IamA WWII veteran bomber pilot of B-17s in the European theater, as well as Vietnam and Korea, AMA
I'll be answering questions for my dad on and off for the rest of the night. Here's a bit of his history:
Iama retired USAF pilot who flew missions as a bomber, transport,and tanker pilot in WWII, Vietnam, and the Korean War. My first mission was bombing just beyond Omaha beach on D-Day (June 6, 1944). I flew 33 missions in 60 days during the war.
I also grew up during the great depression so can answer any questions about that too.
Edit: Sorry about the slow response, I was working on getting proof up and using 3G on my phone is difficult sometimes. Proof: Here he is with his European Campaign medal and Commander Wings, with the list of medals also
Edit 2: Thanks all for the amazing response! I've been meaning to do this for a while and really enjoyed the interest and questions and stories. My dad really enjoyed it too, he keeps asking me to throw another question at him. But we gotta sleep. We may answer a couple more tomorrow. And thanks also to all who shared stories about family members who served, and to those that served!