched Saturday in downtown Riverton for the annual Veterans Day parade.

Military veterans marched Saturday in downtown Riverton for the annual Veterans Day parade.

Pat Lawson and Michael Higgs met at the Veterans Day breakfast at the fairgrounds.

Pat Lawson and Michael Higgs met at the Veterans Day breakfast at the fairgrounds.


Pat Lawson and Michael Higgs met at the Veterans Day breakfast at the fairgrounds.

Pat Lawson and Michael Higgs met at the Veterans Day breakfast at the fairgrounds.

Glenn Hall, left, Grant Clark and Gene Sare celebrated the US Marine Corps 242nd birthday Friday at the Riverton Country Club. </p><p>
Photos by Steve Peck (top), Claire Peart (left), Randy Tucker

Glenn Hall, left, Grant Clark and Gene Sare celebrated the US Marine Corps 242nd birthday Friday at the Riverton Country Club.

Photos by Steve Peck (top), Claire Peart (left), Randy Tucker


Glenn Hall, left, Grant Clark and Gene Sare celebrated the US Marine Corps 242nd birthday Friday at the Riverton Country Club. </p><p>
Photos by Steve Peck (top), Claire Peart (left), Randy Tucker

Glenn Hall, left, Grant Clark and Gene Sare celebrated the US Marine Corps 242nd birthday Friday at the Riverton Country Club.

Photos by Steve Peck (top), Claire Peart (left), Randy Tucker

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