Sunday, September 24, 2017

Full Military Honors for Chuck and Lilian Hawley - Will be held at Arlington Cemetery October 23. 2017

I just heard from Charles W. Hawley's daughter, Donna. Both Chuck and his wife passed away earlier this year. On October 23, 2017 their full military honors service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. She wanted me to let the 354th Group and their families know. She asked that if you remembered them both in your prayers, it would be an honor.
I interviewed Chuck at one of the three 354th reunions I attended. During his interview, the story of how he met him wife was very beautiful. And so one of the short documentary segments is about him and his "English bride".



Rest in peace Chuck and Lilian Hawley

Saturday, December 31, 2016

In 2007, Ted Skowronek visited the Aviation Explorer Post 352

In 2007, Rich Cutshall owner of the Anzio Landing Restaurant, was a supporter of Mesa, AZ's Aviation Explorer Post 352. Rich invited Major Ted Skowronek of the 354th FG in WWII to speak to the scouts. Interviews include Rich Cutshall, Major Ted Skowronek, Stephen Sloan, James Maxcy, Will Cutshall and Eric Horton.

Ted Skowronek spoke to the scouts and then took a flight on "Barbie II" a B-25H.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Peter Wilson passed away recently

I just found out from Will Louie that Peter Wilson (an armorer with the 356th Fighter Squadron) passed away at age 95 on September 17, 2016. He was a very nice man. We met him a few times during the 354th Reunions. Rest in Peace, Peter.


http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/




Training in Miami Beach

Peter in WWII

Peter and Dottie Wilson

Peter and Dottie Wilson and me (Jon Teboe) in 2007









Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Video - James Howard and DING HAO!

James Howard was the only fighter pilot in the ETO to be awarded the Medal of Honor during WWII. James Howard was leading a flight of P-51s on January 11, 1944 when he found himself alone protecting  a squadron of US bombers from about 40 German enemy planes. Peter Wilson, General F. Michael Rogers and Will Louie tell the story.






Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Video - Edward R. Regis Tribute

Edward R. Regis was a fighter pilot in the 353rd Fighter Squadron. In this tribute video he talks about his time as a P-51 pilot, getting shot down and becoming a POW. He also talks about "The Great March" in which hundreds of thousands of Allied POWS were forced to march across Germany in blizzard conditions.





Friday, June 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO - NATHAN H. GLICK - AMERICAN ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

94 year old Nathan H. Glick tells us about his career as a combat artist in WWII. Much of his time was spent covering the 354th Fighter Group for "The Stars and Stripe" newspaper. Some never before seen drawings of Nathan are featured. --- Nathan H. Glick (1912 - 2012)





Friday, May 27, 2016

Lt. Col. Ralph Delgado, Jr. Tribute - New Video





Lt. Col. Ralph Delgado, Jr. talks about his WWII career in the 355th Fighter Squadron. He tells about being a "Fighter-Bomber Boy," flak, and "dodging bullets."

Ralph is featured in our most popular video on youtube with over 80,000 views ! It is called "P-51s vs. ME 262s."

Enjoy this tribute to Lt. Col. Ralph Delgado, Jr.