WHITSON, Warren, Jr. (b. 1918) | Oral History

WHITSON, Warren, Jr. (b. 1918)

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Businessman. His experiences as a B-17 pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Pre-flight and flight training, 1943; assignment to 493rd Bomb Group, 860th Bomb Squadron, at Stone, England; characteristics of the B-17G; first mission, Berlin; problems with flak; tactics to counter German radar; engine trouble and crash landing in eastern Germany; rescue by Soviet troops; trip by C-47 back to England via Poltava, Teheran, Cairo, Tripoli, Dijon; assignment to new crew; shot down by German fighter planes on seventeenth mission; brief experience as POW; liberation by British troops.
Date of Interview: November 22, 1995

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