15th Anniversary Celebration of the B-17’s Arrival at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Georgia Museum Commemorates Arrival of Historic Bomber

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The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is pleased to announce the 15th Anniversary Celebration of The City of Savannah, the museum’s fully restored B-17. This historic aircraft served in World War II and was a part of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution before finding its home in Pooler, Georgia. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, January 31st at 1:00pm at the museum and will feature guest speakers, including original Project Manager now Emeritus, Jerry McLaughlin, who will give a 20-minute briefing on the acquisition process and the delivery of our aircraft from its Smithsonian home at Dulles Airport in January of 2009. Many past and present volunteers who have worked on the restoration will be present. The museum is honored to have this iconic piece of aviation history as a part of our collection. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The City of Savannah at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force!

About the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The Museum educates visitors about the character, courage, valor, and patriotism of the brave individuals who fought in the Eighth Air Force, the largest air armada in history. The Museum uses films, exhibits, artifacts, and archival materials to tell the stories of individuals who served in the Eighth Air Force. Their sacrifices made victory in World War II possible. Museum highlights include a fully restored B-17 “Flying Fortress” and the multimedia “Mission Experience,” an immersive simulated bombing mission in a special theater utilizing actual combat footage.

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located at 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA. Operating hours are Tue-Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun, Noon – 5 pm. For more information, call (912) 748-8888 or www.mightyeighth.org.

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