To support the purpose of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, (8thAFHS), namely, to perpetuate the history of the Mighty Eighth Air Force from 1942 to the present; to revere the memory of lost comrades; and to provide social events for 8thAFS members who reside in Oregon or Southern Washington.
New web site for the Oregon Chapter. As of mid-September the chapter activated a new domain on the Internet. It is called www.8thafhsoregon.com. This will allow the chapter to post chapter specific documents, research, writings, and other 8th AF information in larger quantities than what I could do here on my own domain. I used these pages as a baseline to start it.
Current Meeting Notice Announcement
|Beaverton Elks Lodge|
|3500 SW 104th Avenue|
|Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1941|
— right off of Canyon Road (Highway 8) at 104th Street.
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the first full week of February, May, August, & November.
The doors to the room opens at 10:00 AM on Saturday and the social hour to meet and talk with others starts at when the doors are open. The quarterly meeting lasts officially till 2 PM at the Elk's Lodge.
Meeting program starts at 11:15 A.M. and lunch is served starting around noon. The speaker for the current meeting will then start their presentation around 12:30 and lasts usually 50 minutes.
After the speaker another open social time happens which allows you to discuss planes, pilots, tactics, statistics, ideas, operations, missions or most anything else that you have a question on concerning the Luftwaffe, Italian Air Force, Russian, British, French, Czech or any other nation that had units operating at one time or another as part of the 8th or against it.
Lunch can be purchased at the meeting. Current price is $9.50 per person.
The organization is open to anyone who has an interest in World War II aviation. It is dedicated to preserving and passing on the knowledge of what the people in this Army Air Corps (later renamed Army Air Force) units performed in air and ground combat over Europe, the Balkans, North Afrika, India, and in Russia, in World War II.
If you are interested in joining contact:
Oregon Chapter 8th Air Force Historical Society
Don Bourgeois (Don @ dbourgeoislaw.com)
5300 S.W. Humphrey Pk. Rd
Portland, OR 97221
Primary web site for 8th AF HS Organization: 8th Air Force Historical Society (www.8thafhs.org)
|6306 Flintlock Circle|
Irv Pliskin Chapter President
|4236 Louisiana Blvd NE|
|P.O. Box 218|
|15 Green Lake Drive|
|P.O. Box 102|
|355 Red Wolf Drive|
|P.O. Box 201|
|P.O. Box 131208|
|President: Suds Sumney - suds @ sumney.com|
|Telephone (269) 598-3144|
|4609 Muirridge Ct.|
|132 W. Meadow Road #26|
|1841 Stewart Ave.|
eighthahafpierce @ yahoo.com
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