Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center - 3486 S. Smith Rd (off Market St.)
Fairlawn, OH 44333 - (across from City Hall and the Fire Station)
: OCTOBER 25, 2007, THURSDAY, 6:45 P.M. (The 4th Thursday)
SPEAKER Howard Claflin , B17 pilot in the 385th Bomber Group,
8th Air Force, European Theater, POW
SEPTEMBER MEETING SUMMARY: Ken Rogers: 45th (Thunderbird) infantry division, was in
the landing at Anzio. The terrain was very flat with little cover. He spent a lot of time in his
foxhole. The frontlines were about 75 to 100 yards apart and the German rifle fire was very
accurate. He was captured but escaped on the march to Florence and returned to the American
lines with the aid of Italian civilians.
John Eaton talked about the HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK which is a group of pilots who fly
WWII veterans to Washington DC for a one day free all expense paid visit to the WWII
memorial. For further information or an application call 937 521 2400 or visit
www.honorflight.org . Attendance was 88.
E-MAIL ADDRESSES: If you have an E-Mail address and wish to receive the meeting notices via E-Mail please contact Dean Smith (330 762 8885) or Ed Bollinger (330 836 6272). You will receive your meeting notices a week earlier this way.
DUES: Dues for Sept 1 ’07 to August 31 ’08 are due. They have been raised to $15.
86nd Airborne Division Assocation, Anyone interested in joining the Akron Chapter call Bob Winkler 330 325 7374
2007 THEME: “Bring Two Veterans”. Personally bring 2 veterans and their families with you to our meetings.
VHP: (Veterans History Project) Report. Do you want to tape your wartime experiences? Contact Jerri Donohue (440) 546 1207 to make arrangements. If you know of any veteran reunions in Ohio coming up please call Jerri so she can attend and meet some of these veterans with stories to tell. Since the last newsletter Jerri has sent 9 interviews to the Library of Congress; 1 Marine and 8 Army ..
SPEAKERS FOR 2007: Dr. Thomas Adams is
our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at
November 22: John Collett, Flight engineer and gunner, B-17. 35 missions , 8th Air Force
C. Dave Post
1st Vice President
Dr. Thomas Adams
2nd Vice President
The current catalog of video tapes of past meetings is now posted on this web site. You
can rent one with a refundable $10 deposit or buy one for $10. If you want to rent or buy
a tape call Dick Sutherland (666 4237) and he will have the tape for you at our next