28 May, 2017

Homer Jackson B-29 Pilot

Saturday June 7th at 11:00 am at the Spring Arbor branch of the Jackson District Library.  Homer Jackson made 15 combat missions over Japan during WW II as a pilot flying our largest most powerful bomber the B-29.  Hear Homer tell of the time when a kamikaze attacked his plane but missed him since they were coming toward each other at over 400 miles per hour.  When the kamikaze missed Homer’s B-29 it hit another American Bomber next to Homer with the loss of the entire crew.   Also find out what it is like to face “flak” and the deadly Japanese Zero fighter plane, which at the beginning of WW II was arguably the best fighter plane in the war.

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