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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I took a flight on a P-51 C

To celebrate ten years of making video documentaries about the men of the 354th Fighter Group, I decided to take a flight in a P-51 !

What a wonderful experience ! I was even able to steer the plane for awhile. The pilot took me through some aerial maneuvers - quite fun !







Here are some videos from the flight !

































For more info on this plane I flew in go to :   http://www.collingsfoundation.org/aircrafts/north-american-tp-51c-mustang/







Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ralph Brown passed away at age 99

I just learned the sad news of Ralph Brown's passing. He was the 99 year old man who was a fighter pilot in WWII who I met and interviewed last August. He was still active and quite an inspiration to me. Rest in Peace, Ralph.



http://www.shivesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Ralph-Brown-16/






Sunday, March 20, 2016

NEW VIDEO: THE BILL DAVIS TRIBUTE - EXTENDED VERSION - 18 minutes

I have been editing many new segments and extended versions of previously edited segments in preparation of  a 10 hour DVD set of all my 354th Fighter Group interviews.

In honor of Lt. Col. William Davis recently celebrating his 95th birthday, I am posting this extended version of his tribute video using his interviews with us in 2006 and 2007.

Happy Birthday, Bill !!!
























Friday, March 4, 2016

"B-Flight" photo from William R. Perkins' diary

This is from William R. Perkins' WWII diary - April 13, 1944.


Perkins was killed in action on June 13, 1944.


In the photo are Leonard Jackson, Bob Shoup, "Tex" Gillis,
(2nd row) - Gerber, Perkins and Jim Edwards.



We interviewed Jim Edwards in 2008.