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Discover Auburn Lecture: “Bomber Boys- WWII Flight Jacket Art”

April 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the final program of spring 2023, Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series will present John Slemp to speak about his new book “Bomber Boys – WWII Flight Jacket Art.”

“Bomber Boys – WWII Flight Jacket Art” is a visual record of A-2 jackets worn by bomber aircrews that represent all World War II theaters of operations. The photos were taken by Slemp from both museums and private owners. Along with artifacts, photos, and personal accounts, these jacket photos reveal a visual diary of a man’s service in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Slemp will be joined in the program by World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veterans Ambers Hansen and Orrin Brown. Tech. Sgt. Hanson was a radio operator on both B-17s and B-24s. Stationed in Mendlesham, England, he flew 25 missions in France, Germany, and what was then Czechoslovakia as a member of the 8th Air Force “Mighty Eighth,” 34th Bomb Group, 391st Bomb Squadron, all before turning 21.


April 5, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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