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Oregon Chapter 8th Air Force Historical Society

Mission Statement

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

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Oregon Chapter 8th AF HS Meeting Location
Beaverton Elks Lodge
3500 SW 104th Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1941
http://www.beavertonelks.org

— right off of Canyon Road (Highway 8) at 104th Street. (See Map below.)

Meeting Schedule

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.

Purpose

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.

Joining Oregon Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society

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
503-296-6162

B-17G Boeing Flying Fortress Supermarine Spitfire Mk V Flown by 8th AF 4th FG  
Map to Elks Lodge in Beaverton Oregon Eight Air Force Oregon Chapter Patch
Consolidated B-24J Liberator in Desert colors of the 15th AF Republic P-47B Thunderbolt

 

Primary web site for 8th AF HS Organization: 8th Air Force Historical Society (www.8thafhs.org)

Other 8th AF Chapters

8th AF Chapters POC Mailing Addresses and Web Sites
Kentucky
6306 Flintlock Circle
Louisville KY 40216
 
New Jersey
Irv Pliskin Chapter President
321 Chanticleer
Cherry Hill NJ 08003
 
New Mexico
4236 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87109-1807
 
Central NY
P.O. Box 218
Burnt Hills NY 12027-0218
 
Western NY
15 Green Lake Drive
Orchard Park NY 14127
 
Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 102
Westminster PA 18974-0511
 
Tennessee
355 Red Wolf Drive
Collierville TN 38017-6842
 
North Texas
P.O. Box 201
Arlington TX 76004
 
Minnesota
P.O. Box 131208
Roseville MN 55113
 
Michigan Chapter
President: Suds Sumney   -   suds @ sumney.com
Telephone (269) 598-3144
 
Ohio
4609 Muirridge Ct.
Batavia OH 45103
 
Massachusetts
132 W. Meadow Road #26    
Haverhill MA 01832
 
Gen. Doolittle
1841 Stewart Ave.
Arcata CA 95521-5022
     
     
Georgia    
     
Washington (State)    
Greg Pierce
eighthahafpierce @ yahoo.com
   
     
Savanah Georgia    
     
     
     

Oregon Specific Sites

State of Oregon Vetrans Affairs Web Site