B-17

Whirlygig Productions

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 2

In 1943, Charles Woehrle's B-17 was shot down over France. Nazis controlled the region and Charles was soon captured by Germans.

Stalag Luft III - One Man's Story documents Charles life with focus on his two years as a prisoner of war.

Filmmaker Louise Woehrle (Charles' niece) comes to Sioux Falls as Cinema Falls presents Stalag Luft III Wednesday evening at 6:30 followed by a question/answer session with the filmmaker.

Woehrle visits about her film with SDPB's Steve Zwemke.

Chuck Childs Recalls Days In B-17 Bomber

Jun 19, 2015
Photo by Jim Kent

Chuck Childs was a flying instructor for the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII (September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945) before he began flying B-17 bombers over Europe. He flew 37 combat missions against Germany and, miraculously, survived them all without serious injury.

Photo by Jim Kent

It’s not unusual for anyone to be able to take a step back in time through music, films photographs or visits with friends or family members. It is unusual for someone to get a chance to actually revisit their past through a tactile experience that can almost duplicate events in their life from decades ago. But that’s just what happened when we joined a former World War Two pilot to take a ride on one of the most powerful planes ever built.

WWII Pilot Flies In B-17 One More Time

Jun 18, 2015
Photo by Jim Kent

It’s not often that someone gets the chance to actually revisit their past through a tactile experience that can almost duplicate events in their life. But that’s just what happened when we joined a former World War Two pilot to take a ride on one of the most powerful planes ever built.