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Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/21/2013 1:54:04 AM   
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The creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, flew B-17s in the Pacific as a pilot in the 394th Bomb Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force, beginning as a second lieutenant piloting a B-17E in late 1942. He flew 89 missions and was awarded the DFC and Air Medal.

Obviously he should be included in any Mod worth its name! :)

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/21/2013 4:16:47 AM   
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Damned RIGHT! Never thought about that. His WWII experiences really shaped his views as to how the world SHOULD be.


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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/21/2013 4:55:33 AM   
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I think he should be in as many mods as possible. :)

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/21/2013 12:18:59 PM   
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He is in the databases already.






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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/21/2013 12:50:04 PM   
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Cool!!

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/21/2013 11:37:36 PM   
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Rather than the devil, the delight is in the details!

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/22/2013 2:57:11 PM   
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Keep him safe! Don't want to miss Star Trek in 20-something years......

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/24/2013 2:08:59 PM   
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This is part of what makes AE so great! With all the different contributors/historical enthusiasts who helped create the game and their collective knowledge, just about every little quirk and detail is present. You would never find such detail in any game made by any other company. Well done AE team!

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/25/2013 7:09:39 PM   
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Quite a few plankowners and game contributors (present and departed) are in the database as well.

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/25/2013 7:11:15 PM   
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Quinton McHale is in the database, for the more serious grognards...................

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RE: Historical US B-17 Pilot: Gene Roddenberry - 4/25/2013 7:42:18 PM   
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Almost April in 1942 and he is still with us:



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