American Fighter Aces Symposium
When:Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
What:Lecture / Presentation
Location:William M. Allen Theater
The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots that have received the special designation of “ace.” Join us for this panel of aces and combat pilots who will share their remarkable stories of heroism.
Our featured speakers are Spiros “Steve” Pisanos and Larry Powell. Pisanos, a highly-decorated Air Force double ace who flew P-47s and P-51s in World War II, will talk about his many aerial accomplishments and his fascinating stories, including how after being shot down behind enemy lines he helped in the French Underground fighting the Germans. Copies of Pisanos’ autobiographical book about his flying career, “The Flying Greek” will be available for purchase in the Museum store and Pisanos will be available to sign them.
Also speaking will be Lt. Colonel Lawrence Powell, a renowned USAAF P-51 pilot who flew in the Eighth Air Force in Europe during World War II. Come hear the amazing stories of these men’s dedicated service to our country.
This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.