Wednesday, October 31, 2012

354th Footage on wesite

Some interesting footage of the 354th found on PATHE NEWS website:
Bill Davis' plane (SPORTY) can be seen; also JULLIANE HI.
Col. George Bickell is also seen.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chuck Tighe has passed away

I just received the sad news that Chuck Tighe passed away on Thursday. Chuck was in the 355th Fighter Squadron. He is featured in many of our videos. I will miss him. Rest in Peace, Chuck!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


William W. Louie was an original member of the 354th Fighter Group. He started with them in the states then traveled with them to Europe and through the end of the war. His duties included painting the nose art and murals.

In this tribute video we talk with Will about his career AFTER the war. We also get a look at many of his paintings.

(Throughout the years, Will has been a great resource for information about the 354th Fighter Group and his photos have featured in many of our videos. Thanks Will!!!)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sad News - Our friend Paul Cornell passed away

I got the sad news that Paul Cornell passed away last month. It was an incredible shock, as I just exchanged emails with him recently. He was a kind and generous man. He will be missed! His friend, Ted Skowronek of the 354th passed away earlier in the year.

Rest in Peace, Paul.

(photo of  me, Ted Skowronek and Paul Cornell)