Saturday, December 4, 2010

RAY BAIN's MACR - February 21, 1945








I recently found this set of documents on FOOTNOTE.COM.

This is the Missing Air Crew Report for Ray Bain of the 354th Fighter Group.

I am now completing the sequence for the documentary about his time as a POW in WWII







Sunday, August 22, 2010

This is something I recently was hired to edit for the PRIMETIME EMMYS





Some people have asked about my regular job. This is something I recently edited for the company I have been working for. It is a 9 minute preview of next week's Emmy Award Show.

Friday, July 23, 2010

An Interesting Find - Kenneth Dahlberg Article


When I first started my research for the WWII documentaries, I bought 3 rolls of microfilms concerning the 354th Fighter Group from the US government for about $300. I then paid a company to scan them to images for me.

Today I found this page from what appears to be a magazine called SKYLINE (dated JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1945).

The article is called PORTRAIT OF AN ACE and is about Kenneth Dahlberg from the 353rd Fighter Squadron. The author of the article is Lt. Arthur F. Brown.

The Pledge


This is a scan of the "American Pledge of Allegiance" from a publication during the WWII era.

Thanks to Joseph Kronek and his daughter for sending it to us awhile back.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th was First Lt. Williams R. Perkins Birthday

William R. Perkins was born on July 4, 1920. He was killed in action a few weeks before his 24th birthday in 1944 serving with the 354th Fighter Group.

He would have been 90 years old today.

Here is a scan of the letter his grandmother received telling her about the fate of her son. At this point he was still officially considered MIA. It would be several months until she learned that William was killed during this morning mission.

Please remember why we celebrate July 4th! (and Happy Birthday, Bill)


Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Scans from the 356th Fighter Squadron's 1st Lt. Norman Davis





Norman Davis from the 354th FG's 356th FS sent me these scans awhile back. This magazine was from November 1944. It was sent to his wife in late December 1944. Norman told me this photo of him on the second page of the photo spread (a CU is also posted) was taken in Normandy at A-2 in July or August of 1944.

Friday, March 5, 2010

BO YO update

I spoke to a relative of Robert "Pops" Young today. Young's plane WAS named Bo-Yo and it was confirmed that this photo is of the 356th FS and the plane is BO-YO.


(I think there was a plane named YO-YO in another squadron)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

356th ac2


356th ac2
Originally uploaded by TwisterDog
According to the TwisterDog account on flickr, these planes are from the 356th FS.

If so check out the plane on the left side and third down. Does it say BO-YO? (or is it YO-YO) any thoughts?

If you click on the photo, it will take you to flickr. Then on top of the photo you can click ALL SIZES and then click the choice of ORIGINAL and that will bring up the highest quality version of the photo.

P-51B Mustang "Miss Pea Ridge"

This was found on flickr.com - This was from the 356th FS.

According to Doug Sheley's flicker account:

"P-51B-1-NA s/n 43-12433 "Miss Pea Ridge" (AJ-M) from the 356th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group 'Pioneer Mustang Group', 9th Air Force the pilot assigned was Mack Tyner."


If you click on the photo, it will take you to flickr. Then on top of the photo you can click ALL SIZES and then click the choice of ORIGINAL and that will bring up the highest quality version of the photo.

Monday, February 15, 2010

CHOW TIME - Photo from FOOTNOTE




This photo features 4 men from the "9th Air Force." I just found another document on FOOTNOTE that shows 1st Lt. Walter A. McKinney was in the 353rd FS of the 354th FG!

Perhaps these other men were too! Do you recognize any of them?

Charles W. Moore - MACR found on FOOTNOTE







(These two newspaper clipping were previously featured on this blog.)







Photo from FOOTNOTE.COM


Photo from FOOTNOTE.COM




Photo from FOOTNOTE.COM


Photo from FOOTNOTE.COM




Sunday, February 14, 2010