Reminiscences of World War II


Community Happenings
Dec 04, 2013
7:30 PM

Union Historical Society will meet in the sanctuary of the People's United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street, just off Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Society member Walter Rich will give an illustrated presentation on "Reminiscences of World War II".

Rich was assigned to the 8th Air Force, 96th Bomb Group in England, where he served as a ball turret gunner aboard B-17 bombers, flying 15 missions. On his final mission, his plane crashed over Belgium in February 1944, suffering from mechanical problems and enemy fire. Rich was taken prisoner immediately and was a prisoner of war until May 1945. He has written a memoir of his experiences. His articulate and sensitive reminiscences bring to vivid life a crucial period in world history.

Following the presentation refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall by hosts Phyllis Parsons and Elaine Tracy. The Dec. 4 program will be the last meeting of the year for Union Historical Society. Program meetings will resume on March 5, 2014. All meetings of Union Historical Society are free and open to the public. For more information, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or visit www.unionhistoricalsociety.org.