Compelling stories: Jim Brooks, WWII ace

February 19, 2008 at 9:12 pm 2 comments

We all knew that last years Gathering of Mustangs and Legends was a monumental event.  Compelling and inspirational stories were documented there, and it isn’t until now that we are beginning to get genuine glimpses of what that event was able to do.  I’m confident that many more stories, like this one, will come from GML 2007.  I can’t wait to see them all. 

This story is of Jim Brooks, the WWII who piloted the P-51, February.  The most touching element of this story is how the restoration of this aircraft has inspired and touched the lives of Jim’s grandchildren who are young adults now.  Trust me, you’ll enjoy this trailer. 

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Entry filed under: Airshows, aviation, military.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bob Wilson  |  December 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Well Done!

    As a former 104 jock I know what it is to love an A/C

    Reply
  • 2. Clarence Chaney  |  March 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

    One of the most touching films I’v seen. Had maney watch the film and all felt the same as me.
    Thank you and Jim for his service to his country

    Reply

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