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EAA Remembers Lt. Richard Bong At Winter Speaker Series Program


January 17, 2006 — America's top World War II ace is the subject of a special presentation on January 18 at the EAA AirVenture Museum's Eagle Hangar. Wisconsin native Lt. Richard I. Bong shot down 40 enemy aircraft, for which he received the Medal of Honor. Christabel Grant, executive director of the Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center in Superior, Wisconsin, will discuss Bong's accomplishments as a legendary P-38 fighter pilot in World War Ii until his untimely death at the age of 24 during a test flight. The program will also be available via webcast on the EAA Members Only website.

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