Shouting at Hitler

April 17, 2018

In this second installment of our Personal Courage series, B-17 pilot Dick Nelms takes us on one of his missions and shares how he and his comrades dealt with fear and other realities of war. From a young age, Dick loved planes and when the time came to participate in the war effort, he knew he wanted to fly. And it’s a good thing he did: his 35 missions contributed to the final Allied victory. Dick looks back on his time in the B-17 and is proud of “putting a dent in Hitler’s war machine.”

 

 

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Topics: WWII, FlightDeck, History, Personal Courage, B-17