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The Boca Raton Airport in World War II

Come learn an important part of the Boca Raton Airport history. Learn about what happened during World War II. Guest Speaker Thomas Wood, a retired Boca Raton Fire Chief, will discuss the history of the Boca Raton Army Air Force from 1942 to 1959 with a special emphasis on the field's fire department and many of the incidents they handled. He will concentrate on the most significant incident, a crash of a Lockheed B-34 on May 12, 1944. Thomas Wood served in the Boca Raton Fire Department for 47.5 years, with 15 years of those serving as the Fire Chief.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, starting at 18:30 Eastern Daylight Time 

Location: Boca Raton Community Center. 150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432.

The Boca Raton Pilots Association meeting is free to all. Pizza and drinks will be available. 

Contact: Howard Greenberg.  Phone: 561-953-0096  email: [email protected]


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