The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on October 13, 1993 · Page 15
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 15

Galveston, Texas
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Wednesday, October 13, 1993
Page 15
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16~A THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13,1993 WWI Stall photo by Kevin Bartram Co-pllot Stew Brickenden prepares to climb out of a World War II- era Lancaster bomber after landing at the Lone Star Flight Museum Monday afternoon. Avro 683 Lancaster bomber is a scrupulous reproduction GALVESTON — The Avro 683 Lancaster bomber on display at the Lone Star Flight Museum is a scrupulous reproduction of the World War II original in all details but one. The markings on the side of the plane were made 40 years after the war ended. The markings match those on the plane Andrew Mynarski flew on during a fatal bombing mission over occupied France. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest honor, for his bravery. The airplane is dedicated to him. His story as told by Alan Topham, crew chief of the Lancaster on display: On the night of June 14, 1944, Mynarski's Lancaster was damaged by a German fighter plane over occupied France. The airplane's controls and intercom were damaged. Flaming hydraulic fluid sprayed inside the plane. The captain set the airplane to glide toward the ground and ordered his crew to jump. Mynarski was a gunner stationed in the middle of the airplane. He could hear the shouted order from the captain to jump, but knew that Pat Brophy, the tail gunner, could not. The tail gunner sits in the rear of the airplane. There are two sets of fire doors between him and the captain. Without the intercom, the tail gunner is isolated from the rest of the crew. Mynarski tried to smash through the doors with a fire ax to warn Brophy. Hydraulic fluid set him on fire but he kept trying. The doors held. Eventually he saluted Brophy and jumped, flaming, out of the rear door of the plane. Mynarski died three days later from bums. Brophy survived the mission. The force of the Lancaster striking a tree popped the tail gunner's seat off the airplane and threw him to safety. Sometime after the mission, the six living crew members met and compared stories of that night. Shortly afterward, Andrew Mynarski was awarded the Victoria Cross. By CHRIS WILUAMS Tho Daily News GALVESTON — A rare World War II bomber dropped out of a cloudy sky Monday onto a runway at Scholes Field where it will be displayed until Thursday afternoon by the Lone Star Flight Museum. The bomber, an Avro 683 Lancaster, is one of two flying models of the plane in the world. Following its stay in Galveston, the bomber will fly to Houston, where it will be on display at the Wings Over Houston air show this weekend at Ellington Field. The Lancaster was the primary bomber of the British and Canadian air forces during World War II. The airplane on display at the Lone Star Flight Museum is owned by Canadian Warplane Heritage, based in Ontario, and carries a Canadian crew of seven. The airplane is similar to the museum's prized American B-17 "Flying Fortress" but can carry 14,000 pounds of bombs, 5,000 pounds more than the B-17. The 7,700 Lancaster's built during World War II dropped 608,612 tons of bombs, two-thirds of the British air force's total load, on enemy positions during the war. Initially the Lancaster was used for night bombing raids while the B-17 was used during the day. Don Fisher, captain of the Lancaster at Scholes Field, said the British built their bombers for night missions, thinking them safer than flying during the day. The Americans took a different approach and covered the B-17 in guns to protect it from Nazi fighter aircraft. "You see the Americans thought the B-17 was a "Flying Fortress,'" Fisher said. 'Then they started getting shot out of the sky and discovered it wasn't." The airplane the public is invited to visit was built in 1948 by Victory Aircraft in Toronto. It served for a time in the Royal Canadian Air Force on search and rescue missions before being decommissioned. CORNINGVREVERE TRUCKLOAD SALE LL rcrrr 20% to 60% off! Extra special values on obsolete and discontinued items. Same great quality - even better prices. Sale Runs October 9th - October 23rd Corning Revere 15033 Delany Rd., La Marque 935-6454 Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Sun. