Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Rae Preston | 367th Squadron, 358th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force & 9th Air Force

7:49   |   While up in the air, Preston would sometimes be instructed to fire on enemy trains and tanks. Throughout his time in Europe, he flew 95 different missions. For one of these, he was recognized for his valor and was awarded a distinguished flying cross. He remembers where he was at the end of the war, as well as returning home and joining the National Guard. After a fateful injury falling from a tree, he was ultimately forced to give up flying. (This interview made possible with the support of DONALD G. STEWART.)

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