Notes and painful memories from growing up in Germany during World War
II. Interested readers are welcome to find out what a 8 - 14 year old
remembers of those events as he recalls growing up. Requests for
additional details are welcome. Please contact Bernie at rokvalley [at] comcast.net.
An account of a World War II pilot, Paul Kahl. Bernie Siehling has been
in contact with Paul for years, the only one of the 10 men crew aboard
the B-17 aircraft. Lt. Paul Kahl in NWS Austrailia celebrated his 95th
birthday Aug 19, 2013. Paul and Bernie have reminisced about the belly
landing in 1943, which occurred not far from the Siehling farm. Paul
sent Bernie his biography, and this is the excerpt dealing with his
World War II experience. Paul's full biography is now securely attached
to his B-17's last propeller, which is on display in the Village Museum.