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Lone Star State Factory Stores Coming Revere is owned and operated by © Corning Vitro Corporation, Corning, New York Stall photo by Kevin Bartram 31 outside m H Ev fs, 1 ^' l he airf i ane costs on rescue missions n ° rth ° f th * * T .,. i abou t $2,000 a hour to fly, he said. Arctic Circle. The process of making the plane But the cost does not matter to « u j. j * , functional started in 1979, Fisher the crew. Most are WorS War 11 TT ^ shCT <^ not nght in World War said. It took nine years and was veterans and have nostalgic ties to ' ll ls d to doubt his devo " expensive, he said. the airplane tion to the Lancaster. now» d ° n>t think y ° U °° Uld d ° ifc fl The C °- pilot> Stew Brickenden, "Its my hobby," he said. "It got Qew Lancasters in 1961 and 1962 me to give up my wife." FREE BATTERY ELIMINATOR AND LEATHER CASE MOTOROLA HAND HELD 8000 fpt/st and Leather Case Activated on: CELLULARONE. Authorized Agent (Windshield Doctor) (409) 935-3346 (800) 537-3133 Mon-Fri 8-5:30 - Sat 8:30-12:30 1206 Hwy. 3. La Magnum Malt Lfqour 6PK. 16O2. Cans 2.OO Red Ball MaltUqour 6Pk. 16OZ. Cans 2.99 Milwaukee's Best 6PK 16Oz. Cans 2.99 schlltz Malt LIqour 15Pk. 120z. Cans 5.O9 Parade sodas 120z. Cans 5/1. OO LET US FILL YOUR NEXT FREEZER ORDER Dr. Pepper Flavors ONLY! 120z. Can..X/1.OO H&B Food Store & Meat Market 2702 AV6. H • 763-9667 • Mori-Sat 7-7 • Sun 10-3 U.S.D.A. Foos Stamps Welcome • Money Orders The Original MEAT DEAL store 3 Lbs; to 100 Lbs. 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End cut pork Chops Only 1.49 Lb. center cut Pork Chops Only 1.99 Lb. Pork spare Ribs Only 1.59 Lb, Fore Quartes (Beef) 80t085Lb.AV....1.O9 Lb. Fresh Ground Meat Only 1.49 Lb. Fresh calf Liver .- Only 996 Lb. BOX Pork Ribs 3 1/2 Down 34.79 Ea. Fresh Frozen FREE I6oz Purex Detergent w/ $20.00 purchase Limit 1 gift Burr's Louisiana Hot Links 1.39 Lb. 10# BOX Honeycomb Trlpe...Oniy 9.90 Ea. Veal Short Ribs Only 2.O9 Lb, FREE PARADE 2 LITER SODA i W/ 40.00 OR MORE MEAT PURCHASE E >x Tails. ..2.09 Lb. 'orkFeet ...... Lb. SPECIAL GOOD 10-13 TO 10-31 Chicken Gizzards 5* box.Only 3.49 Ea. TEXAS CITY- Business is booming at Joe's Car Stop Too, where partners Joe Stevenson and Keith Lewetzki treat their customers like family. "Business has been excellent," says the jovial Stevenson. "I have lots of confidence in the city leaders cleaning up the downtown area,"he said. "I have a 10-year investment here and I'm excited about the future." Stevenson came to Texas in 1957 following service in the Army. He worked for a few dealerships in Galveston and then departed the area, not to return until 1981. "I like the climate, I like the people," he said, explaining what brought him back. "I bought a home here and I'm gonna retire here." Joe's Car Stop Too handles every type of automotive service you might need - air conditioning, alignment, oil changes, battery service, tune-ups, brake work and distributor repairs, among other things. And recently Joe and Keith added a new muffler department that can custom-fit your tailpipe. As busy as Stevenson, Lewetzki and their highly trained mechanics are, they're never too busy to give people the kind of service they won't always find at other shops. "you have to treat customers like you would want them to treat you," Stevenson said. "This is a family business - because I treat my customers like family," he said. "The business presently located at 831 Ninth Ave. N., is open Monday through Saturday, and though the hours can be long, Stevenson really enjoys his work. "I enjoy what I do or I wouldn't be doing it," he said. "I enjoy helping people with their problems. You know, sometimes, it's not their car that's broke - it's just some reassurance they need," Joe's Car Stop Too will soon be expanding into their new larger facility located at 1818 Texas Avenue in Texas City on October 18, 1993. Stevenson currently is working out the details on the property and staffing there. "The future looks real good," Stevenson said. Stevenson has 35 years of experience in automobile service and has received numerous awards, including Chrysler's Service Manager of the Year, Ford's Bronze Award, the Toyota Service Award and the Lincoln- Mercury Service Award. A new WOW class will be starting very soon, and all interested women are invited to sign up for this free - that's right, FREE - course of instruction. It's just one of the ways Joe Stevenson tries to put something back into his community. He is an active member of the Noon Optimist Club of Texas City, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 858, and the Mainland Elks Lodge 2141. For information on the women's auto classes, or to find out more about the many services offered at Joe's Car Stop Too, call 945-2858 or drop in at 1818 Texas Avenue. For all your automobile repair needs, give Joe's Car Stop Too a try. "Or else!" Joe Stevenson adds, wilh a grin. Joe's Car Stop Too Grand Opening October 18th! 1818 Texas Avenue Texas City, Texas

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