Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Preview Trailer of "Heroes" is on youtube

This is a sampling of what "The Heroes of the 354th Fighter Group" will be like. This is the sample reel I completed a few months and gave to the men on DVD. I will be updating this when I get back from my last trip for this film. Not exactly a complete trailer, this reel gives the viewers a chance to see some of the men we have met and some of the stories we will be featuring. We have interviewed a few men who are not in this version of the sample reel. I hope to update this with all the men when I get back from my trip to Ohio. (This presentation is © by Jon Teboe, except for the images that belong to the people who lent them for us to use. Those images are © their owners.)

I am going to be able to spend a day or two in Grand Rapids after the 354th Reunion and The Mustang Legends Air Show. My plans are to drive to Grand Rapids on Saturday night and spend Sunday and Monday getting shots of places where Bill lived and hung out. Although we were just there, we did not really get enough video footage.

I just spoke to someone at East Grand Rapids High School and they located the 1938 yearbook. This is the year Bill graduated. I will go and take some digital photos for use in the film. Bill's last name in high school was WOLF. His last name later changed to PERKINS. Bill is in many photos in the 1937 yearbook that I saw at the public library a few weeks ago. I am also going to spend more time at the public library doing more research.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Updating This Blog...

I am attending the final reunion of the 354th Fighter Group in Columbus, Ohio next week. When I get back I will be updating this blog with all the postings from my original website.

Until then, please log onto to see all of our videos and photos from the past year.

My goal is to get everything transferred to this blog by the end of November. And then this will be the main place on the web to get update about our projects.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Flak Sequence

A sequence from our documentary that is about the dangers of German flak. Col. Arthur Owen and 1st Lt. Chuck Tighe remember their experience with flak during World War 2. Passages from Bill Perkins' 1944 war diary are featured.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

"Ensign Babs" Clip on Youtube

Take a look at a sequence from our film, "The Heroes of the 354th Fighter Group."

This is a story about the plane named "Ensign Babs."


Saturday, September 1, 2007