Hear a WWII survivor tell about his 17 missions over Nazi Germany SanTan Sun News

Hear a WWII survivor tell about his 17 missions over Nazi Germany

November 10th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
Hear a WWII survivor tell about his 17 missions over Nazi Germany
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A Sun Lakes resident who served as a top turret gunner on a B-24 bomber during World War II will be featured speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Mirror Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25425 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Chandler.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and the public is invited to attend.

Sid Singer survived 17 missions over Nazi Germany during 1944, but said his first mission was his worst. Flying out of a base at Foggia, Italy, the target was a key target at Black Hammer, Germany.

“This target was protected by the highest concentration of anti-aircraft fire of any target in Germany,” Singer said. “This was an eight-hour mission. I wasn’t nervous until we got close to the target, and the sky was full of flak. I could hear it banging against the aircraft, but fortunately we delivered our bomb load and our aircraft returned safely to our base.”

Singer said his planes were never shot down, and he never had to bail out.

During his time in Italy, Singer painted “nose art” on several bombers. In 1997, he received a letter from a collector of aircraft pictures, who complimented his work. Today, he makes portraits in charcoal and pastels, many of which adorn the walls of his home.

SLAC meets the third Monday of each month from November through April. Info: call Cannon Hill at 509-530-785, or visit sunlakesaeroclub.org.

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