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Friday, January 9, 2009

Pilots Briefing by Jack Heyn for today's 13th Bomb Squadron

Jack Heyn, a veteran of the WWII 13th Bomb Squadron of the 3rd Bomb Group, of the Fifth Air Force was invited to the reactivation of the 13th Bomb Squadron on 23 September 2005 at Whiteman Air Base, MO.

Their mascot "Oscar", once again, reactivated. The new 13th Bomb Squadron fly the
B-2 Stealth Bomber!

Some time after that reactivation ceremony, Colonel Eldridge, the Squadron Commander, asked Jack if he could provide some WW II Squadron incidents/stories that he could use at the Friday morning Pilot's meetings. Over a period of a couple of months Jack Heyn sent 29 such "Pilot Briefings" to Colonel Eldridge.

Melanie Holmes, at the National WW II Museum in New Orleans has just recently produced a home for Jack's "Pilot Briefings".

Go to the this link at National WW II Museum web page and read one of Jack's "Pilot Briefings". A link at the top of that web page will take you to all of the other "Pilot Briefings".