Heritage Series 2 “Remembering the Flying Fortress”

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Heritage Series II “Remembering the Flying Fortress”

Schedule of Events:
  • August 18, 2023
  • 2:00 – 4:00
  • Century of Flight Hangar – Building 2
  • Free Event to the Public Open seating, first come, first serve
    Limited seating  – Reserve a seat today!
  • Questions and Answers Session with Dr. Don Miller
2:00p.m.  |  Century of Flight Hangar Building 2

The 483rd Bombardment Group,  a B-17 unit assigned to the 15th Air Force in Italy, will be shuttering their Association.  Surviving members will be here to tell their fascinating war stories.  During the ceremony, there will be a color guard retirement of their colors and its four squadrons with a short historical summary of the group.  Their archives are located at the Museum of Aviation and many are on display in the Eagle building.   Check out the archiving process as students from Middle Georgia State University digitize and catalog the 483rd records and photos on site.

Key Note Speaker – author/historian – Masters of the Air – Dr. Donald Miller

New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, and one of the most respected authorities on World War II and U.S history. He has been nominated for and won a variety of awards. He is a frequent consultant and adviser to historical productions, including PBS and HBO.  Miller is widely acclaimed for his 10 books, and Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany (Simon and Schuster, 2007) is the basis for a forthcoming dramatic series of the same title produced for Apple TV by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

Museum of Aviation Memberships and Donation opportunities are available.