Timeless Voices - Wilfred Van Abel
Wilfred "Wil" Van Abel (1919-2002) was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 63rd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group "Zemke's Wolfpack" during WWII. He was shot down September 2, 1943 and became a POW at Stalag Luft III for the rest of the war.
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Timeless Voices - Firman Balza
Firman Balza was a Gunner's Mate, 1st Class aboard the battleship USS Maryland when it was struck by dive bombers during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Timeless Voices - Kirk Hawkins
Kirk Hawkins is the founder and CEO of ICON Aircraft, makers of the Icon A5 amphibian. A graduate of the Stanford Business School, Kirk is an engineer, former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, and long-time motorsport enthusiast. Recorded in July 2009.
Timeless Voices - Jay Apt
NASA astronaut Dr. Jay Apt flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions during his career: STS-37 in 1991, STS-47 in 1992, STS-59 in 1994, and STS-79 in 1996. He logged 847 hours (35 days) in space, including 10 hours and 49 minutes on two spacewalks.
Timeless Voices - George Cowan
George Cowan (1922-2005) was a B-17 pilot with the 306th Bomb Group during WWII. After his plane was shot down on a mission, he spent the rest of the war as a POW in Germany. He later served as the first president of EAA Chapter 38 in Perry, GA.
Timeless Voices - Richard Greenhut
Richard Greenhut was commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Northeast Region on September 11, 2001. He was instrumental in leading the CAP's relief efforts after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Timeless Voices - William Grubb Smith
William Grubb Smith (1923-2011) joined the Army Air Forces after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Initially trained as a B-26 pilot, William transitioned into the P-47 and flew combat with the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force in Italy.