Newsletter Issue: Winter - Spring '05
and information cont'd...
Al Kloess passed on to his Maker and into Blue Skies on March 3,
2005. Our deepest sympathies to Marion and the Kloess family.
Geise won his battle with kidney stones.
The stone crusher worked!
2005 by the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center - formally the Warplane Museum
in Corning, NY - is scheduled for July 23-24, 2005.
It will be a tribute to Women in Aviation and all the performers will
be women. The 412th Memorial
plaque we presented to the museum during our reunion in the Corning area is
still on the wall. The Center is
very active and alive and has over 1600 volumes of information available for
US Postal Service 2005 Commemorative Stamp Program
July 29, a pane of 20 stamps (ten designs) entitled "American Advances in
Aviation" built on the popular Classic American Aircraft collection
issued in 1997 will become available. Aircraft chosen for these new
stamps illustrate American innovations and
technological contributions to military,
commercial, and general aviation during the 1930s, '40s and '50s. The
following ten aircraft are featured on stamps:
stamp illustrations and design were painted by William S. Phillips, an award winning
historical aviation and landscape artist who also created the artwork
for the 1997 Classic American Aircraft collection. Phillips was honored in
1986 with a one-man show of his work at the Smithsonian Institution's National
Air and Space Museum. In 1988 he
was selected to be a U.S. Navy combat Artist.
- Our thanks to Bruce Lowell and David Schwartz for informing the
the last Newsletter, we published the status of the project along with a
request for 'free will' offerings.
The request for offering was to help defray some cost ($500) for
obtaining archival pictures from the Library of Congress by Dennis Hayman.
We're happy to report that, to date, Bill Geise
has received $270. Our thanks to
all who contributed.
sent the Newsletter the following comments:
mailed some pictures of the Christmas Party (1944) to Bill Mather and Felicia
Zieff. Felicia is the daughter of Frieda Becker- who was a Dongleberg Orphan.
I told Felicia of the reunion, and she was very excited. She told me
that in all likelihood she will be able to attend part of it.
She doesn't know about her mother.
I asked Bill Mather that maybe he could work on Frieda to come to at
least one day or evening session.