WW2 History Club

Focus/Interest Groups 

- Villages Info

The normal Wednesday afternoon meetings will attempt to cover topics at a level or depth appropriate for most members.  Some members will want more -- perhaps much more -- depth.  Focus groups will be formed to provide that increased depth.  Focus groups could also be formed to go on trips, do community work, whatever a group of people within the club want.  Focus groups will form and dissolve as needs change.  At present there are very few rules:

  1. someone needs to be "in charge", organize activities, etc.

  2. there probably needs to be at least one other member of the group

  3. If the group wants to use rec center facilities, they will have to go to the appropriate rec center and fill out the paperwork necessary.

Work in Progress

The rest is up to the members of the group.  If the group wants, they can obtain a "Wednesday meeting" slot and present to the general membership.  The group could ask for an entire meeting or just part of a meeting.

Each group, their interests and a contact (with email address) will be listed on this web page.  The group can have a web page (or pages) on the club's site that the webmaster will manage for them or they can manage it themselves (assuming adequate tools and skills to do that). 

Focus Group Interests Contact
WW2 Vets

The WW2 History Club has over 40 WW2 Vets.  Originally a focus group (or special interest group), the WW2 Vets Group is now an official Villages club.  The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month (90 minutes before each normal Wednesday meeting of the WW2 History Club)  to socialize and just get to know one another; they also sit together at club meetings and meet once in a while for breakfast or lunch.   More Info ...

Group is open to WW2 vets only.

Jim Renner


Mark Erdrich


Signals Intelligence The processes used to gather intelligence from communications (signals) and the influence of this intelligence on the conduct and outcome of WW2.  The use of codes, ciphers, cipher machines (like Enigma) and related systems to encrypt and secure information; the corresponding analysis by the other side to untangle those encoded or enciphered messages, and the distribution and use made of such intelligence

Mark Erdrich


European Air War The air war strategy, operational tactics, equipment and personnel  employed by both the Allies and the Axis in Europe. 

Mark Erdrich


Manufacturing Manufacturing planning and operations to support the war effort on both sides.  Lots of topics could be covered; will definitely explore US, British and German aircraft manufacturing, US truck manufacturing, German and Russian tank manufacturing.  

Mark Erdrich


NOTE:  to contact one of the above people via email, click on the email address.  That should start up your email application with the appropriate address in the TO line.  Remove the {removethis} from that address in the TO line before you click on SEND. 

Depending on how you have set up your email application, email may not be sent immediately when you click on Send (it may stay in your OutBox for a while).  If you close your email application before "sent" email in the OutBox is cleared, the email may not actually be sent until the next time you open your email application.





Questions? Problems?  Contact the webmaster or one of the club's steering committee members.

Date Last Updated:  05-Sep-2016

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