The Jetman flying alongside one of the most elegant airplanes of them all:
Yep. My Dad was a pilot, too. Both my grandfathers served. My Paupa was a pilot and did a lot of the mechanical upkeep because he was good at it. I think he flew every plane he could get his hands on. My Grandpa parachuted out of an exploding plane and lost a good bit of his hearing and sense of humor.I don't think I've ever met anybody who could say both their grandfathers flew B-17's. Quite a heritage there!
Cool story! Thanks for sharing it.If you're interested. Right before my Paupa died, the last year or so, I started pumping him for info. My Nana was dying. He never talked about his service, but I asked if I could write his story. This piece I wrote is based on the stories he told me about waiting to deploy and never getting there.