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01-29-2005, 11:32 PM
Tuskegee Airman to speak at Museum
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
6:30 pm

EAA AirVenture Museum Oshkosh, Wisconsin,

Link: http://museum.eaa.org/activities/events.asp


During World War II, Lt. Col. Alex Jefferson was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American pilots who battled discrimination to become one of the most decorated units in the Army Air Corps, and were renowned for never losing a bomber they were assigned to protect.

Lt. Col. Jefferson graduated from pilot training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in January 1944 and flew 18 combat missions as a P-51 fighter pilot from Ramitelli, Italy. In August 1944 he was shot down by ground fire while strafing radar stations on the coast of Southern France. Captured by German troops, he spent nine months as a POW. Liberated by American forces in April 1945, Lt. Col. Jefferson visited the infamous concentration camp at Dachau, where he witnessed at firsthand the atrocities committed by the Nazis.

A noted speaker, Lt. Col. Jefferson is visiting Oshkosh from his home in Detroit to share his memories of flying as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. His presentation is free of charge. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum's Eagle Hangar, which houses a rare North American T-6 trainer - one of just two known to exist that was actually used by the Tuskegee Airmen. Be sure to join us for what promises to be a very memorable evening.

Sounds like a Very Interesting lecture.
And it's still a couple of months away.
Just though it might Spark your interest.

01-30-2005, 10:42 AM
Nice.. I wish I was near Wisconsin. Thanks

01-30-2005, 10:49 AM
wow cool. I was an intern at EAA over the summer, and might have to attend this, since im goin to school in Oshkosh right now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

01-30-2005, 04:02 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif_VR_C_Berndt... Maybe you could bring a tape recorder and camera... and post some pictures and highlights of the Lecture after on the Forum for the rest of us that can't go.
I'm sure this will be a Great lecture to go to and hear.