Timeless Voices - Alexander Jefferson
Alexander Jefferson was a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. As a P-51 pilot with the 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group he flew 18 missions before being shot down on Aug. 12, 1944. He spent 9 months as a POW in Stalag Luft 3.
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Timeless Voices - C.E. "Bud" Anderson
C.E. "Bud" Anderson flew P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. Over the couse of two combat tours and 116 combat missions, Bud became an ace credited with 16.25 aerial victories.
Timeless Voices - Les Smith
Les Smith enlisted in the Army Air Corps in November 1941. He joined the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group as one of the group's original P-47 pilots. He flew 138 combat missions during WWII and was credited with 7 aerial victories.
Timeless Voices - Frank McCauley
Frank McCauley flew P-47s with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. He flew 45 combat missions between April and November of 1943 and was credited with 5.5 aerial victories during his combat tour, making him an ace.
Timeless Voices - William Hartshorn
William Hartshorn was a P-47 pilot with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group - the famed "Zemke's Wolfpack." He was shot down on his 26th mission on Sept. 18, 1944 during Operation Market Garden.
Timeless Voices - Steve Ritchie
Brig. Gen. (USAF Ret.) Steve Ritchie made history as the only United States Air Force pilot ace of the Vietnam War, flying an F-4 Phantom II and shooting down five MiG-21 fighters between May and August of 1972.
Timeless Voices - Don McKibben
Don McKibben was one of the original cadre of pilots with the 352nd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He flew 80 combat missions with the 486th Fighter Squadron in P-47s and P-51s until September 1944.