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 - Jim Soyk, Sr.
Jim Soyk, Sr. enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and was sent to electronics school where he excelled. He was then assigned to Utility Squadron VU-3K attached to White Sands Missile Range, where he worked as a F6F-5K drone operator.
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.