UNITED STATES ARMY AIR CORPS WWII VETERAN INTERVIEWS

Discover the stories of the greatest conflict known to mankind through incredible first hand accounts.

EDWARD QUIGLEY

8TH AIR FORCE

In this interview, WWII Army Air Corps veteran Edward Quigley takes us back to Stalag 1, a German POW camp, after he was shot down on a mission over Germany. Fourteen months later, he was liberated by the Russians and had some crazy experiences even after being freed.

DANIEL KEEL

TUSKEGEE AIRMAN

Tuskegee Airman Daniel Keel shares his story of courage, bravery, and racial discrimination as he fought to be accepted as an officer in the Army Air Corp. When a white officer undermines the group of cadets, Keel and his fellow soldiers fight back to earn the right to serve their nation.

FRANK KLUM - PART 1

9TH AIR FORCE

In part one of his interview, hear WWII veteran Staff Sergeant Frank Klum discuss his time during the war. Learn about the conditions on the ground servicing airplanes in North Africa, Sicily, and Corsica. Frank also talks about the Kasserine Pass battle, and how his unit bombed targets for generals such as Patton and Montgomery. 

FRANK KLUM - PART 2

9TH AIR FORCE

In part two of his interview, Frank Klum talks about how he was decorated after saving an important mission, as well as the conditions after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 1944. Frank also describes how he talked his boss into letting him fly a combat mission to bomb a bridge in Southern France.

CHARLES KONSLER

8TH AIR FORCE

Watch WWII veteran Lt. Colonel Charles Konsler discuss his service in Europe in the Army Air Corps. He was part of a team who flew P-51 Fighters to Sweden to build up their Air Force in 1945. Along the way, Konsler encountered a German fighter and after an aggressive dogfight he managed to shoot down the enemy, scoring his first kill.

SAM MASTROGIACOMO - PART 1

8TH AIR FORCE

WWII veteran Sam Mastrogiacomo shares his experiences fighting for control of the skies in Europe during World War II in part one of his interview. He was a tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber, playing a vital role in the protection of the bomber and outcome of the missions. Hear Sam's breathtaking story of his 13th and last mission from being shot up by a German Focke-Wulf 190, to his crew's capture by the Swedish.

SAM MASTROGIACOMO - PART 2

8TH AIR FORCE

In part two of Sam Mastrogiacomo's interview, hear about the conditions inside the Swedish POW camp. After being held for months, Sam and fellow American prisoners arranged their escape with help from the Swedish. The story of their miraculous escape is incredible. 

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