U.S. Air Force 1943–1947


Richard “Dick” Dinning was a student at Northwestern University when the U.S. entered World War II. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Force, and eventually became a B-17 pilot with the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Dinning flew 33 missions over Germany, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

This interview was recorded at the International Museum of World War II-Boston.


Richard Dinning points to a flight panel.
Richard Dinning shows what he would have worn during his pilot days.


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