Old Kentucky Tales S6, Ep2: Field Over Dresden - Held Captive by the Third Reich

Oct 22, 2019

Photo courtesy of American Air Museum

Jason and Brent listen to a fascinating tale told by 97 year old Field McChesney, a World War II radio operator whose B-17 was shot down during the bombing of Dresden.  

He parachuted into a small German village, only to be taken as a POW in the last months of the war.  This is a concise account of a young soldier's personal memories of his war experience.  You can read more about McChesney's story at the American Air Museum in Britain website.

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