Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue
Attention all history buffs! You need to meet Judie Ohm at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, and get a copy of “Turret Tales,” about S/Sgt Doug Ward of Mondovi, Wisconsin. Ward was a belly gunner in a B-17 during World War II and is credited with 37 missions in the European Theater. Ward was in the 15th Air Force, 301st Bomb Group in Italy, and the 8th Air Force and the 305th Bomb Group in England. The book contains the many stories Ward collected, photographs and excerpts from Ward’s letters to his mother, and the diary he kept while in the service.
In his lifetime, Ward was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, WWII Victory Medal, Air Medal with four oak leaves, Carbine Sharpshooter Award, and Pistol Sharpshooter Award in the European/African/Middle Eastern campaign, as well as the Legion of Honor Medal from the French Government.
Doug Ward passed away on January 26, 2018, but the book “Turret Tales” about his life and adventures lives on in his memory.
Judie Ohm will be in the Author’s Corner during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. See the fly-in program schedule for signing times.