VIDEO: Institute of Military Technology In Titusville Spotlights World War II Hero
By Space Coast Daily // May 5, 2015
William David Gatling recalls WWII Missions
ABOVE VIDEO: The Institute of Military Technology in Titusville, Florida produced this compelling video about P-40 and World War II vet William David Gatling, 93, who flew with the 324th Fighter Group and 315th Fighter Squadron in the Army Air Corp. (Institute of Military Technology video)
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Institute of Military Technology in Titusville, Florida produced the above compelling video about P-40 and World War II vet William David Gatling, who flew with the 324th Fighter Group and 315th FS in the Army Air Corp.
Gatling, 93, tells his incredible story that happened on April 30, 1943 – 72 years ago last week.
“We want to share this history with the ones who might still be around and who have lived it,” said Shay Saldana, Institute of Military Technology Museum Multimedia Coordinator.
“Mr. Gatling’s reaction was priceless and made the efforts to produce this piece completely worth it and rewarding for everyone involved. We want to continue honoring WWII veterans.”
The mission of the Institute of Military Technology is to preserve, educate and motivate by interpreting historically significant items to help honor the history and evolution of Armament, Military Armed Forces, and the United States of America.
C. Reed Knight Jr. is the founder of the Institute of Military Technology. His passion of collecting and preserving historically important military artifacts has become his life long goal.
He noticed how quickly significant parts of American armament evolutionary history were being eroded or lost and how technology of the past is important to solve or prevent design issues in the future.
This motivated him to form the Institute of Military Technology, to Preserve, Educate, and Motivate, others to help save this very important, disappearing part of American history.