Timeless Voices - Hal Shook - D-Day Stories
June 6, 2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day - the Allied invasion of Normandy, France. In this excerpt from his interview, P-47 pilot Hal Shook describes the combat missions he flew on D-Day as commander of the 506th Fighter Squadron.
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Timeless Voices - M.J. "Jack" Gruber
M.J. "Jack" Gruber was a B-17 pilot with the 711th Bomb Squadron of the 477th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. He flew 33 combat missions. On one of his last missions he had to ditch his B-17 in the English Channel. (recorded in 2002)
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 - Robert Vrilakas
Robert Vrilakas was a P-38 Lightning pilot with the 94th Fighter Squadron of the 1st Fighter Group, 12th Air Force during World War II. He flew 51 combat missions in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Recorded in 2002.
Timeless Voices - Dick Cole
Dick Cole was copilot for Col. Jimmy Doolittle when Doolittle led a force of 16 B-25 bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to bomb targets in Japan on April 18, 1942 - the first attack on Japanese soil during World War II.
Timeless Voices - Eldon Bevens
Eldon Bevens (1925-2011) was a B-17 ball turret gunner with the 570th Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group during WWII. He flew 6 combat missions between November 1944 and January 1945 and was wounded on his final mission. Recorded in 2002.
Timeless Voices - Ray Stits
Ray Stits (1921-2015) is a legend in the homebuilt aircraft community. Designer of 15 airplanes, Ray was also the developer/founder of the Poly-Fiber aircraft coating process. In 1953, he joined EAA (#136 Lifetime) and founded EAA Chapter 1.