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American Fighter Aces Symposium

"There Went Number 10" Painting By Roy Grinnell, Artist of the Aces

Time: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Event Type: Public Program

Location: William M. Allen Theater

Join us at 2:30PM for our quarterly symposium featuring members of the American Fighter Aces Association, an organization made up of the some of the finest pilots in history! The Museum of Flight is proud to be the Home of the American Fighter Aces and regularly invites Aces to visit the Museum to tell their stories. Sponsored by the NW Friends of American Fighter Aces, this symposium will feature Aces and other combat pilots who flew in the Korean War from 1950-53. Come hear these men discuss their combat experiences and their individual heroism in one of the most dangerous conflicts of the Cold War. The moderated discussion will be followed by an oportunity to "meet and greet" with our guest pilots!

Featured speaker will be Lt. Gen. Charles G. "Chick" Cleveland, His biography; "Once a Fighter Pilot" is avaialble in the Museum Store. Also speaking will be Capt. Royce Williams, USN Retired, and Capt. Walt Spangenberg, USN Retired. Both are veteren pilots of the Korean Conflict.

As a pre-event to the symposium, from 1 to 1:30PM Museum Docent Steve Ellis will lead a talk about the Korean Air War in the Murdock theater. This will serve as a primer to set the stage for the main event.

This program is free for Museum members and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight