Saturday, November 26, 2011

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70th Anniversary Remembrance of Columbia Army Air Base

November 30, Richland County Public Library, 3 PM

To mark the 70th Anniversary of Columbia Army Air Base (CAAB), now Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the Local History Room, Main Branch of the Richland County Public Library (RCPL), will host a Literary Salute to local authors of WWII titles.

 Dr. John Hammond Moore- Columbia and Richland County, a South Carolina Community; 1740-1990

Moffatt Burriss- Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WWII

Jack Kneece- Ghost Army

Rebecca Pepin- Honoring South Carolina’s WWII Heroes of Flight

Russell Gimmi- Airman: The Life of Richard F. B. Gimmi

James J. Lynch- One Mo’ Time, featuring Russ Meyne

Tom Fincher- No Ordinary Lives: The Lives and Times of Chapin area WWII Veterans

Rachel Haynie – Cornfield to Airfield: A History of Columbia Army Air Base

 The Literary Salute will be a prequel to a larger public event commemorating CAAB’s 70th anniversary. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation will host an observance and remembrance at the S.C. Aeronautics Hangar adjacent to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

December 3, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Displays of WWII memorabilia by collectors/Historical Organizations
Military reenactors (Living History)
Vintage military vehicles
Model aircraft of WWII vintage and demonstrations WWII veterans available to interact with attendees

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Reunion of CAAB personnel and families

12:30 pm - 12:55 p.m. Patriotic and ceremonial music

12:55 p.m. Color Guard demonstration and presentation

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Ceremony of Remembrance and Commemoration and greetings from the SC Military Department

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. WWII USO style dance demo and activities

Location: SC Aeronautics Division Hangar at Columbia Metro Airport Free and Public Invited -- Family Oriented Sponsored by the SC Historic Aviation Foundation 803 731 3254

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