William R. Davis

by William M. Davis
(Richmond, Va)

The Flying Davis Boys

The Flying Davis Boys

On October 12th 2013 Three Davis generations went flying the B=24 Witchcraft at Carroll County Airport Westminster, MD. This was part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. How great to fly in that old B-24 like my Dad did almost 70 years ago. To see my six year old grandson sitting at Dad's old crew station bent over that Norden bomb sight was something else. We also flew with 90 year old Luftwaffe Ace Lt. Gottfried Dulias ME 109. What a hoot to swing that 50 Cal back and forth with that old Luftwaffe pilot shooting down enemy planes. I wonder how many times he was on the receiving end of that 50 Cal. I rode at the waist gunners station my son and grandson rode up front at the flight deck. This was because my son and I were too fat to cross the catwalk over the Bomb Bay so we split the difference, I rode in the waist and they rode up front. The whole time my grandson was scurrying back and forth from nose to tail with his Nikon Camera around his neck. I'll bet my dear old dad got a chuckle looking down on us.
It was an unbelievable experience I can now really appreciate what those guys did 70 years ago. To fly in those crew stations and get a true feeling of the stories told by these heroes.
What a warm PATRIOTIC experience.
sending some photos.
Bill Davis

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Oct 29, 2013
Great Story!!!
by: Clark Baldon

Thanks for sharing this great story!!! Thanks to your Father for his service!!!

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