At the start of an air show in Spokane, Washington, a U.S..Army Air Force Colonel introduces Brigadier General James G. Parker, Commanding General of the 4th Air Force, headquartered in San Francisco. General Parker says a few words of greeting. People applaud. The Colonel then introduces Air Force Brigadier General Dale B. Gaffney, Commanding General of the Alaska Wing, Air Transport Command. He also says a few words. Then, (sound only) the Colonel introduces a Major, from Spokane, who had survived the Bataan Death March and also successfully escaped from a Japanese prison camp.
Army Air Force Major Samuel Grashio speaks prior to an air show in Spokane, Washington, during World War 2. He is from Spokane, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, and had successfully escaped from a Japanese prison camp. The Major begins to describe his experiences during the fall of Corregidor and Bataan, during the Japanese invasion at the start of World War II in the Pacific. Unfortunately, the sound stops (purposely ?) as he gets into the details of his story.
U.S. Army Air Force air show in Spokane, Washington. Formation of three U.S. L-6s flying directly over crowd. Formation of three A-25s coming in and flying low across in front of the crowd. Two A-25s collide in mid-air and breakup in pieces. One A-25 hits ground and explodes. Other A-25 falls close by, explodes when it hits ground. Burning area where aircraft crashed. Large clouds of black smoke rise from the area. Air Force crew members killed in this tragedy were: Capt Ford K. Sayre, Lt. George Chrep, Lt. William R. Scott, and Sgt. Joseph M. Revinskas.
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