Below you will find
stories that have been collected from veterans to this site. If you have
a story that you would like to add to our site, please feel free to e-mail
it to us!
Stories from the Pacific
15 minute video from WWII B-17 veteran Lou Roffman who was at Hickam Field at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. His story includes how he tried to get a B-17 in the air during the attack and a B-17 bombing mission against the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway.
Poem written by the webmaster in tribute to the men and women who work
so hard to keep the few surviving B-17s up and flying.
Story of Ol' Dad
Story of a Belgian looking for information on a B-17 that crashed near
his home when he was a boy.
Story of Ol' Dad Part 2
Almost three years after the original story was posted on this site, a
visitor sends information and a personal story from Ol' Dad's tailgunner.
Story of Ol' Dad Part 3
The story continues. A gentleman from England on holiday in the States sits down to play with a man in coveralls with a banjo and comes away with a friendship with Major Shaddix, pilot of Ol' Dad.
Personal story of Vance McDonald, a B-17 crewmember that was shot down
while flying missions with the 15th AF out of Italy. These are his personal
memories written about his training, combat experiances, and captivity
in a German POW camp.