LISTEN to George Heimbuch on Hometown Heroes
George Heimbuch of Clovis, CA appears on episode #86 of Hometown Heroes, debuting August 22, 2009. Serving with the 5th Air Base Group, George was in the Philippines before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was captured by the Japanese on Mother’s Day, 1942, and remained a prisoner of war for more than three years. Separated from his brother, Ray, he would enjoy a unique reunion with him after they were both liberated. Listen to Hometown Heroes to hear George tell that story, as well as many others about how he managed to survive. You’ll also hear which famous sportscaster he once babysat in Montana. You can also read about the book his brother Ray wrote about his POW experience.
UPDATE: Check out this outstanding January 2015 story by Ron Orozco of the Fresno Bee about George and his experiences.