Edward Anthony Maierle Retells his B-24 and B-17 survival maneuvers
Text by Polly Kolstad and Photography by Jesse Martinez
It has been a few years since Edward Anthony Maierle was employed at Fligelman’s Department Store in Helena, Montana.
He was working there December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. He immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy and flew to Hawaii to become an “Avenger” (American torpedo bomber World War II) stationed on Pearl Harbor.