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Tri-State Warbird Museum Lecture Series
September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lecture Series Info:
Col. Frank Alfter, USAF (Ret.) will give a lecture about the 8th Air Force Schweinfurt mission that took place on 13 April 1944. Col. Alfter will describe the experiences of the 384th Bomb Group, the 545th Bomb Squadron and in particular, the fate of the crew of Big Stupe V. The losses during the April 13 mission were horrific. Col. Alfter will describe the Luftwaffe’s fighter tactics in shooting down six out of seven B-17 bombers of the 545th squadron in less than 3 minutes. This was the worst single mission for the 384th Bomb Group for the entire war.