March 20, 2020

A Donkey On a B-17?

Tales of Valor EP 25: Nathaniel "Gus" Mencow. Gus Mencow was a navigator aboard the famed "Betty Boop Pistol Packin' Mama" and led his crew and countless other B-17s through 25 bombing missions, many of which they barely made it out from. Gus and his crew made the most of their time together through their tour from July '43 to February '44. Gus, who came from an immigrant family that prized higher education, lived his life in reverse by going back to school after raising a family, achieving his BA in 1988 and continued beyond to his masters degree in 2006. We enjoyed this story and hope you do too!

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