Virgil & Bobbie Marco
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Web Site: wmv.marcolowe.com/vrmsr/
February 17, 2002
Thank you for your letter of February 9.
I am sorry to hear of Phil Solomon's stroke. My
health is not very good at this time. I'm 78 and being treated
for the same thing that finally got Mike, prostate and bone
cancer. The VA has recently accepted my application for
treatment and I am finding out that the service is not good, but
"beggars can't be choosy".
I am also sorry to hear that I still don't have your
story correct and that it is more fiction than truth, I had made
one more "home made " booklet to send to Chester
Hincewicz, however, I was waiting to hear from you before
mailing it. Now it is on HOLD. If someone will send me the true
story, I will be glad to make the necessary changes.
This is the first time I have heard that you were
flying lead crew with no other crews forming behind you. I'm
surprised that you were not attacked sooner flying alone. This
is very confusing to rne since I was not there. Maybe I should
just leave it to fiction and this is why Mike thought he was
flying "Tail End Charley" and wrote that in his POW
story. Also, Pavelka apparently does not want to talk to anyone
about being shot down. I don't know of anyone who has been
successful in talking to or corresponding with him. You are the
only one who seems to be interested in your story being correct.
When my plane was flying in formation, ME109s
attacked us at 1:00 o'clock high. When our plane was out of
formation and flying alone at about 1,500 ft., one or two FW190s
attacked us from the rear. We could not survive the two attacks
Thanks again for your interest in the story and your
critique of what I have written.