“FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER: LIFE BEHIND THE STALAG LUFT WIRE | PRISONERS OF WAR held in Germany"
"For You the War is Over." These were often the first words a downed airmen heard when captured. Then what happened? Using personal stories and artifacts from the collection, we will discuss capture, interrogation, and the notification of families back in the US. One of the number one topics of conversation in a POW camp was food and its scarcity. What did the POWs eat? How did they stay busy? How were they liberated?
Join us to learn more about the 8th Air Force Prisoner of War experience.
"The Eighth Air Force in the ETO: From Seven Men with No Planes to the Largest, Most Powerful Air Force"
On January 28, 1942, the charter for the Eighth Air Force was created in a former National Guard Armory in Savannah, Georgia. Its main objective was two-fold: first, to cripple Hitler’s war making capabilities by destroying factories and taking out transportation lines; and second, to clear the skies of the Luftwaffe so that an allied landing on continental Europe would be possible. Join us to learn more about how the Eighth Air Force grew from seven men with no airplanes in 1942 to the largest most powerful air force on earth by 1945.
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Online via Zoom, link will be sent via email prior to the class
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Dates & Times:
2/7/2023 10:00AM - 12:00PM