Hi again, My father died in 1985. He was in the 25th Air Force - 483rd Bombardment Group - 817th Bombardment Squadron. He was a top turret gunner/engineer on a B-17. On the Memmigen raid (now to be determined to be one of the most important raids in WW II. The Germans had subterranian labs for the new jets. Out of 26 bombers that made attempted to make the raid only 12 made it back. Fortunately, my father was on one of them. He too never spoke of the war. Not only until I have looked into the family history have I found how horrific and traumatic the experiences of war were. I was able to make the reunion in Denver last October. Three of the men that my father flew withare still alive. What an emotional experience! If the unit that your father was with - see if they have reunions and if you can find out if any of his comrades are still alive - contact them as well. I did that prior to attending. It was absolutely beautiful to meet and speak with them. I also became a associate member of the 483rd. What an honor! I also plan on attending future reunions. This military groups are getting smaller and smaller. Between the last reunion and the one I attended over fifty members had passed.
Feel free to contact me by my email address if you like.