Tuesday, July 10, 2012

🛸 What My Father Saw in World War II

July 10, 2012

My father saw these in WWII as a P-38 fighter pilot. He dive bombed German supply trains and munitions factories.   He also saw German built jet aircraft breaking the sound barrier.

This clip is a fictional account from the Steven Spielberg TV mini-series "Taken" (not to be confused with a very different Liam Neeson movie by the same name). Its very much like dad described of a mission over Germany, while I working for him during my high school summer break.

Dad always believed UFOs were real. He saw them.  My heart jumped when I saw this sequence on TV. Remember these men had no preconceptions of UFOs, they didn't know what they were.

WWII pilots called them "foo-fighters", perhaps a corruption of French words "le feu" for "the fire",Wikipedia has an article on foo-fighters here.

After seeing this clip I realized the remarkable youth my father had. Unfortunately he had passed away when this aired. I was unable to ask him questions.  Do we every really know who our parents were?

Dad in front of his P-38 Foggia Italy