I created this video after the B-24 flight my family took on Witchcraft through the Collings Foundation in May 2018 from John Wayne Airport in California.
Mike Whalen was the Radio Operator on Wally’s crew. He was also an enlisted man and lived in Wally’s barracks. This is an excellent video (45 minutes) telling a narrative history of their time at Shipdham. I cannot recommend this video highly enough!
Notes from Mike Whalen Timeless Voices Video
Mara’s Notes about the video include direct quotes/summary in bullet form for Quick Reference.
Andy Rooney Interview about Covering the Eighth Air Force During WWII
8th Air Force Training Video – “Target for Today – 1944”
44th Bomb Group Memorials at Shipdham Video
44th Bomb Group Original Footage Video
Liberators Over Europe 1942-1945
Video from the Collings Foundation about the B-24 Flights they Offer Today
Discovery Channel – Great Planes – Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Tour of the 2nd Air Division Museum in Norwich from Rob Edwards
Rob has been tremendously helpful in this research, and he helps families like ours with visits to the bases in East Anglia, as well as preserving the history of those who served in the 2nd Air Division during WWII. Rob has helped submit the history of Wally’s service (via this website) to the American Air Museum in Norwich so a record of Wally’s service is available to the public.