Bill Tennor October 18th Flying The B 26

 

 

          Sun Lakes resident Bill Tenner will be the speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club meeting Monday, Oct. 18 at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room.  The meeting will begin with coffee and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

          Tenner flew 65 missions in twin-engine B-26 light bombers in the European Theater during World War II.  Tenner says he was never shot down by enemy fire, but admitted he lost an engine on two occasions, including once with a full bomb load.  Missions prior to D-Day involved attacks on bridges and ammunition dumps.  After D-Day, his missions were to bomb and strafe German troops and supplies retreating through France and back to Germany.

          Other fall meeting speakers include Walter Martin, an Englishman who trained at Falcon Field  as a member of the Royal Air Force and later flew gliders during the WWII, November 15 and Cal Venable, who flew the hump delivering supplies to China during WW II and also flew missions during the Korean Conflict, December 20.

          Now in its 15th year, the Sun Lakes Aero Club meets the third Monday of each month from October through May at the Sun Lakes Country Club. More information on the club is available from Bob Walch, 480-895-8869 or Al Galvi, 480-802-0104.