As a B-17 tail gunner during WWII, Wesley Homes Des Moines resident Ted Gary flew in 22 combat missions in the Army Air Corps. When the time came for Ted to fly during Operation Chowhound in 1945, he was happy to participate.
Operation Chowhound consisted of flight missions to drop food to the Dutch people who were starving in the Netherlands during the Dutch Famine. These food drops were possible because of a truce between the German, American and British forces in response to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands’ pleas for aid. Read the rest of this entry »