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PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM DAY – FEB. 10, 2018
The Palm Springs Air Museum will again host the 100th Bomb Group Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. At the young age of 95, veteran Bob Wolff has “retired” as organizer of this annual mini-reunion – but Jan Emanuele has picked up the reins! While Feb. 10 is the museum day, come early or stay late and gather with 100th BG friends in a warm and sunny spot.
NEW HOTEL with a larger meeting room and more amenities:
The Courtyard by Marriott, Palm Springs
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
SPECIAL GROUP RATE: $149/NIGHT (+ TAX) FOR 100TH BOMB GROUP FOUNDATION
Free 24-hour AIRPORT shuttle
Free shuttle to and from DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS
Courtyard Bistro Restaurant & Bar on site
Free parking … and much more!
HOTEL LINK FOR 100TH BGF MINI-REUNION
Reserve (NOW PAST DEADLINE) your room online or call the hotel and ask for 100th Bomb Group Foundation rate good for Feb. 7-11. HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
SPEAKER FOR PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM DAY: MICHAEL McDONALD, PhD – author and educator, who received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii, and has taught at the college level.
Dr. McDonald will present “A WAR STORY” with focus on the service of his father, Lt. Jack R. McDonald, a navigator and bombardier in the 8th Air Force. Dr. McDonald recounts his father’s harrowing escape from a B-17 shot down over Germany where he became a POW in Stalag Luft III, the famous prison camp of “the Great Escape.” Using rare photos, drawings, and personal accounts, Dr. McDonald presents the prisoners’ experiences during the harsh winter of 1944, including forced relocations to other camps, and his ultimate liberation by Gen. Patton.