Leland Walzel Tried to Save 11th Man

My brother was KIA on his 25th mission on 6th March 1944 over Berlin. According to the navigator he was not hurt when they took a direct hit from flak. Read the rest of this entry »

Navigator from Tulsa Credited with 47 Missions

Born 12 March 1919, Leroy R. Borden and his older brother opened their first restaurant in Tulsa, OK in 1935. Leroy was only sixteen and still in High School. By WWII they had three restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »

Native New Yorker Flew 35 Missions

The eldest of three children and a native of Manhattan, Robert Saffir had just started college when war broke out. He quit school, volunteered and joined the Army Air Forces. Read the rest of this entry »

Lost in Action Against German Railroads

A P-47 pilot with the 313th Squadron the “Lucky Puppies” 1st Lieutenant Robert Rakos graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Read the rest of this entry »