Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Poster of the Week

Mission Briefing

 Thursday January 18, 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 799: Bad weather limits operations; 114 of 114 B-17s attack the marshalling yard at Kaiserslautern without loss; most are diverted to bases on the Continent after the raid because of heavy clouds; escort is provided by 105 of 113 P-51s with the loss of 3 aircraft and pilots. 6 of 6 B-17s fly a screening mission and 4 of 4 P-51s fly a scouting mission.

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Savannah, Georgia

Sunday, December 04, 2016

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: Antonio Capobianco
Membership Manager:
Bernard Mirotznik (452nd BG)

Greetings Fellow Members of Our Illustrious Chapter

Chapter Update:

Happy New Year!

I wanted to update the Chapter's membership that a newsletter will be out soon with updates on the Spring 2017 Luncheon.
Below please find last Spring's Luncheon report:

The New York State Southern Wing Chapter of the 8th AFHS's  held it's Spring Luncheon at the Plainview LI NY Holiday Inn from 11:00 to 3 pm on Sunday May 22, 2016. This did prove to be an interesting get together and one of our best as we had WWII and post WWII veterans from all of our Armed Forces. We also had British War Veterans and French War Veterans attending. 
The 72 anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944 was the theme of the Luncheon with a D-Day Veteran with us.

One our guest speakers Ray O'Conor presented an outstanding   audio/video on his book published last May 
"She Called Him Ray"

Also from the American Air Power Museum Joe Domhan gave us an update us on what is happening at the Museum and also the upcoming Memorial Day events. 
P.S. We are saddened by the death of William Gordon who was piloting the P-47 Jug from the American Air Power Museum which crashed into the Hudson River NY on Friday May 27 

Plus the Chapter is proud to had Mr. Alain Dupuis the President French War Veterans and also representing the American Memorial of St Nazaire (France) where stood wide submarine pens attending. Alain presented a video presentation of the St Nazaire area and crash sites of many downed 8th bombers. Also a good presentation was done regarding the WWII French underground. With Alain was the Ex Commissioner of Veterans Affairs of New York City Mr. Terrance Holiday, retired Colonel USAF who addressed the group.
Alain attended the Memorial Celebration below of the B17 High Ball from the 351st Bomb Group 511 Sq. shot down on June 28, 1943 over St. Nazaire  France which was held on June 30, 2007.


 Please find below some pictures from the Chapter's May 22, 2016 Luncheon/Meeting 
We did have 5 8th WWII veterans attending and a British and French War WWII veteran plus a WWII Navy veteran who worked on a LST that worked Utah Beach on D-Day.
 A good time was had by all. 

Some shots of this past Long Island Luncheon
 Moses Levitt with his grandson Daniel
5 of the 7 WWII Veterans
Author Ray O'Conor 

PLEASE help support the Chapter by sending in your $15.00 2017 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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Grandpa Takes the Kids to the Movies

I thought this is very appropriate for this upcoming Memorial Day.
A must see!

We Remember

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gus Nathan Interview 2011

It is very hard to watch as an Honor Guard carefully folds and hands my wife her Father's flag. Gus was a WWII 8th Air Force Veteran and served with the 486th Bomb Group.
 He is now truly with his loving wife Sylvia now. 

Saturday, July 07, 2012

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

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 Ghostwings site "Honoring the Sacrifices of America's Veterans"

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 Stormbirds.com Luftwaffe-related web sites

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 Memphis-Belle website exclusively authorized and maintained by the widow of Col. Robert K. Morgan

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'

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Larry Goldstein 8th 37th Reunion 2011