This oral history with Joe Moser is part of a series spotlighting World War II veterans; 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

Joe Moser realized his dream to fly in the cockpit of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, one of the fastest twin-engine fighters on the planet. In the summer of 1944, Moser bails out of the warbird during a perilous flight over France and begins more than eight months of captivity. He survives hellish conditions at Buchenwald concentration camp and is set free within days of his rumored execution.

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