We are just getting started here, but we hope to put
a large selection of personal stories on this website. Needless
to say, our members are an awesome source of countless and amazing
Don Kent: Shadows 2000
"A reflection on the times of
The memories that we each
The members of the Minnesota Chapter share a comraderie that
draws them together each Wednesday.
Prozinski: Elusive Purple Heart
On April 17, 1945, tail gunner Prozinski
earned a Purple Heart when he was wounded in action on a mission
to Dresden, Germany. But it was 49 years before he actually
received his award!
While co-piloting a mission, lst Lt. Olson witnesses
a direct hit on a neighboring plane. Within seconds of the attack,
he snaps a picture of the wounded aircraft. In dangerous enemy
territory, he advises its crew not to bail out. Pictures
Bob Clemens: Survival!
June 27, 1944
- Budapest mission: Two engines out, 350 flak holes, more
than 37 cannon holes, and 500 miles to go!
July 31, 1944 - Ploesti Mission
Bob Egan Remembers the Hurley Brothers
Fred and Alec Hurley were older members of
Egan's B-24 crew who came to fight the war together. Crew
The Black Week Raid on Poland
The Egan crew's mission to the Polish Corridor
on October 9, 1943 was "long, eventful and memorable."
It was a week that altered the course of the war. The Germans
were not safe from our bombing anywhere!