The Warrior Next Door Podcast

Staff Sgt Gerald Gentis - B-17 Tail Gunner/Togglier 548th Bomb Sqdrn 385th Bomb Group WWII Series 10 Episode 1 of 3

April 18, 2022 Ryan Fairfield, Tony Lupo Season 2 Episode 47
The Warrior Next Door Podcast
Staff Sgt Gerald Gentis - B-17 Tail Gunner/Togglier 548th Bomb Sqdrn 385th Bomb Group WWII Series 10 Episode 1 of 3
Show Notes

Welcome to Series 10! In this series we follow the experiences of Staff Sgt Gerald Gentis, who flew 30 missions as a Tail Gunner and Togglier in B-17g's of the 548th Bomb Squadron 385th Bomb Group of the Mighty Eight Air Force while stationed in Great Ashfield, England. In this episode Mr Gentis recalls how he enlisted in the military, his whirlwind training and being assigned to a B-17 crew heading to Europe to take the fight to Germany's military industrial complex.