Donald W Stobbs
Donald Stobbs was one of five in the family who served in World War II. He was trained as a Navy pilot and assigned to VPB-135 but as the war drew to a close pilots weren't in as high demand. He was retrained and served as a navigator on a PV-2 flying missions off Attu in the Aleutians. Through Donald's hand-written memoir and photos you can learn about his training experiences, troubles and life on the Aleutian chain.
Did You Know?
A PBY plane piloted by Lt. Jean Cusick was sent from Dutch Harbor, on June 3, 1942, to locate Japanese forces in the Pacific. He was shot down by enemy fighters en route. Five men out of the seven-man crew survived the crash and got into life rafts. Cusick and his enlisted pilot died on the rafts from their wounds. The other three were captured by the Japanese, and became the first prisoners of war in the Aleutian Campaign.