(Co B) [1921 - 2008]
He was only in the 508th one month when he
was severely wounded in Holland and evacuated.
Leslie A. Droge
(Service Co) was transferred to the 541st before the
508th shipped to the ETO but attended many 508th reunions.
(Hq 1st) a late arrival joining the company in
Lester "Pat" Dunlap
was in the 325th GIR during the war and after re-enlisting he was
transferred to Co E serving in the honor guard.
drove this car in the '50s at Arlington Speedway, a quarter-mile
dirt track. "Duke" Dushensky (right) with Jimmy Camillaccio, one of the
[PICTURE THE PAST, Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie,
NY), 26 Aug 2012, Sunday, Page G1
Duke's car was a 1947 Hudson Hornet Coupe, very popular as stock
racers in those days.
The Hornet dominated stock car racing in the early-1950s. Its
308 cu in (5.0 L) six-cylinder engine produced high torque at low RPMs
and could beat V-8s from other makes whose power advantage came only at
much higher RPMs. There was no room on a quarter-mile race track with
short straight-aways to get the V8 RPMs that high..