Heroes of the 354th Fighter Group - JMT Productions
A Documentary Film about the 354th Fighter Group during World War II
JMT Productions out of Southern California is currently working on a two-hour documentary film about the men and history of the Pioneer Mustang Fighter Group during World War II.
354thpmfg.com (formally 354th.com) viewed a ten minute trailer on this documentary. I was overcome with a tremendous sense of pride and impressed with JMT's professionalism. A documentary long in coming - the 354thpmfg.com website supports this project 100% and encourages anyone associated with the 354th Fighter Group to provide use of any form of materials to this project.
Jon Teboe and production staff attended the 2006 reunion in Portland, Oregon where they began interviewing 354th veterans. This is a documentary about the men of the 354th Fighter Group. A recently discovered diary of 1st Lt. William R. Perkins will be our introduction to the men of the 354th. "Perk" served in the 356th Fighter Squadron in World War II. His P-51 Mustang was nicknamed "ANGEL FROM HELL". Although against the rules, he kept a very detailed diary from January 1 to June 12, 1944. He crashed on June 13, 1944 a few days after D-Day near Notre Dame de Cenilly in France.
The documentary will incorporate Perkins' diary and recent interviews with those listed below:
Col. A. W. Owen
Dr. Clayton Kelly Gross
Gen. F.M. Rodgers
Rev. George Bernard
William W. Louie
Lowell K. Brueland
Robert J. Ramer
Joseph A. Kronek
Charles W. Hawley
Richard L. Cutshall
Urgent Request: To those Pioneer Mustangs we interviewed if you provided a few photos we NEED MORE PHOTOS. The more photos we have the more your segment will tell your story and proud history of the 354th Fighter Group.
If you were in the 354th and would like to be interviewed or if you have any photos or facts, please let us know by sending a email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JMT Production members are:
Executive Producer / Director: Jon Teboe
Director of Photography: Zev Esquenazi
Producer: Francesca Esquenazi
Associate Producer/Researcher: Clarice Franklin
Original Music: Frankie Martinez
Still Photographer: Gerard Mate'
Grip: Greg Leach
If you were associated with the 354th in any way, please contact us. We want to hear from the support crews, the ground crew, and everyone who made the missions possible. Family members and relatives are encouraged to contact us.
Just a few clips from "Heroes of the 354th Fighter Group & Angel
From Hell" Documentary:
|P-51 vs ME 262 / JMT Productions|
|My English Bride / JMT Productions|
|Peg O' my Heart / JMT Productions|
|Kong Wah Kau / JMT Productions|
More clips of this documentary can be view at
YouTube.com. Thanks to Jon Teboe and the JMT production team for posting these clips.
JMT Productions - Executive Producer / Director: Jon Teboe, Director of Photography: Zev Esquenazi, Producer: Francesca Esquenazi, Associate Producer/Researcher: Clarice Franklin, Original Music: Frankie Martinez, Still Photographer: Gerard Mate'; Grip: Greg Leach