My Dad the Hero

Growing up, I knew little about my dad’s (Arnold A. Piskin) years in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Dad rarely shared his stories with my three brothers and me and we rarely asked. He was a pilot of a B-24J Liberator named Howling Banshee. He was stationed at Horsham St. Faith, England, where he flew 36 missions over France and Germany in late 1944. At the age of 20 he was the youngest of his crew, learning to fly before he could drive.

Pilot’s Story

Joined the Army

October 1942

When WWII broke out, I wanted to serve. Growing up on the Lower East Side of New York City, I had never been on a plane or even been to an airport, but now there was a possibility for me to fly. I thought about being a pilot during the war as well as a career afterwards.

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