In our Around the World studies we have spent the past few weeks in Japan. We have gotten to “row” some wonderful FIAR titles, one of which was Grandfather’s Journey. This book mentions WW2, so we learned a little bit about the war with our unit study last week.
My grandfather was a pilot in WW2 and we were able to visit with him and let him share some stories, show us pictures, look at his planes and hear about the war from someone who was there. This was a special time for us and I’m so thankful that we had this opportunity!
Grandpa showing us the planes he flew
Grandpa showing us the medals and awards that he won
Some of the planes that he flew
My grandma, this is a picture that she sent with him as he left for war. He carried it with him on all his missions!
Grandpa’s pilot log book
Some more pictures of planes
Grandpa’s pilot certificate
Pictures of grandpa with his planes
This is a gift that my grandpa sent back from India to my grandmother.
My grandpa and me.
The girls with their great-grandfather; they are holding the book, Grandfather’s Journey, that we read last week for school.
My grandfather went on quite a journey himself, and I’m so thankful that he is still with us so that my kids could hear about this time in our history from one who lived it.