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Lecture Series: WWII Memories
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, 1:00 pm.
The lives of Heavy Bomber crews during World War II.
The lecture is about the US Airmen who served in the Heavy Bomber Groups which flew over Europe in extremely dangerous conditions with significant casualties and airplane losses.
· Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 1:00 pm.
“The anatomy of a shootdown”.
The shootdown of a B-17 and the fate of its crew.
The speaker traced and visited the B-17 crash site and shares the experience of the disastrous mission to Schweinfurt on April 13, 1944 and his Dad’s imprisonment in a POW camp, Stalag-Luft XVI.
· Thursday, March 19, 2020, 1:00 pm.
The lives of American POWs confined in German
Stalag-Luft camps during World War II, 1942 – 1945.
The lecture covers the capture, interrogation, treatment and lives of American Airmen in POW Stalag-Luft camps, the death marches from Poland and German and their return home in 1945.
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6th Annual Remembrance Ceremony
To honor all USAAF Airmen who served in WWII.
2020 Ceremoney will be held on
Saturday Sept. 19, 2020 at 11:00 am
Holiday Events at the Museum
"Christmas in England during World War II"
The lecture describes the lives of the British during WWII, from 1939 to 1945,
and the arrival of the US troops in 1942 and how it affected them.
The lecture is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11:30 am.
Tea and a biscuit will be offered in British tradition.
Holiday in the Hangar
Bring the the entire family
Saturday Dec 14, 2 - 4pm
Make a plane