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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)


:                June 28, 2007, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)  

SPEAKER:  Jack Darnell; meteorologist 14th Air Force, served in

                   N. Africa, Arabia and China.

          Susie Brown; her father was an infantry officer at

          D-Day who went on a reconnaissance for General Patton.


APRIL MEETING SUMMARY: Guenther Ertel, German World War II officer described his 3 years on the Russian front as hell. The German victories came with enormous casualties. Before Moscow his company manpower was less than 10% of its number before the campaign began. He felt the war was lost. He was glad to have been transferred to France in 1944 and was even happier when he was captured by the Americans. Attendance was 144, our largest to date.


         THE 82nd AIRBOURNE VETERANS GROUP: Anyone who is jump qualified or a glider

               trooper regardless of the branch of service is eligible to join. Their next meeting is at

              1 pm on July 1 at the 356 Fighter Group restaurant (next to the Akron/Canton airport).

               Contact Robert Winkler at 330 325 7574 for details.


BOOK SALE: The Roundtable received 10 boxes of books dealing with WWII and Korea from the estate of Alan Smith. They are on sale (price range $ 1-10) with the proceeds going to the Roundtable. Currently they are being housed in the office of Dean Smith. For the present he will bring a different box to each of our next meetings.


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.         


July 26: William Wilsterman, Gunnery Training School, Las Vegas

August 23: Dr Bud Wentz, B-17 pilot shot down over Belgium and rescued by civilians. On another occasion his B-17 was rammed by a German fighter plane.




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.