WWII Stories – Wings Over Europe Smithville | May 1, 2010 | Documentary, Features, History, Video | 4 Comments James Lee Hutchinson, author of “Bombs Away” and “Through These Eyes”, tells us more about his memories in and around the B-17 Flying Fortress from the later days of World War II. To view a quick Google search of James Lee Hutchinson, click here. Related Posts French Lick – The Mineral Springs No Comments | Feb 9, 2009 100 Men Who Cook, Bloomington, 2017 No Comments | May 23, 2017 2009 Little 500 – Ride Fast, Turn Left 2 Comments | Feb 20, 2010 2009 Little 500 – FIJI No Comments | Jan 6, 2009 4 Comments chris D January 10, 2013 I just wanted to thank hutch for his service and for taking the time to put these stories together , so those of us that were not yet born can, appreciate your sacrifices.. Linda K May 5, 2013 Thank you very much for this excellent video! My father was a WWII pilot. I had the great honor to take a ride in a B-17 (Memphis Belle) when it came to San Diego several weeks ago. We were able to walk all around the airplane while in flight so it was really the ride of a lifetime. When we landed, I bought the book The Boys in the B-17 and just finished reading it. It is excellent and I could better appreciate Mr. Hutchinson’s recollections and the other stories he told because I had flown in a B-17. I plan to buy his other two books also. I admire Mr. Hutchinson for writing these books and helping to ensure that we never forget the courage and sacrifices of these brave men. Linda K. Don Miller March 9, 2014 I just finished reading “The boys in the b-17” it was a great read, thank you!!! A note of interest…..you talk about the raid with General Castle…my neighbors father, Rich Young was the Pilot that was running number 3 behind Castle…when Castle was shot down, so was number 2, and Rich took command of the raid…I have his written accounts of his 34 missions if you are interested. Thank you for your service! Don Miller John Hallimore December 15, 2014 Thank you James Lee Hutchinson for writing about the B-17 Memories from Memphis Belle to Victory. I really enjoyed reading and learning so much about the WWII generation and the war. I am a Vietnam combat veteran (infantry) and I now think that I had it easy compared to what the ‘Greatest Generation’ went through in WWII. I have a great appreciation for what all of you did and hope to never forget it. I hope these stories live forever. Unfortunately, I also worry about the current generation not really knowing or caring about what was accomplished. I am not sure we could, as a Nation, do what was done then. My hat is off to all of you. Thank You so much, John Hallimore Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.