31 May '15, 8pm

#Veteran vividly remembers #WWII experience of bailing from Flying Fortress:

#Veteran vividly remembers #WWII experience of bailing from Flying Fortress:

A B-17 Flying Fortress flies over the National World War II Memorial on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Washington, D.C., as part of a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory-in-Europe Day. The flyover, which included 56 WWII aircraft, capped off the event, which drew tens of thousands of spectators along the National Mall. Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes MOUNT IDA, Ark. (AP) — Decades after being thrown from his desk by an explosion, former Army Air Force Sgt. William E. "Bill" Black still remembers that morning – Aug. 9, 1944. "I felt the concussion and heard a terrible, crashing, banging noise," Black wrote in his 295-page biography published in 1990. The near lifelong resident of Mount Ida was stationed in England during World War II when it happened. Black, now 97, recounted what suddenly threw him from his radio operator's desk aboard a B-17 Flying Fortre...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/veteran-vividly-reme...

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