Bert Stiles, WWII in HD

Bert Stiles

Denver, Colorado
8th Air Force Bomber & Fighter Pilot (B-17 Bomber, P-51 Mustang)
EUROPEAN THEATER: Air war over Europe
RANK & DIVISION: Army Air Force- Second Lieutenant , 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, then 505th Fighter Squadron, 339th Fighter Group

The artistic, creative writer, Bert describes himself as “a dreamer, a wistful seeker” whose short stories captured the attention of publishing giants in New York before the outbreak of WWII. Bert enlists in the Air Force almost immediately after Pearl Harbor, but is conflicted about his decision. Although he is a pacifist who feels that “we aren’t solving anything with this war,” he realizes “there is a time when every man must fight.”