Honoring

Victor Bilek: WWII Engineer Part 2

Victor had an amazing 35 year career just at Wright-Patterson field, and he loves to share those experiences. He sat and entertained us for quite some time there on that very field during the 75th Doolittle Reunion, quite an honor to be there. In this...

Victor Bilek: WWII Engineer Part 1

Victor had an amazing 35 year career just at Wright-Patterson field, and he loves to share those experiences. He sat and entertained us for quite some time there on that very field during the 75th Doolittle Reunion, quite an honor to be there. In this...

Sid Cullen: WWII Gunner: Told by Raymond McMullen

Raymond shared another unique story of his father's, about the sacrifice of his turret gunner, Sid Cullen. Sid died saving his fellow airmen, and to this day may have never received the acknowledgement he deserved. This video of Sid's sacrifice is a small...

Desmond McMullen: WWII Spitfire Pilot

Raymond was kind enough to share with us the story of his father, Desmond McMullen, who flew in the Battle of Britain until the end of the war, in Spitfires and Hurricanes. Thank you Desmond

Ralph Goodwin: WWII Navy Radio Operator

Ralph was a pleasure to meet, and sure had some stories, like surviving the sinking of the Yorktown during the war. As with all of the veterans we meet, our time together was brief but memorable, as he also honored us by signing Betty's bomb bay.

Tom Bristol: B-25H Tailgunner

Tom made a lasting impression with our crew, being the first veteran to sign the bomb bay door, as well as opening up the way he did about his experiences as a tailgunner in B-25's and a ball turret gunner in B-17's.

Joe McPhail: Corsair Ace, WWII Pilot Part 2

In part 2, Joe took some questions and gave some amazing answers. Joe McPhail is a regular at our hanger. At Wings Over Houston, he was nice enough to sit down with a couple classes of kids and share his experiences.

Wendell Hanson: B-25 Pilot, Part 2

Wendell had so much to share, we did a second part. In this, he talks about his last run in a B-25. At Sioux Falls last summer, a good friend of Alan happened to find us, and we were thrilled to see him! Wendell Hanson flew many B-25s in the war, and many variants,...

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