Huffman Prairie Aviation Historical Society Meeting, April 1, 2019, 7pm

The next meeting of the Huffman Prairie Aviation Historical Society will take place on Monday, April 1, at 7:00pm. All are welcome!

Frank Alfter will present “Anatomy of a Shootdown.”

Mr. Alfter will share the story of his father’s World War II experience as a tail gunner with the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. On April 13, 1944, his father’s B-17 was shot down while on a mission, his 23rd, to Schweinfurt, Germany. The pilot, navigator and his father were captured and spent 13 months as prisoners of war.

The program will be held at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, 2380 Memorial Road (intersection of State Route 444 and Kauffman Road), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

For questions about the event, please call 937-775-2092 or email archives@www.libraries.wright.edu.

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