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World War II – Korean War Roundtable


World War II – Korean War Roundtable


Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center - 3486 S. Smith Rd (off Market St.)

    Fairlawn, OH 44333 - (across from City Hall and the Fire Station)


:                AUGUST 23, 2007, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)      

SPEAKER: : Dr Bud Wentz, B-17 pilot who was shot down over Belgium and rescued by civilians. On another occasion his B-17 was rammed by a German fighter plane.


JULY MEETING SUMMARY: William Wilsterman talked about the establishment and evolution of the Aerial Gunnery Training School at Las Vegas in WWII.  Attendance was 75.


E-MAIL ADDRESSES: If you have an E-Mail address and wish to receive the meeting notices via E-Mail please contact Dean Smith (330 762 8885) or Ed Bollinger (330 836 6272). You will receive your meeting notices a week earlier this way.


DUES: Dues for Sept 1 ’07 to August 31 ’08 are due. They have been raised to $15. We would have run out of money last spring except for the book sale and the in-house effort to prepare and send out the monthly meeting announcements.


2007 THEME: “Bring a Veteran”. Personally bring a veteran and his or her family with you to our meetings.


VHP: (Veterans History Project) Report:. We are in desperate need of more Roundtable volunteers to interview vets.


SPEAKERS FOR 2007: Dr. Thomas Adams is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at 330 668 3672 to volunteer yourself or to recommend others.



September 27: Ken Rogers: 45th (Thunderbird) infantry division, was in the landing at Anzio in WWII.  His regiment was on the line for 511 days. He was captured by the Germans.

October 25: Howard Claslin , B17 pilot in the 385th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force, European Theater,  POW




C. Dave Post

(330) 668-2447

1st Vice President

Dr. Thomas Adams

(330) 668-3672

2nd Vice President

Larry Heller

(330) 633-7737


Dean Smith

(330) 762-8885


Daniel Demko

(330) 666-2502


              WEB SITE: Dave Hall has set up our Web Site at: http://www.wwiirt.com

            The current catalog of video tapes of past meetings is now posted on this web site. You

                   can rent one with a refundable $ 10 deposit or buy one for $ 10.