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World War II fighter pilot will speak this Thursday

By From staff reports
Published in News on October 17, 2010 1:50 AM

The Wayne County Military Roundtable is sponsoring a series of events aimed at increase awareness of military history.

On Thursday, Oct. 21,at noon, World War II fighter pilot ace Frank Speer will be speaking at the Wayne County Museum at 116 N. William St.

Speer flew P-51 Mustangs in the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group during World War II, destroying six German airplanes.

Eventually, he was shot down and was a prisoner of war.

In addition to his wartime experiences, Speer has written four books about the 4th Fighter Group, several of which will be available for sale and signing.

Speer will speak again about his wartime experiences on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in room 101 of the Walnut Building at Wayne Community College. The event is being sponsored by the Wayne Community College Foundation.