Warbird Radio Presents
Listen as history comes alive on Warbird Radio Presents. Meet the individuals who have helped shape history and those who are working hard to preserve our history today. Warbird Radio Presents features weekly in-depth interviews on subjects past and present. Whether it's a bombing missions over Europe in WWII or flying modern unmanned aerial systems in the global war on terror... it's all here on Warbird Radio Presents.
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WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of Warbird Radio Presents – we hear the story of EAA’s Timeless Voices of Aviation interview with George Brooks. Â Mr. Brooks enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and was called up in March 1943. Classified as a pilot, George learned to fly P-51 Mustangs and was sent overseas where he joined the 382nd Fighter Squadron of the 363rd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force based in France. George flew five combat missions before being shot down during a dawn patrol near Argentan, France on August 13, 1944. Despite an injured arm and leg, he managed to evade capture and made his way to friendly lines. After three weeks of recovery in a British hospital, George found that the 363rd had been converted to a Tactical Reconnaissance Group. After bouncing around for three months he was assigned to the 9th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flying Mustangs again. He finished the war with 80 weather recon missions.
SHOW DEBUTS 5/18/11 at 11:00am (EASTERN)
WARBIRD RADIO – EC-47 crew member Danny Russell talks about his experiences in Vietnam during this special Warbird Radio Presents.Â Our thanks to the Experimental Aviation Association and Zach BaughmanÂ for making this program possible.Â For more information on the Timeless Voices of Aviation Oral History Program just click on the Quick Link posted below.
QUICK LINK:Â EAA’s Timeless Voices
WARBIRD RADIO PRESENTS – Here’s a look back at last year’s Raider’s reunion…Â The 68th Doolittle Raider’s Reunion is now the stuff of legend.Â If you missed the event…this special episode of WRP will take you there.Â During the show you’ll hear the sound of seventeen B-25′s during the memorial fly-over…plus a special interview with Jimmy Doolittle’s Co-Pilot Dick Cole and much more.Â Enjoy the show!
QUICK LINK:Â Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
WARBIRD RADIO PRESENTSÂ - This week we continue our trip into the archives of the EAA’s Timeless Voices of Aviation Oral History Program.Â Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 footÂ by 8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner Of War in communistÂ war prisons.Â Â HearÂ Mr. Plumb’sÂ inspiring story this week during a special Warbird Radio Presents.Â Thanks for listening!
Show Debuts Tuesday (3/8/11) at 11:00am (EASTERN)
QUICK LINK:Â EAA’s Timeless Voices of Aviation
WARBIRD RADIO – There is no question…Gary Austin left an indelible mark on the warbird community and will forever be missed by those who knew him.Â His talent and craftsmanship live on today in the national treasures he worked to protect.Â The B-24 “Ol 927″ and the B-29 “FIFI” are just two examples of the flyingÂ airplanes Gary Austin kept aloft.Â He was a key component at the Commemorative Air Force and worked on countless warbirds during his lifetime.Â
Thanks to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Timeless Voices of Aviation Oral History Program and Zack Baughman we have this interview today.Â For more information on Timeless Voices just click on the Quick Link at the bottom of this story.Â Additionally, we’d like to thank Greg Morehead from Warbird Digest for providing the photo of Gary.
Show Debuts Friday 02/25/11 at 6pm (EASTERN)
QUICK LINK:Â The Timeless Voices of Aviation Oral History Program
QUICK LINK:Â Warbird Digest
Gary Austin Photo Gallery / Images Courtesy of Greg Morehead / Warbird Digest