Timeless Voices - Vic Bast
Vic Bast was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He flew 63 combat missions during the war and was credited with 1 aerial victory on December 23, 1944.
ScaleVenture WWII Veterans Panel
The EAA AirVenture Museum hosted a WWII Veterans Panel discussion in conjunction with the inaugural ScaleVenture model show on Saturday October 1, 2011. Seven 8th Air Force veterans shared their experiences.
Timeless Voices - Jim Basta
Jim Basta flew three combat tours during the Vietnam War. The first was as an observation pilot with the 219th Aviation Company (Recon). The second was with the 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment, and the third was with the 34th GS Group.