|This is a true story of an American WWII Fighter Ace, Lt Gordon H. McDaniel of Sweetwater, Tennessee.
He was a member of the 325th Fighter Group, the "Checkertail Clan". His friends called him Mac.
|Time is like a river, you cannot touch the same water twice, Because the flow that has passed
will never pass again! Enjoy every moment of life!
We would like to thank all the folks listed below for all their help in the making of this website:
Gary Bullock , he has been just great. Gary was a flying buddy of Mac's and is an adopted member of the McDaniel
Clan. Be sure and visit Gary's website.
Ray Burns for all his help in finding out who Mac's wingman was (it was Ray's uncle) on the day he became an
Ace in a Day. Ray has built his own website as a tribute to his uncle Lt Robert C Burns.
Lt Harold P. Kick, a pilot with the 318th Fighter Squadron during the war, for all his help in figuring out what plane
"it's a Dog" was.
Mr Kevin McCray and his wife Gayle (Kerro) McCray for the great photos and information. Gayle is the daughter of
John Kerro, John was the crew chief on #69 P-51 Mustang "Penrod" and crew chief when"Penrod" became "Chinese
Salvatore Primiano CAVALLO, our friend in Lesina Italy, that helped us figure out what all the photo's of Italy were.
Thank you all
Our connection to Mac and the 325th Fighter Group: My wife of 49 years, Sue, is Mac's daughter. Sue is such a
big part of this website. She scanned all the pictures and proof reads everything, it helps to be married to an
English Major. We made this website not just as a tribute to Mac and all of the McDaniel family, but also for all the
brave men and women that gave so much over 70 years ago. They changed the world. My name is Frank
Connections and Credits