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Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

    Col. Bud Anderson: The Highest Scoring Living American Fighter Ace Part II

    Col. Bud Anderson: The Highest Scoring Living American Fighter Ace Part II

    In this final part of his interview, Col. Anderson describes how and why he joined the Air Force, his training, patriotism, his appreciation for his squadron, and more.



    Col. Clarence (Bud) Emil Anderson served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and is a triple ace fighter pilot. He’s the highest scoring living American fighter ace, and the 10th highest scoring Mustang Ace of all time. 

    Col. Anderson was a member of the 357th Fighter group, which was said to have “shot down the "most airplanes in the shortest time of any unit in the European theater, perhaps the whole Air Force.” They had over 600 aerial victories in 14 months, and 42 aces, more than any other fighter group.

    He also commanded the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, an F-105 Thunderchief unit, during its final months of service in the Vietnam War. 

    Col. Anderson was inducted in to the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2008, and in 2013, was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

    This year, Col. Anderson celebrated his 100th birthday. Click here to learn about his birthday celebration.

    For more pictures of Bud during the war, click here. 

    • 44 min
    Col. Bud Anderson: Triple-Ace Mustang Pilot, Part I

    Col. Bud Anderson: Triple-Ace Mustang Pilot, Part I

    Col. Clarence (Bud) Emil Anderson served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and is a triple-ace fighter pilot. He’s the highest scoring living American fighter ace, and the 10th highest scoring Mustang Ace of all time. 

    Col. Anderson was a member of the 357th Fighter group, which was said to have “shot down the most airplanes in the shortest time of any unit in the European theater, perhaps the whole Air Force.” They had over 600 aerial victories in 14 months, and 42 aces, more than any other fighter group.

    He also commanded the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, an F-105 Thunderchief unit, during its final months of service in the Vietnam War. 

    Col. Anderson was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2008, and in 2013, was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

    This year, Col. Anderson celebrated his 100th birthday. Click here to learn about his birthday celebration.

    For more pictures of Bud during the war, click here. 

    • 57 min
    A Memorial Day Message from Ken Harbaugh

    A Memorial Day Message from Ken Harbaugh

    For many of us, Memorial Day is more than just a three day weekend. We’d like to take a moment to honor the friends and family of you, our listeners, who have paid the ultimate price for this country. We thank them for their bravery and sacrifice. 

    • 5 min
    Col. Darrell Whitcomb: The Raven Pilots in Laos Part II

    Col. Darrell Whitcomb: The Raven Pilots in Laos Part II

    Col. Darrell Whitcomb served in the United States Air Force as an OV-10 Forward Air Controller. He joined the classified Steve Canyon Program (Project 404), also known as The Ravens, which operated in secret in Laos. He flew missions over South and North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

    As a Forward Air Controller, it was his job to coordinate airstrikes, and ensure that no friendly troops were hit. 

    In the final part of his interview, Whitcomb describes The Rescue of Bat 21. 

    • 33 min
    Col. Darrell Whitcomb: The Raven Pilots in Laos Part I

    Col. Darrell Whitcomb: The Raven Pilots in Laos Part I

    Col. Darrell Whitcomb served in the United States Air Force as an OV-10 Forward Air Controller. He joined the classified Steve Canyon Program (Project 404), also known as The Ravens, which operated in secret in Laos. He flew missions over South and North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

    As a Forward Air Controller, it was his job to coordinate airstrikes, and ensure that no friendly troops were hit. 

    In the first part of his interview, Whitcomb discusses aircrafts, airstrikes, and joining The Raven program. 

    Whitcomb is also the author of The Rescue of Bat 21.

    • 42 min
    Col. Ché Bolden: Marine Corps F-18 Weapons Systems Officer

    Col. Ché Bolden: Marine Corps F-18 Weapons Systems Officer

    Col. Ché Bolden is a Marine Corps veteran who served for 26 years, and credits his time at the US Naval Academy with shaping him into a leader. He went on to become an F-18 Weapons Systems Officer, with multiple combat deployments and service in the Pacific and the Middle East. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Fantastic!

An absolutely fantastic podcast. It’s so refreshing to listen to the guest speak and not the host talking over them the whole time. A brilliant and well done podcast that is simple in its delivery but perfect.

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Raw brilliance

So much more informative than sanitised documentaries. Thank you to those who served and shared in their interviews.

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Awesome

Best podcast ever!😁

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