Military historian and award-winning author John C. McManus will discuss the American combat aviation experience during World War II at the Akron Press Club Monday, Nov. 13. In keeping with the military theme, this special event will be held at the MAPS Air Museum. There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.
This event is co-sponsored by the city of Green.
John McManus is a professor, author, and military historian. He is an expert on the history of modern American soldiers in combat. His book, “Deadly Sky, The American Combat Airmen In World War II,” chronicles the experiences of America’s fighter pilots and bomber crews.
John is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of U.S. military history at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He frequently serves as an expert for documentaries. A veteran of many battlefield tours, he has traveled thousands of miles to give lectures on military history.
His website is http://johncmcmanus.com/
There will be the opportunity to tour the museum prior to and following the luncheon presentation.
Program: John McManus, military historian.
Time: Monday, Nov. 13. Museum open from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. Program follows.
Place: MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway, Green.
· $30 per person.
· Advance payment required for tables of eight.
Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.
The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.