(L-R Joe Kowaleski, Francis Poltrack, Edward Poltrack)
I remember seeing this photo whenever we would gather at my Grandmother’s for the holidays. It marked a reunion of my Uncle Ed, his brother Fran and their cousin Joe. Ed was a B-25 pilot who flew 61 missions in the Pacific, mostly in New Guinea.
Ed convinced his CO to allow him to get a plane to see his brother. He had limited time and the usual logistical problems getting some ground transportation but the reunion happened. This photo was posted in the hometown paper.
Less than a year later Fran was killed at Peleliu Island.