NEWSREP’s sister site, Fighter Sweep, is on the hunt for World War II bomber pilots that we can work with on an upcoming project. Our goal is to tell the stories of the heroic men tasked with bringing the fight to our nation’s enemies in the largest air conflict this planet has ever seen — and to do so in a way that honors their courage, sacrifices, and indomitable will.

Deeper than that, though, we want to share the humanity at play in the skies over World War II. It’s easy to look back on history like it’s just a story that we tell, but each name you see on the pages of a history book represents a life full of experiences, triumphs, failures, and the innumerable tiny events that shape who we are as people.

Our challenge is to do these great men justice — not just as war fighters, but as people the next generation can connect to, understand, and appreciate.

But we can’t do it without your help.