Wednesday, March 12, 2008

NEW CLIP FROM THE DOCUMENTARY!!!

I just finished a 3 minute clip featuring Ed Regis and Fred Fehsenfeld.




This clip tells about Moosburg's POW camp in April 1945....and a special mission of the 354th Fighter Group!

I want to thank the people of www.stalag.moosburg.org for letting us use the photos of the POW camp. Take a look at their website.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Two Interesting Photos from Ray Bain's Collection

Last year when we met with Ray Bain, he let us scan some of his great collection of World War II items. Here are two.

The first is a photo of the plaque dedicated to the 354th Fighter Group.






And this second one is a newspaper clipping published right before Ray went to war.





Thanks, Ray, for letting us see these wonderful things! We hope to see you at this year's 354th Fighter Group Reunion.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Aunt Nell Sends a Historical Document

My Aunt Nell sent me a scan of a document she found on www.footnote.com. It is a flight report written by William R. Perkins about his mission on 28 May, 1944.

Thanks for sending this!

Take a look.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Americans who flew in the RAF before joining the 354th FG

Here is another great photo from Pete Wilson's collection.






I recently received an email from the author of "Immigrants of War," a WW2 book about the men who flew with the RCAF/RAF before flying for the United States. His name is Wally Fydenchuk.

He was able to send me some very useful information about William R. Perkins, my relative who served in the 354th Fighter Group.

Re: William Perkins : RCAF Service Number: R 137297

Received his RCAF pilot wings at No. 8 Service Flying Training School, Moncton, New Brunswick on November 6, 1942. Upon graduation received Pilot Officer commission J.20640. Retired from the RCAF September 27, 1943 to transfer to the USAAF.

This will help with my timeline for the "Angel From Hell" documentary.

Take a look at his website - www.immigrantsofwar.com.