Richard Joseph Mullaney 1925-1985  

 Richard Arthur Barrett Brown 1946-2005

   Chancy Albert Finfrock 1925-2002

Bradford Lawarence Knapp 1947-2005

 Peter Morisco 1921-2009

 

 High Flight

  Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

 And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

 Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

 Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

 You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

 High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,

 I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

 My eager craft through footless halls of air.

 Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue

 I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace

 Where never lark, or even eagle flew ­

 And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod

 The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

 Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

 John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

 To The RAF

 Never since English ships went out

 To singe the beard of Spain,

 Or English sea-dogs hunted death

 Along the Spanish Main,

 Never since Drake and Raleigh won

 Our freedom of the seas,

 Have sons of Britain dared and done

 More valiantly than these.
 

 Whether at midnight or at noon

 Through mist or open sky,

 Eagles of freedom, all our hearts

 Are up with you on high;

 While Britain's mighty ghosts look down

 From realms beyond the sun

 And whisper, as their record pales,

 Their breathless, deep, Well Done!

Alfred Noyes

This portion of our website is dedicated to some of the airmen who fought in World War Two with Richard J. Mullaney. Two of the men are not WW II veterans but both of them contributed a great deal to this website and to the book the site was built around. As I obtain more information other men will be added. Each name on this page will be a link to a biography or an obituary concerning that person. If there is someone you think should be added here please contact us through the email button below.

 This page last updated April 3, 2012