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.
In Bomber Aircraft
Timeless Voices - Doug Holt
Doug Holt was only 19 years old when he went into combat flying B-17s with the 534th Bomb Squadron of the 381st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. At only 5 feet 4 inches tall, he was also one of the shortest B-17 pilots of the war!
Timeless Voices - Clarence "Clancy" Hess
Clancy Hess had his first flight lesson with air racer Johnny Livingston in 1930. He was a charter member of AOPA in 1939, flew dive bombers as a Marine aviator during World War Two, and had a 32-year flying career with American Airlines.
Timeless Voices - Lester RentmeesterC
Lester Rentmeester served as a B-17 pilot with the 324th Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. After the war, Lester served in the Air Force working in photo reconnaissance until retiring in 1972.
Timeless Voices - Thomas Griffin
Thomas Griffin (1916-2013) was a B-25 navigator on the #9 plane of the Doolittle Raid attack on Japan in April 1942. After the raid he was assigned to B-26s with the 319th Bomb Group in N. Africa, where he was shot down and spent 22 months as a POW.
Timeless Voices - Robert Tank
After washing out of pilot training, Robert Tank served as a B-17 bombardier with the 364th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. His plane was shot down on Nov. 26, 1943 and Robert became a POW at Stalag Luft 1.
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.