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  • Writer's pictureDon Milne

Volunteer provided WWII fallen content reaches nearly half a million YouTube views


To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the tragic Ploesti raid, Stories Behind the Stars teamed up again with TJ3 History and provided research assistance for its YouTube Ploesti documentary. In less than two weeks the video is on pace to soon exceed 500,000 views.


Stories Behind the Stars provided research background on four of the planes profiled in the documentary: Euroclydon The Storm, Ole Kickapoo, Joe Carioca, and Hell's Wench.


The video specifically mentioned the actions of Lloyd H Hughes and Nicholas P Stampolis.


The Hughes story was written by Pam Baker of Alabama: https://www.fold3.com/memorial/630028690/lloyd-h-hughes/stories


The Stampolis story was also written by Pam Baker of Alabama:


Under the direction of Tricia Castille of Louisiana, our volunteers have written stories of all of the 310 airmen lost on this mission. You can find their stories here.


See previous Pearl Harbor video collaborations with TJ3 History here and here.


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