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 - Scott Welch
Scott Welch flew B-17s with the 527th Bomb Squadron of the 379th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. He flew 32 combat missions in the European Theater of Operations and finished his overseas tour flying cargo and wounded troops on C-47s.
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!
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 - Joe Kittinger
Joe Kittinger is best known for the high-altitude balloon flights and record-setting parachute jumps that he made while heading the U.S. Air Force's "Project Manhigh" and "Project Excelsior" in the 1950s and 1960s.
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 - 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.