Saturday, April 19, 2014

British Pathe Newsreel of the 354th FIghter Group

I posted this newsreel before in 2012 - but only recently British Pathe posted much better copies of their newsreels on their youtube channel.

Bill Davis and Lowell Brueland (and others can be seen in this footage).





Friday, April 18, 2014

More interesting pages - This time from the Decemeber 1943 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE





A few more wonderful finds from the December 1943 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE relating to the P-51 and the Army Air Corps.

I am not sure when this issue actually hit the news stands, but with the date of December 1943, this was probably one of the first magazines to have a photograph and info about the P-51.

From the December 1943 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE. This may be one of the first photographs and information published in the American press about the P-51. It already mentions the Rolls-Royce engine!

From the December 1943 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE. Notice this advertisement mentions "P-51 Mustang" as one of the US planes it powers. 
From the December 1943 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE. An ad for the "Greatest Team in the World."

Is this the V-1 rocket bomb? According to my historical papers, the first time the 354th encountered a V-1 bomb flying over was the night of June 12, 1944. From the December 1943 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

POPULAR SCIENCE - July 1944 Issue -

This is from the previous issue of POPULAR SCIENCE that I posted earlier. It is the teaser about the article I posted.












Monday, April 14, 2014

POPULAR SCIENCE AUGUST 1944 ARTICLE on THE 354th FIGHTER GROUP









I had never seen this article about the 354th Fighter Group until I bought this August 1944 issue of Popular Science.

It contained photos and info I had not seen before.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

William Louie - shows us some color footage of himself from WWII

In 2007, William Louie showed us some film clips shot in 1945 that were included in a History Channel documentary called "The Color of War." They showed him painting some planes from the 356th Fighter Squadron. 






Hugh Gibson - Medic

Here is 2006 photo of Hugh Gibson (a medic with the 354th FG) and his wife.





Nathan Glick - Combat Artist

I just read that Nathan Glick passed away in October 2012. Rest in Peace. He was a kind man. He lived to be over 100. It was a pleasure meeting you, your wife and your daughter.


Sgt. Nathan Glick (right) draws Dick Turner

Nathan Glick's drawing

Nathan Glick's drawing of James Edwards
Other Glick drawings

Nathan Glick during our 2006 interview in Portland, OR

Nathan Glick during our 2006 interview in Portland, OR