Learn about unique and historic aviation experiences during the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series, free presentations conducted by passionate aviators with a unique story to tell.
Enjoy a beyond the barrier cockpit climb in various World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.
B-24 Over Europe
Thursday, October 16, 2014
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Get an in-depth look at the B-24 bomber "Ready, Willing and Able" that was shot down over northern Italy in December of 1943 during World War II.
Doug Tomas will present research findings about his great-great uncle, who was a flight engineer aboard the bomber. During his correspondence with surviving crew members and a trip to Italy for a special dedication in 2011, Doug turned up some unexpected surprises, which he plans to share.
The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the museum's Founders' Wing and includes free admission to the museum and an opportunity to climb into the cockpit of a World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.