Bud and Mark-  May, 1998, Burbank, California   Mark Kirkland (left) and Bud Kingsbury (right) after meeting each other, by chance,   aboard the B-17 "Nine O' Nine," seen in the background. 

                                                    Bud and Mark- May, 1998, Burbank, California

Mark Kirkland (left) and Bud Kingsbury (right) after meeting each other, by chance, aboard the B-17 "Nine O' Nine," seen in the background. 

Bud with the Cast of "Adrift"   June 5, 1998, Beachwood Studio Playhouse, Hollywood, Ca   Bud Kingsbury attended opening night of "Adrift," a one act play, written and directed by Mark Kirkland, about downed-B-17 crewmen who pull a downed-German pilot into their life raft in the middle of the open sea. After the performance, Bud got up on stage and told his own survival story to the audience. No one who was there will ever forget that evening.   

Bud with the Cast of "Adrift"

June 5, 1998, Beachwood Studio Playhouse, Hollywood, Ca

Bud Kingsbury attended opening night of "Adrift," a one act play, written and directed by Mark Kirkland, about downed-B-17 crewmen who pull a downed-German pilot into their life raft in the middle of the open sea. After the performance, Bud got up on stage and told his own survival story to the audience. No one who was there will ever forget that evening.

 

Bud and his family circa 1961- Kay, Bud, Bud's sister Jayne, daughter Marianne and son Bob. 

Bud and his family circa 1961- Kay, Bud, Bud's sister Jayne, daughter Marianne and son Bob.