SPEAKER: Dean Smith, historian, and Guenther Ertel,
German soldier who served on the Russian front and
will tell his personal story of winter combat
Defeat of the
Germans in the
NOVEMBER MEETING SUMMARY. John Collett, Flight engineer and gunner, 35
Missions in a B17
Attendance was 102.
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. Please send them to
Dan Demko at
Paid membership is now at 180.
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS : At the October 2006 meeting group photographs were taken of 41 WWII veterans and 17 Korean War veterans as part of the ceremonies commemorating the 5th anniversary of our roundtable. To date 24 and 14, respectively of these photos have been claimed. The remaining 8x10 color pictures will be available free of charge at all future meetings for the 20 veterans who have yet to acquire theirs.
2007 THEME: “Bring Two Veterans”. Personally bring 2 veterans and their families with you to our meetings.
(Veterans History Project) Report. Do you want to tape your wartime
experiences? Contact Jerri Donohue (440 546 1207) to make arrangements. If you
know of any veteran reunions in
FOR 2007: Dr. Thomas Adams is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call
April 24: James Frolking, 8th AF fighter pilot shot down, evaded capture, helped by Dutch
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 (330 666 4237) and he will have the tape for you at our next