“Mexican Spitfire” is an example of B-25 nose art photos Dad took.

B-25 Mitchell Bomber in World War 2

B-25 Mitchell Bomber

The North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber played a significant role during World War Two. It was a twin-engine medium attack bomber. It was one of America’s most famous airplanes of World War Two. The B-25 Mitchell bomber was the type used by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle for the Tokyo Raid on April 18, 1942. (See video below for actual film footage.) Read more

Your Ancestor’s Army Air Force Records are Available

Do you know anyone who was in the Army Air Force during WWII, or in the Air Force since WWII? Did you know you can have the military history of their battalion?

If it would not have been for the discovery of the complete military record of my father’s battalion during its three years during World War Two, this book, “Dad’s War Photos: Adventures in the South Pacific” would not have turned out as good as it did. Read more

Neal Bertrand

Gifting “Dad’s War Photos”

Neal BertrandFor the past three years, I’ve been working on the biggest book project I’ve ever undertaken. You might call it a labor of love. I finally finished it and received a copy from the printer just before Christmas. I wanted to give this copy to a very special person in my life.

The book is about my father’s tour of duty during WWII in the South Pacific. His name was Curtis Bertrand and he was just a country boy with a camera when he entered the U.S. Army. He returned home from the Southwest Pacific Theater with 600 pictures to share with his folks, never realizing the importance these unique views of the war would provide. Read more