On Thursday, a group of college students got a lesson in history from an interesting point of view.
Arthur Mills, World War II POW, spoke to a class at Mercyhurst University.
He said his plane was shot down in 1944, and he was taken as a German prisoner, and was eventually freed a year later.
In 2005, Mills and his son, Arthur Mills, Jr., a professor at Mercyhurst University, returned to the village where he was captured, and found wreckage of his plane.
Mills said he talking about his experiences, helped him deal with what happened. He said he finds the students are interested in it, and those that he talks to at the VA Center, say he's a part of history.
"I talked about it until it got boring to me, boring to everybody else," said Mills. "But I got it out of my system, and my sense of humor, which I carry with me all the time, helped me a lot get through it."
Mills, now almost 92, is one of three living crew members who were shot down from the sky.