All Press Releases for October 29, 2005

World War II POW panel discussion with three captured airmen at the November 12th Oregon Chapter Eighth Air Force Historical Society Meeting

Three US Army Air Force members who became POWs, captured between fall of 1943 to just before the war ended, will tell of their experiences to anchor the panel discussion on POW experiences in Europe during World War II.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - PORTLAND, OR, October 29, 2005 - The Saturday November 12th 2005, occurring the day after Veterans Day holiday in the USA, meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the 8th AFHS will feature a panel discussion moderated by Don Bourgeois. The meeting will be about POW experiences in Europe during World War Two. Questions to the panel members from people attending the meeting, or stories and questions to others members and guests are welcome.

Meetings are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the Elks or the 8thAFHS to attend any meeting.

Meetings are held at:
The Beaverton Elks Lodge
3500 SW 104th Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1941
Elks Lodge web site:

Doors open at 10:00 with the social hour starting at 10:30. Meeting starts at 11:30.

Lunch is available at the Elks Lodge and costs $9.50 per person. Lunch consists of sandwiches, rolls, condiments and coffee or tea. You Must contact Tom Philo at 503-350-3744 and tell him the number of people who plan to eat at the meeting. You can also notify him via e-mail at secretary @

The chapter web is at:

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the first full week of February, May, August, and November.

Oregon Chapter Eighth Air Force Historical Society is a non-profit organization that exists to give pass along the history of those who were in the unit, historical perspective on the accomplishments of the 8th Air Force during World War II in relation to other theatres of war, as well as contrast what they pioneered as it relates to the existing modern 8th Air Force and other combat arms.

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