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Hear authentic, living history directly from the veterans who flew in the Army Air Corps. at a luncheon event coming up on April 19 here in Santa Barbara titled "70 Years On: The Bomber Boys." The Pierre Claeyssens Veteran’s Museum & Library (PCVML), Channel City Club (CCC) and its Committee of Foreign Relations are working in collaboration to present the second annual luncheon and symposium focusing on the men who are here to tell their stories – from serious to you’ve got to be kidding me. These local men lived through World War II serving on the bomber crews ~ Lt. Larry Crandell, a bombardier and navigator, Col. Jim Patillo who entered the Corps as a Flying Cadet to an Aircraft Commander of a B-29 with a crew of 11 who also went on to a 20 year career in the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Jack Patterson, a tail-gunner on a B-17 and Lt. Bob Scott who flew a B-24 with a crew of ten.
PCVML founder, Lt. John W. Blankenship USN will introduce the program, to be moderated by PCVML board member and Air Force Cross recipient, Col. Philip Conran. Luncheon served along with a short film and a slide show with the types of planes the men were assigned to work with complete the event. Highlight will of course be the stories of their service told from the first person perspective is a rare treat. Last year’s event sold-out early, so call now and reserve your seat for this one time only opportunity. The Bomber Boys celebration will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort in the San Rafael Room (633 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, SB 93103). Tickets: $40 for the general public; $35 for CCC members Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 15 by phone (805) 884-6636 or email at Channelcity@earthlink.net. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
For more information, please visit:
pierreclayessensveteransmuseum.org ~ channelcityclub.org