For the 75th anniversary of WWII's end, 10 little-known facts about American Airmen in England.
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
75 years after WW2 ended and 20 years after my grandfather took his service to the grave, unearthing his story and visiting the English airbase where he flew 42 B-24 missions in Europe.
When my grandfather passed away 20 years ago, I knew nothing about his WW2 service. Shipdham, a tiny village in England, where he was stationed during the war, led me back to his heroic story 75 years after it happened.
In spring 2019, I took a four-month the sabbatical from my Management Consulting job. My mission search the story of my grandfather’s WW2 service and use big data to tell a new history of WW2.