With an 'I'm going to make it attitude', Tomorrows Promise is a compilation of the diary 18 year old Eddie Kofke kept of his experiences and adventures during WWII from enlistment to discharge.
Join... More > the flights as young Ed shares the details of the 50 combat missions he flew as the tail gunner aboard the invincible B-24 Liberator, the Shoo-Shoo Baby. Laugh along with the crew as they experience numerous side adventures both overseas and stateside.
As part of the 15th Air Force, 464th Bomb Group, the 'Baby' was one of 65 'Olive Drab' B-24's leaving Pocatello, Idaho in 1944. The Shoo-Shoo Baby was the first to finish all 50 missions with the original crew still intact, without one injury or death. There was only one other 'Olive Drab' flying in the 779th. The other 63 ships and 630 men were gone or replaced with many replacements replaced.
This was despite 5 missions to the Ploesti oil refineries and being the number one target on Hermann Goering's Elite Luftwaff's kill list.< Less