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The Flying Fortress 5K

EVENTS
  • The Flying Fortress 5K:- Run 3.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Start Time
8:30 AM
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Entry Fee
$20 until Aug. 31, $25 until Nov. 10, $30 Nov. 11-12
Location
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
Address
175 Bourne Ave.
CITY
Pooler
STATE/TERR
Georgia
Zip
31322
COUNTRY
USA
Description
This event is to benefit the restoration of the Museums B-17, the "City of Savannah. The 5K (3.1 mile) course will make its way through the campus of JCB, Inc., starting and finishing at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
Packet Pick-Up1Fleet Feet Sports Savannah
3405 Waters Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404
Friday November 11 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Packet Pick - Up will also be available the morning of the race at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.A Brief History (Part I)2In 2009, The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum welcomed its very own World War II Flying Fortress B-17 Bomber. The plane was transported from a storage hanger at the National Air and Space Museum to its permanent home inside the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museums Combat Gallery. The Museum named its B-17 bomber City of Savannah in honor of one which left Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah and flew bombing missions over Germany in World War II.II3The City of Savannah is in the process of being restored to its wartime configuration. The bomber will remain on display inside the Museum during this restoration process.
Activated in 1942 in Savannah, GA the Eighth Air Force was an important strike element in World War II and remains an active force today.III4The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum honors the Mighty Eighths proud legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present.Kid's Fun Run5Kiddie Run starts at 8:15am

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