Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012: Historic Dachshund Fun

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. ~ Dachshund Lover John F. Kennedy

We want to take a moment to thank all the men and women who serve and protect us, today and every day, past and present.  If it weren't for you, we wouldn't be sitting here blogging about Dachshunds, and complaining about the weather.  Thank you.
As long-time readers of The Long and Short of it All know, we take extra time and effort to post military-inspired Dachshund photos and stories on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Today we bring you these historic WW2 US Army Air Corps photos of a Dachshund mascot sitting on top of a P-51D Mustang with his pals.  Above, he enjoys the company of Lieutenant Hatfield.

It really is a photo op! Here's our red smooth boy with Captain Wicker

And finally, our hero really doesn't look so happy sitting up that high all alone without his buddies

Have a great Memorial Day.

If you are a new reader at The Long and Short of it All, you will definitely want to visit the archives for some absolutely amazing military-inspired Dachshund tales and images:

Dachshund Homecoming Video

Happy Memorial Day

Veterans Day and Dachshunds

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Fritz and the "Jane" Cartoon Series

Dachshunds in History: The Saga of Sgt. Wally D. Hund

Dachshunds Reunited with their Dads in the News

Dachshunds and Veterans Day

Dachshunds Teleconferencing with their Dads in Iraq in the News

Dachshunds in History: Mimi, A Most Unpopular Dog During WW2

Memorial Day Dachshund: Meet Gus

Dachshund News Roundup! - story on Vietnam War Veteran Jim Quick and his dachshund

Dachshund News Roundup! - story on Iraq War Veteran Scott MacKenzie and his new rescue boy

Dachshunds in History: Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!

Dachshunds in History: Dogs of War


Alicia said...

Great vintage photo posting. I don't think that our little P-51 hero doxie is nervous, just miffed that they won't show him how to crank the engine!

Alison said...

Whoa! I thought that first photo was a young Bob Crane. Scared me for a minute there. But I guess anyone can be a dachshund lover!

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