Robert, used to live in Royal Oak...wanted an easier town name...settled for Kalamazoo! Actually I knew quite a few guys in nine from Michigan, don't remember all of their names though. Most if not all of them are still here in the state, but Billy Root is the only one I have a real handle on, and he is in Saginaw still, retired from GM a few years ago.. Bob Kievit, Bob Lassanen, and Weinhoff were from the UP. Donnie Young was from the Adrian area if I remember rightly. As to remembering or firstly even knowing about an A5...you're right. The only public mention I have ever seen was on a JAG episode. Who says fiction is stranger than truth...or something like that. But as a PH, I have a fair number of photo's on the wall. Strange, the adults don't say much, but the kids in the neighborhood are real interested. That or they think the old man is just plane crazy! Took the family down to the bird on display in Memphis (156608). She was with Heavy 9 when I was discharged, so it was something of a thrill for me. Last time I had been with her was Oct 30, 1972, and then again on the 15th same month 2006. My daughter had always heard about the plane, and they let us up close and personal as it were. Great times that I rememebr fondly. Wouldn't do it again, but wouldn't take a million to forget either!!! HHMF!