Memorial for Lt. Col. Sanders E. Delaney

Lt. Col. Delaney commanded the 406th Fighter Squadron from October, 1944 to June, 1945.

Lt. Col. Delaney commanded the 406th Fighter Squadron from October, 1944 to June, 1945.

The University of Illinois Veterans Memorial Project has an internet memorial tribute to another of Frisky’s brave men, Lt. Col. Sanders Delaney, who commanded Yearling (406th Fighter Squadron) from October, 1944, until his unfortunate loss in a flying accident in June, 1945, shortly after the end of the war in Europe.

Ironically, Major William T. Bales, Jr., mentioned in the post below, was Lt Col Delaney’s wingman, “Yellow Two,” in the April 13, 1945, aerial engagement in which Maj Bales went missing.

http://www.uiaa.org/illinois/veterans/display_veteran.asp?id=569

Thanks to the University of Illinois Alumni Association and Ms. Eileen Goodchild, Representative at the UI Alumni Network Service Center.

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