This is the beginning of my World War Two Veterans project. A generation that I hold very dear to my heart. This project is going to be in partnership with the Tristate Warbird Museum and other local World War Two museums throughout Ohio.
This is Don Fairbanks, a World War Two Veteran who served as a tail gunner with the "Carpetbaggers" in the Mighty 8th AirForce over France and Belgium in a consolidated B-24 Liberator, flying 30 all night missions, dropping supplies to the underground resistance. He wrote the book Once Around The Patch, Of Life and in 2013 was awarded France's highest honor, the French Legion of Honor Medal. This medal was originally given only to French Nationals, but recently WW2 veterans have been recognized and awarded this honor for their participation in helping to liberate France! He is now known as a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.