World War II veterans remember: Jack Sanders, who served in the Army Air Corp as a B-24 Liberator pilot, chalks up his success during the war to a little luck and a lot of discipline. Jack Sanders served in the Army Air Corp as a B-24 Liberator pilot and flew 31 missions in Europe.
Jack Sanders’ two missions on D-Day — taking out a big gun in a French coastal town, then destroying a main bridge over the Seine — were plenty exciting.
But compared to some of his other experiences as a B-24 pilot, he said, June 6, 1944, was, on the whole, uneventful.
Sadly, it was far from that for the boys on the ground.
Coming back from his first D-Day mission, Sanders would always remember how the clouds seemed suddenly to roll back, revealing Omaha Beach below and the Allied invasion that was underway...(Watch the video below and Click on the link below to read more)
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015, the Tulsa World is trying to capture and preserve some of the personal stories of veterans living in the Tulsa area.
Stories in the series "Serving Our Country: World War II Veterans Remember" will be collected at tulsaworld.com/ww2veterans.
Article written by Tim Stanley on Tulsa World. WW2live has special and granted permission from the Tulsa World to use part of this article and this video.