Friday, August 07, 2020

Poster of the Week


 

They were Hero's then & still are today!!
Cheers to our Nurses



As President of the NYS Southern Wing Chapter of the 8th AFHS we want to thank those on the COVID-19 front lines world wide
Again thank you all !! 






Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Sgt Ray Lambert's Story

 An honor to post this May 26, 2019 Sgt. Ray Lambert's D-Day story



Saturday, July 11, 2020

Interesting Links

Below please checkout these interesting Links and the links within. One can literally spend hours here:

The Mighty Eighth Air Force and to all related Bomber Groups and interesting links
Recommended site

The Mighty Eighth Museum

Holland Museum "Wings To Victory" aircraft crash database in Holland
Recommended site now in English


A great Virginia Beach Aviation Museum

The United States Air Force Military Heritage Database

The Yankee Air Museum "Where History Flies"

The B24 Site dedicated to the men and women who flew and supported the B24 bombers. Recommended site.

The National World War II Museum New Orleans

The U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading PA

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Tanksbooks.com site where generation meets the latest generation

The American Airpower Museum located at Farmingdale New York

The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

The U-505 Submarine in Chicago

The U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland

 

The great UK site regarding the Control Towers of times gone by

The Palm Springs Air Museum

The 94th Bomb Group a Recommended site

The 303rd Bomb Group is a recommended site

The 95th Bomb Group Memorial Foundation

The 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association


The Minnesota Chapter 

If you have a related website that you would like posted please email at 'Historian'

Friday, May 08, 2020

The Presidents Report


The Chapter's Motto
"Keeping the Memories Alive"


Board of Directors:
President: Pat Keeley
Vice-President: Stan Goldstein (466th BG)
Secretary: Pat Keeley
Treasurer: Pat Keeley
Membership Manager: David Levitt


Greetings Fellow Members of Our Illustrious Chapter

Chapter Update:

 
I wanted to update the Chapter's membership that we have confirmed a re-scheduled Luncheon date of November 8, 2020 Remembrance Day regarding the cancelled Sunday June 7th Luncheon due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The Luncheon will be held at the Plainview Holiday Inn in Plainview Long Island, NY.

Meanwhile be safe/healthy all!!
 


On Sunday June 2nd the Chapter and  friends had a great Luncheon at the Plainview LI NY Holiday Inn.
We had 4 WWII Veterans of which 3 were D-Day Veterans honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944. 





David Levitt presented the French Jubilee of Liberty Medal to the following



I have more photos of the Luncheon please contact me if you would like to see more


Taken at the National Museum of the United Stated Air Force in Dayton, Ohio at the 8th AFHS 44th Annual Reunion
October 2018

The restored Memphis Belle


  
 

 

 

 

I would like to thank those of you that sent in their dues and donations to help 'Keep the Memories Alive' 
I am looking forward to seeing you there..

I also wanted to update our NYS Chapter members that the NYS DMV now have a new 8th Air Force license plate.
If interested check the following:
https://dmv.ny.gov/custom-plates/eighth-air-force-historical-society




PLEASE help support the Chapter by sending in your $15.00 2020 dues.
Remember the Officers and Board Members are volunteers and receive no salaries. Your dues are used for the Chapter expenses such as the Newsletter, Website, Luncheons and more.



The New York Southern Wing Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society was founded in October 1990 and Incorporated in the County of Nassau State of New York officially on February 23rd, 1991.
Pat Keeley, President.

Please help us to 'Keep Their Memories Alive' by paying your dues


Cheers,
Joseph 'Pat' Keeley

Your membership is what 'Keeps the Memories Alive'
Please help support our Chapter and the 8th Air Force Historical Society



Friday, May 01, 2020

Captain Tom

In these uncertain COVID-19 times please checkout 
Captain Tom
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

WWII Airman Honored

Friday, November 15, 2019

All-black Women's Army Corps unit still fighting for recognition

This I had no idea about and is worth the time to watch..
Cheers to the 6888 Battalion