Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am off to Miami for a week...

I am taking a week off of work to get back to Miami where I am from.

It will be a nice relaxing vacation.

I will post some more videos when I get back to LA.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

SYLMAR FIRE UPDATE

Once again fierce fires are destroying homes in Southern California. Although there was another evacuation today, our house was just a few blocks out of the mandatory evacuation zone. Luckily the fire did not get anywhere near as close as it did a few weeks ago. But many other houses were lost a few miles from here.

Thanks to everyone who has called and emailed me about this.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lt Whelan Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC










I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Lt Rody Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC












I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Powers Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC






I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Lt Brueland Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC






I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Capt. Bradley Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC

Bickel Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC






I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Lt. Perkins Gun Camera Footage - from MSNBC






I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

CHUCK HAWLEY GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE

This short clip is of Chuck Hawley's Gun Camera footage that was showcased on MSNBC this week.







I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE ON MSNBC.COM

Alton Harvey told me that MSNBC has some gun camera footage posted online.


I see that there is gun camera footage from Chuck Hawley and Lowell Brueland (two of the men we interviewed) at the end of the video! And there is even footage from Bill Perkins's gun camera and one of his diary entries explains in detail what is happening on the film!!!




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27651379#27651379

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27651379#27648023




I have been trying to get the higher resolution from the Library of Congress but have not been successful yet. By the way the WWII photographer was:


 S/Sgt Albert E. Newton, U.S. Army Combat Photographer.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Veterans Day - New 8 Minute Clip !

Happy Veterans Day!

Here is the latest clip. It is an 8 minute clip featuring some of Ray Bain's memories of WW2.

He talks about his wife, his plane and his time in the service.

(This clip doesn't include any information about his time as a POW or being shot down. That will be completed and posted here soon.)







Please let us know what you think!

Jon and Zev and Fran

Friday, November 7, 2008

NEW CLIP FROM THE DOCUMENTARY!!! RAY BAIN

Check out the first minute of our segment about Raymond P. Bain, one of the Heroes of the 354th!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

News Clipping and Press Release - Ray Bain

I decided to post these two scans from Ray Bain's collection. They are a press release and a newspaper article from 1945.






I am close to finishing two video segments about Ray Bain. The first one is about Ray, his plane and his wife.

The other one is about the mission Ray was on and got shot down and then captured by the Germans in 1945.

Enjoy the articles!!!!