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 - 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 - Carl Unger
Carl Unger (1931-2013) designed and constructed the iconic Breezy prototype in 1964 with fellow corporate pilots Charley Roloff and Bob Liposky. For over 40 years, Carl flew the Breezy to air shows and other events, giving thousands of free rides.
Timeless Voices - Douglas Gordon-Forbes
Douglas Gordon-Forbes (1920-2013) served as a B-17 bombardier with the 571st Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. He flew 25 combat missions during his tour in Europe.
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 - 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 - 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.