My grandparent’s have some interesting history from the Second World War. My Grandfather from my father’s side, as a German national, fought with the Wehrmacht on the Russian front. He was captured by the Russians, but was able to escape to cross American lines where he was recaptured and eventually was able to emmigrate to the USA.
On my mother’s side, my Grandmother was an Army nurse in North Africa and later Italy, on the American side. My Grandfather was a fighter pilot for the Army Air Corps, and flew the P-38 lightning. He shot down three German fighters before he was shot down himself and killed during a bomber escort mission over southern France, on June 25, 1944. I recently found some archival information about him that’s pretty interesting.
This page is from the unit monthly mission report, he is referenced on the 25th.
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This post was written by admin on May 5, 2009