2 days ago

Steve Snyder Author of Shot Down

I love the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and am so very fortunate to go there each year on Super Museum Sunday in February to sign copies of my book SHOT DOWN sold by the Museum gift store. I am honored to be making my second PowerPoint presentation there on November 10. This time about my three week trip to visit bomb group memorials and museums in the UK, attend the 75th Anniversary Celebrations in Belgium, tour all the D-Day sites in Normandy, and reunite with Luftwaffe pilot Hans Berger in Munich, Germany.

#8thAirForce #NationalMuseumoftheMightyEighthAirForce #AirWarOverEurope #WorldWarIIMighty 8th Fall Programs 2019

November 10, 1:00: SHOT DOWN- 75 Years Later

“Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth” by Steve Snyder

Please go to forms.gle/3pi7ZP45eYzkc1639to register.
Tea, coffee and desserts available for purchase afterward.
Book signing to follow.


Patriotic music sung by the Savannah Children’s Choir in the Lewis Lyle Rotunda.

Tea, coffee and desserts available for purchase beforehand.

November 15, 11:00: C-LAGER– Stalag Luft IV

“C-lager: Stalag Luft IV & the 86-Day Hunger March” by David Dorfmeier

A Novemberfest smorgasbord lunch ($10 for members; $15 for non-members) will be available following the talk. Reservations for the talk and lunch are required.

Please go to forms.gle/Qj3JzLCwWjUrCGMa8 toregister.
Book signing to follow.
Please pay online anytime before the event at shop.mightyeighth.org/special-programs/
Be sure to get your member discount code first!


“Glenn Miller Declassified” by Dennis Spragg

Please go to forms.gle/fLLBbQepvHk2Sfkv6 to register.

Please see our Facebook Events for more program information.
See the Admission Desk or 912-988-1835 or education@mightyeigth.org for Details

The programs are free.

Reservations for the Meet the Author Talks are required.
Books available for purchase in the gift shop and by pre-order at shop.mightyeighth.org/books/

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5 days ago

Steve Snyder Author of Shot Down

And I'll see them on October 26 & 27 while I'm at Wings Over Dallas signing copies of SHOT DOWN in the CAF Merchandise Tent!

#Warbirds #WOD19 #WingsOverDallas #CAF #CommemorativeAirForceYou don't get to see a lot of WWII heavy bombers in one place anymore... unless you're coming to Wings Over Dallas in two weeks! Have you got your tickets?

📸Tony Peralta, Jr.

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When I was in Belgium last month, I received the best gift of my life!

A piece of the wing from my father's B-17 AC # 42-31499 which was shot down over the French Belgian Border by two German Focke-Wulf 190A fighters on February 8 1944 .

A local military memorabilia collector had acquired pieces of the plane which were originally taken from the crash site at the Distillery Farm in Macquenoise, Belgium by a Belgian farmer who used them to make a roof for his chicken coop.

#B17FlyingFortress #Macquenoise #Belgium #8thAirForce #WorldWarII #AirWarOverEurope #306thBombGroup

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This is Mac McCauley, the pilot of the B-17 Nine-O-Nine, who died in Tuesday's crash. I didn't know Mac real well, but saw him a few times a year when I met up with the Wings of Freedom Tour to sign copies of my book Shot Down. Mac was a rugged, no non-sense guy, but a great guy.

I'll never forget the first time I saw him on the tour and how surprised I was as we both played in the Seal Beach softball league back in the early 80s. I had not seen him in a long time and had no idea he was a pilot, let alone a B-17 pilot.

Although Mac's residence was near me in Seal Beach, he was never there as he was on the tour for 10 months out of the year flying and taking care of the Nine-O-Nine.

As indicated by all the posts on Facebook, whether you knew Mac well or just a little, he made an impression on you and touched many people's lives. He will be missed very much.

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2 weeks ago

Steve Snyder Author of Shot Down

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