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WW2 Fighter Pilot Discusses Fighting The Luftwaffe, Strategy and Becoming A Triple Ace

September 15, 2023
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  • In this episode, we pay tribute to the legendary fighter pilot, Bud Anderson, whose extraordinary career left an indelible mark on aviation history.
Episode Highlights:
  • A Young Aviation Enthusiast: Bud Anderson's journey began with his fascination for flying, leading him to join the Civilian Pilot Training program.
  • World War II Service: Bud enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces and became a triple ace, achieving 16¼ aerial victories during the war.
  • "Old Crow": Learn about Anderson's iconic P-51 Mustang, "Old Crow," and its significant role in his combat missions.
  • Guardian of Bombers: Discover how Anderson and his fellow Mustang pilots provided vital escort protection to American bombers on perilous missions.
  • Awards and Recognitions: Explore the medals and honors bestowed upon Bud Anderson for his remarkable bravery and combat skills.
  • Post-War Career: After WWII, Anderson continued his service in the U.S. Air Force, contributing to various roles and conflicts, including the Korean War.
  • Living Legend: Bud Anderson's legacy lives on through his books, documentaries, and public engagements, inspiring aviation enthusiasts and honoring the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation.
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Josh Cohen is a journalist and commentator living out of the Midwest.

He has written for a number of reputable publications.

His fascination with history is in the story of our existence and how it is told. Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive in Eyewitness History is what drives him.
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