"The best that ever came out of America. They are the richest harvest of all American history." - Tex McCary

The Restoration Team is proud to honor the following 8th AF veterans. Some have graced our project by visiting and some are family members. All have lived and created the breathtaking story of the Eighth Air Force.

S/Sgt Louis B. Liening

Father of restoration volunteer Bill Liening. In his original logbook, B17 radioman S/Sgt. Louis Liening recounts the remarkable story of the Lonesome Polecat's final mission and crash-landing. Read more >>

1st Lt. Arthur Montano

Served from February 1, 1943 to November 1945. Assigned to the 8th AF, 385th Bomber Group, 548th Bomber Squadron in December 1944 as a Navigator and Togglier and finished his 35th mission on the 18th of April 1945. Read more >>

1st Lt. Sidney Scheinberg

Served from July 1942 to December 1945. assigned to the 8th AF, 3rd Bomber Wing, 96th Bomber Group, 337th Squadron at Snetterton, Norfolk County, England as a B17 Lead Navigator. Read more >>

Sgt. John Moscatiello

Served in the Army Air Force in 1944, assigned to the 8th AF, 344th Bomb Group, Stansted, England as a B-26 Waist Gunner. Read more >>

Sgt. Frederick "Dick" Howell

Served in the Army Air Force from June 1943 to August 1945. Assigned to the 8th AF, 94th Bomber Group, 333rd Squadron at Bury St. Edmunds, England as a B17 Tail Gunner. Read more >>

Major Tom "Pinky" Funderburk

Assigned to the 8th AF, 493rd Bomber Group, 860th Squadron as a B17 Pilot. Read more >>

2nd Lieutenant Paul Grassey

Motivated by the events of December 7th, 1941, Paul Grassey enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was a 2nd Lieutenant and B24 Pilot from 1942 to 1945. Read more >>

Colonel Wayne W. Daniels, Ph.d

Served from October 1942 to August 1948 as a pilot with the 388th Bomb Group. Number of missions: "One too many."