August 31, 2020

Heroism In The Sky

TALES OF VALOR HALF-HISTORY: Ralph Cheli | In circumstances that Air Force Magazine once described as "Triumph and Tragedy" Pilot Ralph Cheli was leading a group of B-25 Mitchells on a low level attack of Japanese airfields on 8/18/43 when his bomber was severely damaged while he was ensuring the safety of others in his squadron. He became a prisoner of war and was ultimately executed by his captors. Cheli was awarded the Medal of Honor in October of 1943. Listen in as we honor this hero and his tale of valor.

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