“A Trip Back in Time” by Col. Frank Alfter (Ret.)

Our thanks to Alan Armitage, Editor, Friends Journal, Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., for permission to reproduce here the article, “A Trip Back in Time” by Col. Frank Alfter (Ret.) that appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of the Friends Journal.  Col. Alfter tells the story of what happened when the B-17G, Big Stupe V, crash-landed near the village of Rambucourt, France on April 13, 1944.  His father, Glen Alfter, was tail-gunner.  And he describes the postwar reunions with the families of his father’s helpers.

Click on the following pdf file to view the article: As seen in AFMF Journal – AlfterTrip back in time