|Discussing the Crew 713 documentary with filmmaker Alex Mena (right)|
As a result of all this, the story of the 492nd's tragic and heroic sacrifice never made it into any of the official histories, and as a result of that, it was also left out of the hundreds of histories of the air war over Europe which got written in the half century after World War II. It was only in recent years that a handful of intrepid amateur historians and film makers like Alex discovered their amazing and still untold story. By now, of course, only a handful of 492nd crewmen remain alive, and Alex is in a race against time to make sure their story gets told.
Alex is now about 80% done with his filming, but he still has a lot left to do. He could definitely use more than just moral support. So come on, people, send him some money today!
Here is a link to a story I wrote about them a few months ago for Defense Media Network.