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Document Details


Title: Ed Hays
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Chi Chi Press
Collection: World War II Oral History Interviews
Description: Ed Hays was a tail gunner in a B-17 named "Elmer's Tune." Gunther Sinnecker was the German fighter pilot who shot down Elmer's Tune over Denmark on Feb. 24, 1944, and whose Messerschmitt 109 was forced to crash land by Hays' B-17. In June of 1998, Hays and Sinnecker met in Berlin, this time with their families' present. The story of the downing of "Elmer's Tune" and its aftermath is told in "Rendezvous with Destiny," a new book by Fritz Ulrich, the son of the Danish farmer over whose fields the battle took place.
URL: http://www.tankbooks.com/interviews/hays1.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hays, Ed
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document location: Ridgewood, NJ
Document date: Aug-1998
Interviewer: Elson, Aaron
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Europe; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Europe; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029540-32747