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Timeless Voices - Leo Thorsness
Medal of Honor recipient Leo Thorsness was a USAF F-105 fighter pilot with the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron during the Vietnam War. He was shot down on April 30, 1967 and spent six years as a POW in North Vietnam.
B-29 Crew Members Meet Again
B-29 Aircraft Commander Lewis Graham and Tailgunner Donald Hundt are the only two remaining from their crew. They met up again at AirVenture 2011, likely for the last time.
Timeless Voices - B-17 Ball Turret Gunner Combat Stories
This compilation of combat stories from B-17 ball turret gunners Fred Zurbuchen, Bob Strehlow, and June Paul Longley is in honor of the restoration of the ball turret on EAA's B-17G Flying Fortress 'Aluminum Overcast.'
Timeless Voices - Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson was a B-17 pilot with the 493rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force based at Debach, England during World War II.
Timeless Voices - Glenn Martin
New Zealander Glenn Martin has been fascinated with the idea of owning a jet pack since he was a young boy. While in college he began developing plans for a ducted-fan powered "jet" pack. Today the Martin Jetpack is a reality.
Timeless Voices - Hal Weekley
Hal Weekley (1921-2010) was a B-17 pilot with the 601st Bomb Squadron of the 398th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during WWII, and the last of the WWII combat pilots to actively fly a B-17, retiring from flying EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast in 2001.
Timeless Voices - Douglas Ward
Douglas Ward was a B-17 ball turret gunner with the 15th Air Force flying 18 missions out of Italy before transferring to the 8th Air Force and flying another 25 missions out of England during World War II.
Timeless Voices - Bruce MacFarland
Bruce MacFarland was a ball turret gunner with the 487th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He flew 26 combat missions in the B-24 and 4 combat missions in the B-17.
Timeless Voices - Harold Welborn
Harold Welborn was a B-24 navigator with the 758th Bomb Squadron of the 495th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force flying out of Italy during World War II Nearly shot down on only his second mission, Harold would go on to have some very harrowing experiences.
Timeless Voices - Florenze Ackmann
Florenze Ackmann was a B-26 flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 557th Bomb Squadron of the 387th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. He flew 40 combat missions over Europe during WWII.
Timeless Voices - Robert Stehlow
Robert Strehlow was a B-17 ball turret gunner with the 728th Bomb Squadron of the 452nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He completed 27 combat missions.
Timeless Voices - Tom Tamraz
Tom Tamraz (1919-2006) was a B-17 gunner with the 831st BS, 485th BG, 8th AF in England. He transferred to B-24s in the 67th BS, 44th BG, 15th AF in Italy, and later bailed out over Yugoslavia on December 26, 1944 and walked for 44 days to freedom.
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