Richard B. Sigle
US Army Air Corps
From the Prairies to the Skies
The Memoirs of Richard B. Sigle, WW II B-24 Bomber Pilot (1920 - 1991)
465th Bomb Group, 780th Squadron of the 15th Air Force, Pantanella, Italy
The Family · Growing Up · Life On The Farm · World War II · Like Father Like (Grand) Son · Interview · Letters From Others · Helen Sigle Gossett · Sigle-Sperry Genealogy · View Our Guest Book · Memories of Another War · Letter to Kansas Senators from Gene Koscinski · Lou Alexander, Navigator, Phone Call · Gene Koscinski Memoirs
My father, Richard B. Sigle, grew up on a Kansas farm, the youngest of 5 children born to Christoph and Lovie Sigle. He lived through the Dirty Thirties, World War II, and saw his own five children raised. Before he passed away on October 22, 1991, he began to write his memories.
This web site contains a little history of farming during the Dust Bowl years, growing up on the Kansas prairie, and the challenges he encountered as a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II.
I hope you enjoy this primary source of history from someone who lived through it. His life was filled with excitement and challenge as he lived a life of integrity and honor. I'm very proud of my father. This web site is a Christmas gift to my mother, Evea Jane Sigle*, my children, and my brothers and their families.
*Note: My mother, Evea Jane Sigle, passed away the day after Christmas, December 26, 2001. I'm so glad she got to see this web site the day before she died and got to sign the guest book. I felt a sense of urgency to make this website two days before Christmas. I'd been thinking of doing it for more than a year.
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