97th BG 414th BS B-17 Mid-Air

“Photographs are usually looked at. But for you to know the story, what you need to do is to look into.”


Freedom—a seven-letter word which means the world to people. It ignites one’s soul to conquer fear and embrace courage. It inspires people to unite and fight as a single force. Freedom is a small word but it can make a very big difference.

All of us crave freedom. We wish to have control over our lives and ourselves. We wish to take control of how we choose to live and how we choose to be. Without freedom, we will be living in the dark, in a world dominated by violence and imprisoned by fear.

Freedom is a vital force to keep living. Without it, we may lose our will to live. It is therefore important to treasure and protect our freedom if we have it, and to have the courage to claim it if it is in jeopardy.

Soldiers are brave and honorable men who would fight for our freedom, no matter what the cost may be. They face endless battles and even if they have to sacrifice their very lives, they wholeheartedly would, just to save our country and people.

The World War II is one of the most historic and unforgettable wars of all times. Many of our brave soldiers have died fighting for our freedom on their battles during World War II. We owe our freedom to all those soldiers who have fought and shed their blood for our country.

To relive the stories of our brave soldiers during WWII, let us take a look at http://www.reddog1944.com/414th_Squadron_Planes_and_Crews.htm#Bragg. These are photographs of the B-17 “All American” (414th Squadron, 97BG) flown by Lieutenant Kendrick R. Bragg during World War II. On February 1, 1943, a mid-collision between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II.

When we think of photographs, we often think of it as something interesting to look at. But, these photographs are more than meets the eye. These photographs tell a story; a story of bravery, of faith and of one’s love for his country.