That's great. Thanks for posting.
I was in the Proving Ground Command 1944- 1946 And we tested all those planes under cold weather conditions at Ladd Feild in Fairbanks, Alaska. Great to see them again. We had at least one of every plane the air force had and I got to fly in a lot of them, Of course not the fighters Thanks for posting. John
And they ALL DID IT FOR US THANK YOU THANK YOU !!
What a treasure!
WOW! That was great. It's just like being there.
Thanks for posting it Ed.
Thanks for posting! Truly the greatest generation.
Being a railroad fanatic, I had to go look this up. On Google Earth, I found the remains of the destroyed railroad infrastructure in the area of the Ruhr River, especially the city of Essen. Totally amazing that this man lived long enough to see this footage.
Great video...utmost respect for guys like this.
that was awesome!
I've seen this before. I work in a military heritage museum. There's a whole bunch of 'politically incorrect' war history out there if you know where to go looking for it.
Not only is is great to see a vet get to review his old Air Corps days but it was VERY thoughtful for those young fellows to attempt to locate anyone in the film reels and not only show them the film but give them a copy.
My Father who was shot down over Lille France on 31-8-43 and spent two years in a POW camp was contacted by a fellow from England who was writing a book about the 558th Bomb Squadron (M). To my Fathers suprise the English fellow was a young boy during the war that his bomb group had "adopted" and was now wanting to repay the men with a memorial at the old airfield. He sent my Father a very nice lithograph of his Squadron as a thank you for his help on providing corrected information about his crew.
I don't mean to ramble on but I have seen first hand how important it was to my father to be remembered by those they were trying to protect.
So my hat is off to the young men who put that video together.
What a terrific, unassuming fellow.
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Nothing sounds like a Merlin.
They truly were the greatest generation
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Alone and unarmed! God Bless those guys!
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That has got to be one of the best short stories l have seen, thank you for digging that one up.