Saturday, July 12, 2008
I have an award to accept and pass on. But before I do, I want to share a couple photos and YouTube that our friend Peter found about my dad in WWII. Now I have lots of photos of my dad in WWII, but these are special because someone else took them and they traveled more than 60 years to come back to my mom and me.
This is my Dad. Or I should say Lieutenant Dad...
This is my dad and his best buddy. They flew in the Battle of the Bulge. Every time they went out on a sortie, only half their squadron came back. Then it was just the two of them. They went to their CO individually asking that the other guy not be sent out again. So they got leave and caught a flight to the south coast of France. To Nice. But the pilot got lost and ended up flying over a battle field in Italy where they were shot at. They finally got their leave. And I have the key to the hotel in Nice where my dad stayed.
This is the You Tube of my dad's crew chief Joseph Kronek talking about my dad and some other fellows taking him "Hedge Hopping".