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)