Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable

Upcoming Speakers
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April 5, 2018
Ben Jenkins: Dillsburg resident Ben Jenkins served on a crew of a B-29 bomber in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Ben was responsible for central fire/weapon control. One of the primary targets for his plane was the Japanese city of Akita, located in the northern part of the main Japanese island. The B-29 typically carried twelve 250-pound bombs. However, shortly after the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945 Jenkins and his crew dropped a different kind of payload: food supplies into a camp where American POWs were waiting. Jenkins later learned that two of the U.S. airmen grateful for the supplies were Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, later made famous by the TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Louis Zamperini, the main subject of the book and movie Unbroken. Come join us as this fascinating 92 year old WWII veteran shares his remarkable story at our April meeting.

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As always our meetings are open to all free of charge.
If you know of any possible WWII Speaker contacts, please contact Vice President Charlie Lloyd
Phone: 717-503-2862
Email: charlie.centralpaww2rt@gmail.com
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