Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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 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:

PLEASE help support the Chapter by sending in your $15.00 2019 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

Joseph 'Pat' Keeley

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mission Briefing

Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description July 18, 1944 

Mission 481: 1,394 bombers and 476 fighters are dispatched to hit targets in Germany and tactical targets in France; 3 bombers and 3 fighters are lost:
1. 644 B-24s are dispatched, in conjunction with Ninth Air Force and RAF Bomber Command, to bomb enemy equipment and troop concentrations in support of the assault by the British Second Army in the Caen area; 249 hit Solier, 146 hit Frenouville, 139 hit Troarns, 23 hit Hubert la Folie and 12 hit the Mezidon marshaling yard; 1 B-24 is lost, 2 are damaged beyond repair and 182 are damaged. 90 RAF Spitfires fly uneventful support for the B-24s.

2. Of 291 B-17s, 107 hit the Kiel port area, 55 hit the Hemminstedt oil refinery and 54 hit Cuxhaven; 21 B-17s are damaged. Escort is provided by 48 P-38s and 84 P-51s without loss.

3. Of 459 B-17s, 377 hit the Peenemunde experimental establishment, scientific HQ at Zinnowitz, and marshaling yards at Stralsund; 3 B-17s are lost and 64 damaged. Escort is provided by 297 P-38s and P-51s; they claim 21-0-12 Luftwaffe aircraft; 3 P-51s are lost (2 pilot are MIA) and 1 is damaged beyond repair.

25 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions in France during the night; 
1 B-24 collides with an RAF aircraft over France and is lost.

Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History

For further great mission details please check

                                  Savannah, Georgia

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Poster of the Week

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

History Teacher a 'HERO' to the Veterans he Honored over the Years

This was on CBS Evening News April 2, 2019
Thought I would post for those that missed it.
Cheers to John !!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

We Remember

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Airmen killed during World War II crash honored 75 years later

This was on CBS Evening News February 22, 2019
Thought I would post for those that missed it.
Cheers to Tony!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Stan Goldstein's Recent Interview

Please check below a recent interview by the Daily Freeman
with Stan Goldstein the Chatpter's Vice President.