History has a way of slipping away from us, 70 years is, after all, a long time. Then further west still to the jungles of the Southwest Pacific. Join us in celebrating the life of Richard Ira Bong. It was almost exactly 73 years ago, May 29, , when year-old Dick travelled to Wausau to enter the Army as an Aviation Cadet. We invite you to join us to hear the Bong story, learn about the Lockheed P Lighting and discover why he was recommended for the Medal of Honor.
Richard “Dick” Bong
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Army & Navy: Thirty for Bong
The grim years of World War Two produced a number of heroic figures. I have reviewed some of these, enemy fighters as well as Americans. Some did not survive the war. Here is one who did not :. He was a pilot in the U.
This list is by no means complete. Current books can be purchased from your favorite book source, online or offline. Some older books and articles are no longer in print. George E. Preddy, hailing from Greensboro, North Carolina, Preddy was the epitome of a charming southern gentleman in addition to being a war hero.