Thursday, February 14, 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: Bruce Nocera
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 I am confirming a Spring Luncheon at the Plainview LI NY Holiday Inn once again on Sunday June 2, 2019 from 11-3 with a program honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944.

Please stay tuned for further updates and a newsletter well be mailed with updates on the Luncheon.

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

Poster of the Week

Mission Briefing


STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 834: 895 bombers and 183 fighters are dispatched to hit synthetic oil plants in Germany and the Frankfurt marshalling yard; deteriorating weather forces the recall of 261 B-17s and 288 B-24s; the weather was so bad that some aircraft controls froze and several had to jettison their bombs during assembly; 3 B-17s and 2 of the recalled B-24 force are lost in addition to 1 P-51. 346 B-17s are sent to hit the marshalling yard at Frankfurt (260); targets of opportunity are the Giessen marshalling yard (45), Aschaffenburg (12), Hanau (10) and other (4); 3 B-17s and 2 B-24s are lost, 1 B-17 and 1 B-24 are damaged beyond repair and 106 B-17s damaged; 17 airmen are KIA, 2 WIA and 38 MIA. The escort is 151 of 167 P-51s; 1 is lost (pilot MIA) and 1 damaged beyond repair. 12 P-51s fly a scouting mission and 4 escort photo reconnaissance aircraft over Germany.

The 862d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 493d Bombardment Group (Heavy) (attached to 3d Air Division), moves from Debach to Wormingford, England and begins flying weather reconnaissance missions with B-17s and P-51s.

For further great mission details please check

Savannah, Georgia

Monday, September 24, 2018

303rd Bomb Group, Molesworth, Site 7

381st Bomb Group- Col. Jack Goodwin Interview

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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 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 Luftwaffe-related web sites

The 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'

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, 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. 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Larry Goldstein 8th 37th Reunion 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

WLSAM.COM EXCLUSIVE // Liberty Belle B-17 Bomber // Clip