SPEAKER Ken Rogers: 45th (Thunderbird) infantry division,
was in the landing at
in WWII. His regiment was on the line for 511 days. He was captured by the Germans.
AUGUST MEETING SUMMARY: : Dr Bud Wentz, B-17 pilot who was shot down over
German fighter plane. 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.
GATHERING OF MUSTANGS & LEGENDS. F-51, P-40, P-63, P-47, P-38, ME-109, FW-190, & Spitfire aircraft will be at Rickenbacker Int’l Airport (Columbus) on Sep 27-30.
86nd Airborne Division Assocation, Anyone interested in joining the Akron Chapter call Bob Winkler 330 325 7374
2007 THEME: “Bring a Veteran”. Personally bring a veteran and his or her family with you to our meetings.
VHP: (Veterans History Project) Report. Do you want to video tape your wartime experiences? Contact Jerri Donohue (440) 546 1207 to make arrangements.So far in 2007 she has sent to the Library of Congress interviews of 1 WAC, 2 Navy, 5 Army and 8 Air Corps. She has to complete the paperwork for 8 other interviews she conducted at the 5th Armored Division reunion and the Ohio Convention of ex-POWS. If you know of other reunions in Ohio coming up please call Jerri so she can attend.
SPEAKERS FOR 2007: Dr. Thomas Adams
is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at
October 25: Howard Claflin , B17 pilot in the 385th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force, European Theater, POW
November 22: John Collett, Flight engineer and gunner, B-17. 35 missions , 8th Air Force
C. Dave Post
1st Vice President
Dr. Thomas Adams
2nd Vice President
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. If you want to rent or buy a tape call Dick Sutherland (666 4237) and he will have the tape for you at our next meeting.