NEXT MEETING: August 10, 2019
Doors open at 10:00 A.M. for socializing (1 and 1/4 hours before start of general meeting).
Meetings Are Free. Meetings are open to everyone. There is no cost to attend. You do not have to be a member in order to attend a meeting.
Barbara was living in England by a fighter base during WW II and like a lot of women the movies always glamorized the fighter pilots – and she ended up marrying US fighter Pilot Richard Heyman. Thus, you will hear a firsthand experience of what is was like to be in England during WW II and then as a war bride who went on to be a bride during Korea and Viet Nam wars also.
A meal lunch is available for purchase at the meeting for $15.00.
The club has to purchase 25 meals regardleess of the number of people who come, so come an purchase a meal and enjoy a coversation with a War Bride.
Meeting ends at 2 PM.
NOTE! The meeting is in New Elks Lodge Building - Go down 106th Avenue for around 1/3 of a mile then make a right into the parking lot.
|Beaverton Elks Lodge #1989|
|3464 SW 106th Ave|
|Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1941|
This non-profit organization is a great way to learn about the 8th Air Force in its roll in defeating Germany during World War II. The meeting is valuable to anyone interested in the history of WWII air combat.
People interested in learning more about the 8thAF, or to pass on what they know to others concerning the 8th AF contribution and other aviation unit histories that brought victory to the Allies in the European theatre of war (ETO) or other combat theatres, are encouraged to join the Oregon Chapter. Please fill out a membership form at the meeting.
The annual dues is $15. In addition, you can join the national organization whose dues are $25 a year. The national chapter puts out a quarterly magazine while the Oregon chapter puts out a quarterly newsletter plus a monthly news update.
There are currently 60 members who flew combat missions during WW II. We have members from the 15th, 10th, 12th, 8th, and 5th AF, and members who flew combat in the Navy, Marines, and Air Force from WW II, Korea, thru Vietnam, and the minor wars in-between.
To join the Oregon Chapter fill out the application form and present it to the treasurer. The form can also be picked up at the meeting.