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VAHS Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula Chapter Meeting

February 15 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

VAHS –Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society • NNMP – Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula Chapter
Thursday, February 15, 2024 • 11:30 Meet & Greet, Buffet Lunch at Noon, program at 12:30 @Pilot House Restaurant – Hummel Field Airport in Topping

Our presentation this month will be a video of two WW2 bombing runs in 1943 from England over Schweinfurt, Germany, to destroy Nazi ball bearing factory production, with disastrous results for US and British airplanes and crews!

The initial attack in August began with 376 B-17 Flying Fortresses. 60 B-17s were lost and 90 were damaged, with casualties of 7 KIA, 21 WIA, and 557 MIA or POW! The second attack 2 months later in October began with 291 B-17s. 77B-17s were lost and 121 were damaged, with casualties of 590 KIA, 43 WIA, and 65 MIA or POW!

Come learn about the Allies heavy sobering losses and understand the huge effort and enormous consequences of just these two air campaigns. It shows just one reason that the WW2 generation is called the Greatest Generation!

We meet on the third Thursday of every month. Please join us! Open to anyone interested in aviation and history. See you soon!

Meeting times & dates can vary, please be sure to check with the chapter before the meeting to confirm dates.

Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society – Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula Chapter meets at the Pilot House, Hummel Field, in Topping, Virginia in the “Eagle’s Nest” at 11:30am on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise posted. Pilots can fly-in and park at the door of the restaurant. Visitors are welcome at these luncheon meetings. There is an interesting speaker from the field of aviation each month. Come visit the “Eagle’s Nest” at any time and see the collection of aviation art and other memorabilia.

All NN-MP VAHS Chapter Programs are open to the public and are held at the Pilot House Restaurant, at Hummel Airport on Route 3 in Topping, VA. For more information, contact Jody Nelson

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Event Category:

Venue

Hummel Field
310 Plainview Rd
Topping, VA 23169 United States
Phone
(804) 758-0538
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