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Afternoon with a B-17 Pilot in Greensboro

I would like to invite you for a special opportunity to sit down with a good friend, Tom Cochran, and talk with him about his remarkable combat flying experiences during WWII.  The unique attraction is we will watch the 1990 feature movie Memphis Belle with Tom, which centers around the B-17 bomber crews of the war.  He flew the B-17 Flying Fortress as pilot-in-command, completing an incredible 50 missions in heavy air combat against the Germans over Europe in 1943. 
Tom has kindly offered to meet with us on Saturday, May 16th at 2 pm at the Friends Homes West retirement village (6100 W. Friendly Ave.) where he lives…we will be in the Wellness Center activity hall in the very back of the complex.  This will be a very informal Q & A session while we watch the film and have a rare opportunity to hear from Tom about what it was like to be in the left seat of the famed B-17 bomber going up against the Luftwaffe and German heavy artillery on missions.  At the end of the war, he also flew as a pilot and instructor on the B-29 Superfortress. 
Tom has some incredible stories to tell us, and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to ask him questions.  This will be the chance for you to hear firsthand from one of the few remaining WWII heavy bomber pilots about what it was like to fly both of these famous aircraft.

 

Thanks for your interest.  Please let me know if you would like to attend or just show up.  And feel free to bring other flying friends, if you wish.

 

Regards,

 

Warren Ludlam
336-253-3994