Saturday, June 08, 2013

The old plane and the old man.

A B-17G was down in New Orleans the other day, as was Leonard "Mickey" Hurley, a former B-17 crewman.

A bit of Google curiosity revealed that Mr. Hurley has quite the story about his war days.

Interview with S/Sgt Mickey Hurley.

America clearly had no shortage of great men back in the day. So what happened?


  1. Great story, and he's lucky he survived...

  2. I lost a friend in Indiana last year, who'd been a ball turret gunner. I used to listen to his stories; I only wish I had recorded them.

  3. Anonymous11:13 PM

    Liberals in our schools turned our young men in to wussies