Barney Wasowicz’s B-26 Marauder was shot down by a German Focke-Wulf 190 over occupied France in 1944. He then spent 16 months as a German prisoner of war. Watch as Wasowicz is reunited with “North American’s only intact B-26.”
After the war, Wasowicz chose once again to serve others by becoming a Detroit firefighter. Now, some 71 years later, Wasowicz said, “Eventually I forgot about the war. I think everything would have become a blur if I hadn’t run across the opportunity to see the last B-26 bomber. When John Stonecipher of Guidance Aviation heard about my story, he offered to fly me to Fantasy of Flight to see it.”
The video covers Wasowicz’s flight to visit the only flying B-26 in existence, a flight that sparks the memories of a living hero of the Greatest Generation.