Veterans

Paulie Griffin: A Real Rosie

Honoring Paulie Griffin, a real-life “Rosie” Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Robert Griffin, Paulie Griffin’s first husband, came home from work at Lockheed Aircraft and said, “Well, I enlisted in the Air Corps because…

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Honoring Operation Senior Surprise

Bombers make history: ‘Secret Squirrel’ members recount mission, presented air medals By Senior Airman Luke Hill, 8th Air Force Public Affairs SAVANNAH, Ga. — It was dark and rainy when crews from the…

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Medal of Honor – Col. Leon Johnson

During World War II, Colonel Leon Johnson was one of the first four flying officers of the 8th Air Force, serving as assistant chief of staff for operations during the unit’s formative…

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