Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story

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Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story is a nationally-recognized Wisconsin Public Radio documentary about Poplar, Wisconsin native and World War II “Ace of Aces” Richard Bong. The documentary received a first place National Headliners award from the Press Club of Atlantic City and features interviews with Bong’s wingman, tent mate and crew chief in the South Pacific, as well as his friends and family. In addition, historians from the United States Air Force Academy and the Australian War Museum discuss the significance of the time Bong served in World War II and the legacy he leaves even today.

Episode Credits

  • Jim Packard Host
  • Jennifer Simonson Host
  • Mike Simonson Producer

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