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Aces of the 56th Fighter Group of WWII - Exhibit Opens
Time: Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Event Type: Exhibit
Location: Great Gallery
Aces of the 56th Fighter Group will feature material from the
American Fighter Aces Association collection; in particular, photos and
artifacts from Major James C. Stewart, which will provide our visitors
a glimpse into the life of a fighter pilot during WWII. Video will
include rare color footage from the documentary Zemke’s Way about the 56th Fighter Group, produced by New Jersey Public Television in 1999.
Under the tenacious and inspiring leadership of Colonel Hubert “Hub”
Zemke, the U.S. Eighth Air Force’s 56th Fighter Group (also known as
“Zemke’s Wolfpack”) emerged as one of the most successful American
fighter units in Europe during World War II.
This new temporary exhibit opens on June 27, 2009, in the Museum's Great Gallery.