Weekly Updates

 

Week Ending   18-Aug-2012

 

Upcoming Events

The club's August meeting (August 22nd, 3PM to 5PM, Colony Cottage Rec Center) will continue our biography series with a session focused on Winston Churchill, one of the most influential and interesting men of the 20th Century.  Each Day during August (through Aug 22nd) a Daily Item will provide an item on Churchill

The club's September Movie (Sep 19th, 6PM to 9PM, Seabreeze Rec Center) will be Das Boot (Part II):  The Battle of The Atlantic, the longest continuous engagement of the war, would ultimately determine the success or failure of the Allies in Europe.  By 1942, the tide was turning in favor of the Allies.  Allied losses were still large, but improved ships, methods and technology and the US entrance into the war was beginning to show and German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" (The Boat), one of the best movies about WWII and the best submarine film ever, is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

 

Local Museums

There are a number of interesting military oriented museums and memorials not far from The Villages.  Click here for a general listing.  We will review one each week or so.

Nothing new this week

 

Other News

Villages Honor Flight has started planning for its Oct 2012 flight.  Guardians (who escort WWII vets during the day) are still needed for the October flight.  If you are interested, visit the web site, www.villageshonorflight.org and review what guardians do. 

If you belong to a club or other organization that would be interested in having someone from Honor Flight visit and present information on Honor Flight, contact Villages Honor Flight at (352) 432-1382 or InfoLine@villageshonorflight.org

 

Cocoa Beach Air Show, Sept 22 and 23, Cocoa Beach: The theme is "year of extreme flight," a notion celebrated by performers such as the Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team and the Bell-Boeing B-22 Osprey above Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.   (cocoabeachairshow.com)

Wings and Waves Air Show, Oct.13 and 14, Daytona Beach: Embry-Riddle Aeronau­tical University sponsors this show, which features performances by the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Canadian Snowbirds and other aerobatic attractions over the World's Most Famous Beach. (wingsandwaves.com)

Sea & Sky Spectacular, Oct.19-21, Jack­sonville Beach: The Navy's Blue Angels will be the featured attraction at this show in the skies above the beach between First Avenue North and Sixth Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. (makeascenedowritown.com/ events)

Naval Air Station Pensacola Open House, Nov. 2 and 3, Pensacola: A home­coming show by the Blue Angels is the high­light of this show in the cradle of Naval aviation. The air station's museum is not to be missed. (naspairshow.com)

Wings Over Homestead, Nov. 3 and 4, Homestead: The Air Force Thunderbirds and the Army's Golden Knights parachute team star at Homestead Air Reserve Base in South Florida. (wingsoverhomestead.com)

Stuart Air Show, Nov.10 and 11, Stuart: The Navy Leap Frogs parachute team is among the acts at Witham Field in Stuart. (stuartairshow.com)

Nov 17 - Nov 18 2012 Fort Meyers, FL, Fort Myers’ Original Gun, Knife, Civil War & Militaria Show. Araba Shrine Temple, Corner of Cleavand Ave. (Rt. 41) and 2010 Hanson St., Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3 FMAAC, P.O. Box 6518, Ft. Myers, FL 33932; Patrick Regis, 954.294.2526 www.fmaac.tripod.com

Feb 8 - Feb 10 2013 Belleview, FL, The Southern Outpost Military Vehicle Winter Rally and Swap Meet. The Market of Marion 12888 SE US Hwy 441 Located 10 miles south of Ocala, FL Dave Thomas, 352-288-0604; Dick Deren, 727-515-7365; Charles Craven, 352-245-2208; Charles Hildebrant, 352-748-3447

 

Recent Additions to the Web Site

In keeping with the intent of this email, only items added to the web site in the last week will be discussed.  Something is added every day, so it is worth your while to visit the site every few days and click on What’s New and then on Overall

 

 
Date  Web Page(s) Topic Area Item Description
18-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill:  The Plot To Kill The Big Three at Tehran
18-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1941:  Hitler suspends euthanasia program
18-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Air War If It Ain't Boeing, I Ain't Going - Update
17-Aug-2012

Daily Items

Current Military Military.Com
17-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill:  Operation Unthinkable
17-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1942:  Carlson's Raiders land on Makin Island
16-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill:  Who Was Walter Thompson?
16-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Equipment WW2 Tank web site
16-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1945:  Senior U.S. POW is released
15-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill:  Churchill, A Terrorist?
15-Aug-2012

Site Change

WW2HC Web Site Added link to "Other News" from Club News.  This new page will contain news about events in the Central FL area that may be of interest to members
15-Aug-2012

Daily Items

Historian John Keegan Dies at Age 78
15-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1945:  The Japanese emperor speaks
14-Aug-2012

Movie Night

WW2HC Web Site Updated Movie Night with Films through Dec 2012
14-Aug-2012

Schedule

WW2HC Web Site Updated schedule with Meeting Topics through Dec 2012
14-Aug-2012

Daily Items

Nazi Germany Nazi Travel Pamphlet
14-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1945:  Japan's surrender made public
13-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Other The Car That Won Olympic Gold
13-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1940:  The Battle of Britain escalates
12-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Equipment Vehicle Maintenance Photos
12-Aug-2012

Daily Items

This Day in WWII 1941:  Roosevelt and Churchill confer, map out short- and long-term goals