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Colonel Dean Caswell, USMC (Ret.)
The USS Bunker Hill Hit By Kamikazes Off Okinawa

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American Fighter Aces Symposium, Sponsored by the NW Chapter of the Friends of American Fighter Aces

"Dean's Tight Spot" by Artist Roy Grinnell

Time: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Event Type: Public Program

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. To find out more about the American Fighter Aces Association, please visit their website at http://www.americanfighteraces.org/

Our featured Ace for this symposium is Colonel Dean Caswell, who flew USMC Corsairs in the Pacific during World War II. Caswell will be joined by fellow Corsair pilots Ray Swalley and John Webb; all three men served about the famous aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, which was hit hard by Japanese kamikaze planes during the battle of Okinawa.

This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.