[WWI] 13th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the League of World War I Aviation Historians

Dave Calhoun davecww1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 18:46:42 EST 2014

Anyone planning on attending?  I may be making a road trip down from CT, would love to meet any other list members in the VA area...
Dave Calhoun

Saturday - February 8th, 2014
Will be the 13th meeting of the
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the
League of World War I Aviation Historians.

The meeting is at the National Air and Space Museum's
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
On the Hangar Floor Level, Classroom 2a and2b
(web link) Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center | National Air and Space Museum

Schedule for Saturday - February 8th, 2014

10:00AM - Museum door opens

Pre-meeting Book Exchange.. we are going to continue our book exchange. The idea is for attending members to go through their own collection and find aviation or WWI books that they no longer want and exchange them for equal or lesser value. How does that work. if you have a paperback you can exchange it for another paperback if you have a hardcover you can exchange it for a hardcover or paperback. The limit will be four (4) books per member. Special thanks to Frank Garove a member of the group who made a generous donation of nearly 100 aviation books.

10:15 - 10:30AM - Meeting begins in Classroom 2a and 2b - Nuts, Bolts, Stick and Fabric (the opening remarks and our short business meeting)

10:30 - 11:15AM - Presentation by Steve Suddaby, Historian and Author
"Zeppelin Postcards"
Several of the warring nations produced postcards that related to Germany's super-weapon, the Zeppelin. Some were deliberately produced as propaganda but all of them reflected the attitudes of their country's citizens toward the Zeppelin raids. WWI bombing expert Steve promises that you will see a number of pictures that you've never seen before.

11:30 - 12:15PM - Presentation by Chris Moore, Curator NASM Aeronautics Department
"Halberstadt CL.IV: Ground Attack Specialist"
Designed specifically as a ground attack aircraft by Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke it proved to be one of the most effective ground attack aircraft of World War I. This presentation will take place at the aircraft for this very personal look.

12:15 - 1:15PM - Lunch at McDonalds or at McDonalds Café, or if you are inclined please brown-bag it.

1:15PM -2:00PM - Expanded & Extended Member's Works in Progress, Show-N-Tell
We have some interesting WIP's that will be shared at this meeting.
If you have something to share please do so this section of the meeting it is the perfect opportunity to share, request and exchange information, and some very good opportunities have come at this portion of the meeting

2:15 - 3:00PM - Presentation by Jon Guttman, Historian and Author
"Triplace Aces of World War I"
In addition to the usual two-seater reconnaissance planes that used speed or altitude to gather and return with the intelligence, Russia, Germany and France tried using multi-engine planes to fly deep into enemy territory and, if necessary, fight their way back. The crews of France's Caudron R.4 and Letord crews stood out in adopting an often more aggressive attitude that led to more than half a dozen pilots, observers and gunners achieving acedom-and, when the Caudron R.11 came out in 1918, using what was still officially a "Corps d'Armée" plane as a three-seat escort fighter for Breguet 14B2 bombers, setting the stage for the "general purpose fighter" of World War II

3:15PM - 4:00PM - Presentation by To Be Announced

4:00PM - Meeting room closes

4:00 - 5:30PM On your own tour of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

5:30PM - The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center closes

We would appreciate an RSVP as soon as possible so that we can gauge the number of people planning to attend.

There is no formal membership required to attend therefore if you know of anyone who is interested in this aspect of aviation history they are most welcome.

The parent organization, the League of World War I Aviation Historians, (link) Home - Over The Front publishes a periodic journal and there are dues for that, if anyone wants to join, they are welcome on their own to do so outside of this meeting.

There is no fee for attending the meeting, although there is a $15 parking fee at the museum, therefore consider carpooling.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate contacting us

PS: Please feel free to distribute this meeting notice. or contact me if you have any suggestions. or needs..
Kind regards

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