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OGTA Debrief: Col. Marty Mahrt


Col. Marty Mahrt recounts his experience of being shot down during the Vietnam War.

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OTGA Debrief with Capt. E. Royce Williams


The story of Silver Star recipient and Wilmot South Dakota native E. Royce Williams.


OGTA Interview with Gen. Charles McGee

Brigadier General Charles McGee participates in a live online interview, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 am CDT / 10:00 am MDT. General McGee is one of the few surviving members of WWII’s 332nd Fighter Group, a unit of African-American military airmen formed during the era’s culture of unit-segregation by race.

The event will be streamed live on this page, and on a variety of platforms. Viewe


Charles McGee’s WWII fighter plane

“Kitten” was a P-51C Mustang fighter plane flown by then-Lieutenant McGee while flying combat with the famous “Redtail Squadron” during WWII.

McGee flew combat from bases in Italy where he partook in tactical ground support as well as bomber escort missions. McGee is credited with an aerial victory over the German Luftwaffe. Later on, he retired from the USAF having accumulated an astounding 409 combat missions in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War.