David Thompson: his experiences in World War II, as told in his own words
On December 4, 2006, David Thompson sat down at his home in Fort Collins, CO and told of his experiences in World War II. David served in the Army Air Force's 8th Air Corps, 447th Bomber Group, 709th Squadron based in England. He tells his account of being a waist gunner in a B-17 'Flying Fortress'. He and his crew flew 19 missions. On their 15th mission, they had to ditch the plane in the North Sea and were not picked up until the next day. On their 19th mission, they had to land their disabled plane in Sweden, where they were interned for the remainder of the war. David said, 'Being in Sweden ...
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