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EAA106 PROGRAM: WWII HISTORY - B-17 & its Crew
Author Paul D. Bagley - B-17 & its Crew
Our speaker: Paul D. Bagley, Author, Historian, and more
Author Paul D. Bagley will be our guest speaker presenting a short video production entitled “Echoes of the Past – Preserving History” which delves into the history of the famous American B-17 bomber and the men who maintained and flew it.
He will also discuss and take questions regarding the 10 years of research he did in preparation of his book Crosses in the Sky. The book chronicles one such bomber crew and, in particular, the pilot, Bill Witcomb. Bill and his crew flew 35 missions exclusively over targets in Germany and not one of them was killed, captured or even wounded. They chalked up their good fortune to Devine Providence watching over them, but there was another reason for their extraordinary success. Witcomb and his crew were probably the most well-trained and best prepared weapon ever launched by the US Army Air Force against the Nazi war machine.
Copies of the book Crosses in the Sky will be available for sale for $35.00, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to EAA 106.
LINK about our SPEAKER:
09:15-09:45 Social gathering and coffee
09:45-10:00 Brief updates on Hangar 135 and club activities
10:00-11:30 PROGRAM: Paul D. Bagley
11:30-12:30 LUNCH – IF weather cooperates w/ grilling
LOCATION: Please arrive 9:30-9:45 (10:00 latest)
Usually in one of our hangars on the north end of Delta at LWM
If driving, go to: http://www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm
There is a PDF explaining how to get to find our hangars behind GATE 4 which is NEAR 400 Holt Rd, North Andover. There is no exact address for the gate. Be sure to arrive a bit before the meeting and call the number on the sheet of paper taped to the yellow pylon for the meeting. Someone will come down and escort you in.