A Lifetime after WWII, the Steep Cost of Victory Remains Vivid for 96-year-old Veteran

Shot down in Nazi Germany & taken prisoner in the war’s final act, he lost his crew, but not his humanity. Silently, he lived with the memory of war until a phone call revealed video footage of his crew’s B-24 crash.

Mara Truslow
May 7, 2020 · 10 min read
At the Planes of Fame Museum, Bob Vance looking on at a tribute to his WWII crew. (Source: Author)