Date(s) - 08/18/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Series II:
“REMEMBERING THE FLYING FORTRESS”
Schedule of Events:
August 18, 2023 – Free Event to the Public
9:00-Noon B-17 will be open for viewing – World War II Hangar – Building 3
2:00-4:00 Heritage Series II – Remembering the Flying Fortress – Century of Flight Hangar – Building 2
Questions and Answers Session
B-17G View the Completion 9:00a.m.-Noon | World War II Hangar Building 3
August 17th is the 80th anniversary of the first Schweinfurt raid during WWII that witnessed significant losses and changed the dynamics of the air war in Europe. In conjunction with this anniversary, we will unveil the completion of our eight-year restoration on our B-17 Flying Fortress.
Viewing will be 9:00-Noon. Meet the B-17 restoration crew, ask questions and enjoy seeing the Flying Fortress up close and personal.
There will be a B-17G ribbon cutting ceremony in the World War II Hangar immediately following the Heritage Series.
Starting at 2:00p.m. | Century of Flight Hangar Building 2
This event begins with the stand-down of the 483rd Bombardment Group, a B-17 unit assigned to the 15th Air Force in Italy, as they shutter their Association. This ceremony will be performed by WWII reenactors. The 483rd Bombardment Group Association will briefly discuss the history of the organization and its dissolution. The group has been steadfast supporters of the Museum and they are honoring the wishes of their fathers with the close of this chapter.
the riveting history of the American Eighth Air Force in WWII and the story of the young men who flew the bombers that helped bring Nazi Germany to its knees as brilliantly told by historian, Dr. Donald Miller.
Keynote 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.
Special Guests – Family Members of the 483rd Bomb Group (H)
Free Seating Reservations – FREE Event
Open seating, first come, first serve.
Limited seating – Reserve a seat today!