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Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to the cockpit of a P-51

Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to the cockpit of a P-51

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Seventy years had passed since Col. Thomas Sams of Horseshoe Bay sat in the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang. But as the World War II fighter plane raced through the skies above the Highland Lakes, the seven decades faded, and, for a moment, Sams was once again a […]

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Local World War II veteran retraces the steps of his Timberwolves unit

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — As Gerald Powell lay in the road, only a few yards from a house full of German soldiers, the distinct sound of an enemy’s boots rang through his ears. The Germans boots had hobnails on the soles to make them more durable. But when a German soldier […]

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