Category Archives: WWII

The Tail Gunner’s Daughter: Chapter 2, continued

I was a voyeur. It happened on the train from Barcelona, Spain to Stuttgart, Germany as David and I toured the cars on our own. The air was hot and my skin was sticky as we ran along the narrow … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 4

I’m watching Dad’s energy and physique fade. He’s a man of the greatest generation. With the movie “Unbroken” coming out based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, it’s no wonder this generation of men are rightly cherished. And they are … Continue reading

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America The Beautiful

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From Idaho, to Hawaii, to Arizona, to California, to Washington and beyond, America is beautiful. In “A Gunner’s Tale” series, I’ve been posting entries from my father’s WWII diary of his time as a B-17 tail gunner, and as the Fourth … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale; Part 3

It’s hard to believe my father was ever 19-years-old, especially sitting in a tail gun turret shooting .50 caliber machine guns at approaching enemy aircraft. I have a hunch a lot of people my age are thinking the same thing … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale . . . continued

N. K. Dewey’s “Daily Scedual” continues with entries about his life as a B-17 tail gunner over Germany. Grammar and spelling are unchanged. 28-29-30 Nov. Havent done much these past three days – Some of the rest of the crew went … Continue reading

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A Gunner’s Tale

  I found a little brown notebook and across the cover in hand print it read, “Daily Scedual.” I flipped it open and read the following scribbled notes in my father’s hand (spelling and grammar have not been altered): 29th … Continue reading

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