A friend of mine sent me the link to this video. It is about the P-51 fighter, the men who piloted them and those remaining still today. It is a story about Jim Brooks, a Double Ace, and his Grandkids.
I know someone like Jim, who, by coincidence is also named Jim. My friend flew B-17s in Europe, completed his tour and then flew B-29s on missions over Japan. A few years later, he flew B-29s over North Korea—a time where the life expectancy of a B-29 was measured in single digit missions.
Follow this link to the video about the Gray Eagles. It a bit long but worth it. It’s in HD and if you have a broadband connection, watch it in full screen (check the little box with a rising arrow.)
The Gray Eagles. Enjoy and remember them.