In April, I set off on a three-week research trip in Europe following in the footsteps of my grandfather who flew B-24s from there during WWII. I would spend one day visiting the modern Shipdham Airfield, and I looked forward to this day more than any other. (Note: In case you missed it, part one of… Continue reading 5 Moments from my Visit to Shipdham Airfield that Brought my Grandfather’s WWII Service on a B-24 Back to Life
With the groundwork laid about the Mighty Eighth Air Force and the 44th Bomb Group, I’m eager to look back to April and the days and moments in Germany and England that are lingering in my mind. (If you missed the first two posts about the history of the Mighty Eighth and how I met… Continue reading Three Generations Reunited at Shipdham
Shipdham has occupied a prominent place in my mind over the last year and change. Some days it has consumed me in the wee hours of the morning after I finished my day job at Deloitte, but no day has passed without me at least thinking of the place, the 5,000 airmen who took off… Continue reading When Shipdham was a Stranger
Monday marks the beginning of a 4-month sabbatical from my job in the Survey Research and Analytics Center at Deloitte to chase a story that began 75 years ago. Before I dig deeply into how I pieced together the story of my grandfather’s fight against the Third Reich in the skies of Europe and the… Continue reading The Air War Wally Fought & My Research Sabbatical 75 Years Later
More to come about what exactly I'll be working on during my 4-month sabbatical! This website captures most of what I've been working on over the last year and a half. You can see the book I put together for my family about my grandfather's service here!