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Quarterly Meeting Information Oregon Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society

Meeting Dates in 2017 are February 11, May 13, August 12, and November 4

NEXT MEETING: February 11, 2017

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.

PROGRAM: Oregon Spirit of 45

Preserving the Legacy of the WW II Generation. The group is dedicated to recording those who served in the war by collecting the photos of the people.

“Our Mission: To commemorate the achievements and virtues of the World War II generation, on the 2nd Sunday of every August, so as to inspire future generations.”

This year their focus is on airpower of WW II.

http://www.orspiritof45.org/

LUNCH

A Hot meal lunch is available for purchase at the meeting for $13.00.
►Note! Call Tom Philo at 503-591-3227  or contact him via email at secretary@8thafhsoregon.com ONLY if you are planning to purchase a meal – by February 2, so he can get a headcount for the lodge food preparers.

Meeting will start sharply at 11:15 AM

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.

Oregon Chapter 8th AF HS Meeting Location
Beaverton Elks Lodge #1989
3464 SW 106th Ave
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Beaverton Elks

 

Joining

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.