In 2007 at the NFS reunion at MAAM, the stories of the NFS members were read and video taped. To view a story, click on the title below. Note, you will be redirected to YouTube, where the video content is stored.
Stories from DVD Disc #1
549th NFS by Norman Drake read by Gregg Haskell
549th NFS story by George Newman read by Brick Eisel
547th NFS story by Harry Kramer
550th NFS story by Lew Lafferty read by Bob McCullen
414th NFS story by John Armstrong
415th NFS story by Harold “Augie” Augspurger
415th NFS story by Don Flaherty
415th NFS story by Gordon Timmons
419th & 550th NFS story by Russ Lortz
German NF Pilot Karl Leeb JU 88 Pilot
Stories from DVD Disc #3
417th NFS story of Sam C. Rial (Pilot) read by Retired Col. Wm. (Bill) Rial son of Sam Rial
425th NFS story by Tom Rose with introduction by Vince Rose
425th NFS Charles Combe story read by Charlene Smith
425th NFS story by Chet Damron
425th NFS story by James Moore (Radar Mechanic)
425th NFS story of George Moore (Pilot) told by Jerry Moore
425th NFS story of Doug Pinkston (Pilot) read by Vince Rose
425th NFS story of Martha Gelhorn who went on a Night Fighter Mission and wrote her story for the Saturday Evening Post read by Rita Rose
417th NFS story of Robert McCullen (Radar operator) & Duff Campbell (Pilot) read by Son Robert McCullen
417th NFS story by Earl “Sleepy Hissett (Mechanic)
417th NFS story by Ned Early (Squadron Orderly Room)
417th NFS story by John Roberson (Mechanic)
417th NFS Rich Ziebart tells his story
6th NFS Paul Schrope tells his story
6th NFS Bill Jenning’s story is read by Jackie Foster
422nd NFS Bob Bolinder’s story is introduced by Stan Clark and read by Brick Eisel
422nd NFS story from James Reed (Electronic Specialist) read by John Ziebart
414th NFS by Joe Jenkins (Pilot) of his PO Valley experience
549th NFS story by Owen Haskell (Radar Mechanic)- IWO JIMA
Video stories from the 2009 NFS Reunion:
421st NFS pilot Raymond Daniel reads his story.
422nd NFS pilot Bob Bolinder reads his story
“Waste Not 83” A Night Fighter’s Story – Interview with John “Woody” Grange In this video, John “Woody” Grange is interviewed by his nephew and tells the story of his time in the 417th.
George Hoover – My View of WWII
The following 4 links contain videos of a presentation by Lt. Col. Braxton “Brick” Eisel and Dan Whitney, MSME, regarding the Bristol Beaufighter airplane and its use by the 417th Nightfighter Squadron in Europe and North Africa during World War II. This presentation was made in April of 2015 at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The videos were made by Dan’s son Daniel and posted on You Tube. The links to the videos are posted here for convenience.
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Some great stories!!!!