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.
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.