Warbird Radio Presents – The Ed Cottrell Story – Hosted by John Mollison

cottrell2-SMALL-WEBWARBIRD RADIO – The United States’ largest and most bloody battle of WWII was the Battle of the Bulge.  It began on December 16, 1944 and ran through January of the next year and resulted in as many as 180,000 casualties for both sides and as many as 3,000 innocent civilians lost their lives, too.  It was “war” at its text-book definition of ugly.

However; there was a moment, albeit brief, that reminds history human nature doesn’t always follow the path of brutality.  On December 17,  Ed Cottrell, a P-47 pilot on the hunt for German Panzers, came face to face with his enemy, listen in as the man describes a moment of mercy he has never forgotten.  Neither will you…

Join host John Mollison for this special presentation! 

Download this episode by pressing the play button below!

QUICK LINK:  John Mollison’s Website

QUICK LINK:  Old Guys & Their Planes

cottrell2 cottrell1

 

 

 

Warbird Radio Presents – The James Kunkle Story!

KunkleWARBIRD RADIO – Nearly everyone has imagined what they would do in “the clinch” — the time where circumstances demanded positive, selfless action, right NOW.  Nearly everyone, sees themselves in the role of the hero.   It’s a human fantasy that has fueled popular entertainment for centuries.

Jim Kunkle’s story is no different.  In a nutshell, upon discovering his formation was about to be attacked by a superior number of enemy fighters, and unable to warn the rest, turned his P-38 into the attack in an effort to disrupt the blow.  Listen as host John Mollison talks with James Kunkle (370th Fighter Group) about a fateful moment over German skies in September of 1944.

Click the play button below for the complete show.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  John Mollison

QUICK LINK:  Old Guys & Their Planes

From The Archive – Warbird Radio Presents – The Bob Batterson Story

CAPT R.E. “Bob” Batterson (USN RET) shares his story during a special Warbird Radio Presents.

WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in and take off this week with Pearl Harbor survivor and F6F Hellcat pilot CAPT R.E. “Bob” Batterson (USN RET).  CAPT Batterson shares his story this week during a special Warbird Radio Presents.  To listen to the full podcast just click the play button below.  Thanks for listening.

Read more

Warbird Radio Presents – The Edward Cassidy Story

WARBIRD RADIO – Take flight with A-20 pilot Edward Cassidy.  Find out what it was like for the men of the 388th.  The 388th fought in some of the most remote areas of the world with only the basic necessities and their trusted A-20’s.  Hear their story first hand in this episode of Warbird Radio Presents – The Edward Cassidy Story.  Thanks for listening and please let us know what you think.

Have a story idea? Send us an email or drop us an old fashioned letter.  We love hearing from our listeners.

Email: matt@warbirdradio.com

The Edward Cassidy Story – Photo Gallery

Warbird Radio Presents – The Herb Stachler Story!

WarbirdRadio.com

WARBIRD RADIO PRESENTS – P-47 pilot Herb Stachler (100+ Missions & Distinguished Flying Cross) sits down with Matt Jolley for an in-depth conversation about his life as a fighter pilot.  Hear Herb’s story first hand and find out what it was like flying the P-47 over the skies of Europe.  Be sure and see the photo gallery below!  Thanks for tuning in.

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

HERB STACHLER IMAGE GALLERY

Next Page »

  • Not a Member Yet?

    Want to keep up with the latest news and get to know other Warbird fans?

    Click this link to register.

  • Studio Time

  • Our Sponsors