SPEAKER: Jim Chandler, Army Combat Engineers, N. Africa & ETO
MAY MEETING SUMMARY: James Frolking flew P38 and P51 fighters in Europe during
WWII. When the P38’s were phased out in Europe he flew a P51. On his 2nd mission in
a P51 he was shot down by AA guns. He was sheltered by members of the Dutch
underground for several weeks before he was able to contact Canadian forces in the
Frisian islands and return to his base in Great Britain. Attendance was 69.
E-MAIL ADDRESSES: If you have an E-Mail address and wish to receive the meeting notices via E-Mail please contact Dean Smith (330 835 9895) or Ed Bollinger (330 836 6272 or WWW.firstname.lastname@example.org). You will receive your meeting notices a week earlier this way. If you change your E-Mail address notify Ed by E-Mail.
DUES: Dues for March to August 31 ’08 have been lowered to $ 10. Please send them to Dan Demko at 1627 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.. Copley, OH 44321-1909
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS : At the October 2006 meeting group photographs were taken of 41 WWII veterans and 17 Korean War veterans as part of the ceremonies commemorating the 5th anniversary of our roundtable. To date 24 of the WWII and all of the Korean have been claimed. The remaining 8x10 color pictures will be available free of charge at all future meetings for the 17 WWII veterans who have yet to acquire theirs. See Dave Finch to get yours.
2008 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 get some of these veterans to record their stories.
FOR 2008: Dr. Thomas Adams is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call
August 28: Dan Hayes, Air Corps WWII , European Theater of Operations
VIDEO TAPES: The current catalog of video tapes of past meetings is now posted on our
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 (330 666 4237) and he will have the tape for
you at our next meeting.