Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tail Gunner Sam Part 1

My father's 712th Tank Battalion didn't win the war all by themselves. They had help from above. In today's episode, we meet Sam Mastrogiacomo, a tail gunner on a B-24 who, when bullets from a German fighter plane shattered the glass of his turret, thought about his mother getting a telegram that he had been killed. For a full list of episodes and extra background, please visit For my books and audiobooks, visit Thank you. PS: This interview was recorded at a reunion. There are occasional brief interruptions, and a pesky air conditioner keeps kicking in.

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