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World War II Fighter Aces Share Air Combat Stories July 23

Date: 
07/15/2011

Panel Discussion features three American P-38 Pilots

SEATTLE, July 15, 2011--The latest in a continuing series of American Fighter Ace panel discussions at The Museum of Flight is July 23 at 2 p.m. This panel of World War II veteran pilots includes U.S. Air Force Col. Art Jeffrey, a P-38 Lightning pilot with 14 aerial combat victories; U.S. Air Force Col. Darrell Welch, a P-38 pilot with five aerial combat victories, and U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Don Huntsman, a P-38 pilot who flew 41 weather reconnaissance missions during the war to aid bombers to their targets. Huntsman's war missions also include a special flight to Austria with American heiress Doris Duke in a two-seat version of the P-38 fighter aircraft.

This American Fighter Ace panel discussion will provide rare, first-person accounts of combat flying over 65 years ago. The panelists will field audience questions following the program. The presentation is free with admission to the Museum.

For information about the Museum's P-38 Lightning:
http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/lockheed-p-38l-lightning

For information about Doris Duke:
http://www.ddcf.org/About-Us/-/Doris-Duke/

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit
www.museumofflight.org

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