Hosted by the Carnegie Library
Larry Martin returns to bring our Nation’s history to the present and foster an appreciation for the hardships endured by our veterans. Larry’s interest in WWII history and his passion for both gathering and sharing the stories of the men and women of the war has sparked the creation of the In Their Own Words project. Each event this year will feature a personal appearance by the veterans!
The second of this four-part series is on Saturday, September 6, at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church, 275 W. Michigan Avenue, featuring Sam Willoughby, American flying with the English Royal Air Force (RAF). Sam will tell you what it is like to have been in England at her darkest hour. Sam went to England in 1940 when things were at the worst, with Germany seemingly near a land invasion of England. He piloted the Lancaster Bomber on many missions over Europe. His plane was shot up pretty bad on a mission causing him to have to ditch her in the English Channel. Sam will be present to do a Q and A with the audience.
Larry Martin will also have memorabilia for viewing, so come early to browse.
Watch for these upcoming programs as well:
October 4: Lezer Selektor, Russian Lieutenant fought at the 900 day siege of Leningrad.
November 1: Jim Lewis, Submarine crew member.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Mr. Martin can be reached at batt.chief@yahoo. com. You may also contact him through his website at LMWW2.com.