John Carron: Seafire Machinist Shares Memories of War
After a full career in the aerospace industry John Carron, who lived in England as a boy and remembers the Battle of Britain, was asked to machine parts for the only flying Seafire Mk. 15. In this video, he tells us of the project's significance.
In Fighter Pilot
Timeless Voices - Frank McCauley
Frank McCauley flew P-47s with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. He flew 45 combat missions between April and November of 1943 and was credited with 5.5 aerial victories during his combat tour, making him an ace.
Timeless Voices - Randy Haskin
As a F-15E Strike Eagle pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Randy Haskin flew over 100 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this interview he describes the types of missions flown by the F-15E and a memorable close air support mission that he flew.
Timeless Voices - C.E. "Bud" Anderson
C.E. "Bud" Anderson flew P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. Over the couse of two combat tours and 116 combat missions, Bud became an ace credited with 16.25 aerial victories.
Timeless Voices - Lawrence Alley
Lawrence Alley was a USMC dive bomber pilot during World War II, but the war ended before he saw combat. Recalled to active duty during the Korean War, Lawrence flew 100 combat missions as an AD Skyraider pilot with Marine attack squadron VMA-121.
Timeless Voices - Don McKibben
Don McKibben was one of the original cadre of pilots with the 352nd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He flew 80 combat missions with the 486th Fighter Squadron in P-47s and P-51s until September 1944.
Timeless Voices - Steve Ritchie
Brig. Gen. (USAF Ret.) Steve Ritchie made history as the only United States Air Force pilot ace of the Vietnam War, flying an F-4 Phantom II and shooting down five MiG-21 fighters between May and August of 1972.