Mar 3rd CARS Club Mtg at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
On Mar 3rd we held our monthly club meeting at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum where we are assisting with the restoration of the radio compartment of the B-17 "City of Savannah". With almost 30 club members in attendance, we held a short club meeting in one of the very nice conference rooms then we heard from Jerry McLaughlin who is the Project Manager for the B-17 restoration. Jerry gave us a short history of the aircraft and how it came to become part of this fine museum. Next we went downstairs to actually get an up close and personal look at the aircraft. Jerry introduced us to the Wed night crew of volunteers who were working on the aircraft and we were able to actually climb into the plane and look at the bomb bay, cockpit, and of course the radio compartment. What a treat. We spent a good hour in awe over this mighty machine. Took alot of pictures and talked about our plans for the radio gear. What a huge success the meeting was and what a great group of hosts that Jerry and his team were. We are looking forward to getting started!
I am a member of the Coastal Amateur Radio Society and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Radio Club and am currently serving as a new ADEC Metro Atlanta ARES. I am also a communications unit director with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Communication Team and a volunteer with the Red Cross SAF (Service to Armed Forces). Been married to Lorie for 31 years and have five children ranging from age 18 to 29. I have one son that served as an Infantryman in the US Army who served in Iraq and a daughter that is serving in the Georgia National Guard. Ooooooaaahh!!!
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