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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)


:                SEPTEMBER  25, 2008, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M.   (The 4th Thursday)

        SPEAKER: JIM CHANDLER, a combat engineer in North Africa and ETO


          AUGUST MEETING SUMMARY: Dan Hayes recounted his wartime service, first as a

               would-be pilot, then as a radio operator trainee, then instructor and finally assigned to

               a B-17crew. His plane went to Europe via Gander, the Azores, Tunisia an finally to

               their final base in Foggia. He flew several missions but received only a scratch wound

               from AA fire. He returned to the US in a liberty ship, not by air as he had hoped.

                 Attendance was 93.

        Telephone Committee. A telephone Committee was formed to remind our members of

              the upcoming meetings. You should get your call about a week before each meeting.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES: If you have an E-Mail address and wish to receive the meeting notices via E-Mail please contact Dean Smith (330 835 9895) or Ed Bollinger (330 836 6272 or You will receive your meeting notices a week earlier this way. If you change your E-Mail address notify Ed by E-Mail.

MAP: A map showing the location of the Community Center is on the back of the meeting notices mailed to our out-of town members.

DUES: Dues for September ’08 to August ’09 remain at $15  Please send them to Dan Demko at 1627 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.. Copley, OH 44321-1909

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS : See Dave Finch to get yours at our next meeting.

2008 THEME: “Bring Two Veterans”. Personally bring 2 veterans and their families with you to our meetings.

VHP: (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 Ohio coming up please call Jerri so she can attend and get some of these veterans to record their stories.

SPEAKERS FOR 2008: Dr. Thomas Adams is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at 330 668 3672 to volunteer yourself or to recommend others.        


October 23; 5 WWII 10 minute speakers ; Judge Harold White, Bill Miller, Arthur Magazeni, Harold Blackwood & Tom Adams

Nov 20 ( note that this is the 3rd Thursday); Bob Roberts, Air Corps WWII, communications officer, “Army Airway Communication System”

                WEB SITE: Dave Hall maintains our Web Site at:

         VIDEO TAPES: The current catalog of video tapes of past meetings is now posted on our

             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 meeting.