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CCVMM Speaker Series: David Blakely, “My father Lt. Col. Blakely and the 100th Bomb Group (The Bloody Hundredth)”
March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Join the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (CCVMM) for our next Speaker Series with former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, David Blakely, who will present on the changes and implementation of the air war strategy during the early part of American bomber involvement in WWII.
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Seating is limited. Free admission. To attend, please register: https://form.jotform.com/230345654734154
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Museum Tours available in the museum for one hour prior to the presentaiotn.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Presentation across the parking lot in the American Legion Post 66, Mess Hall/ Event Room
David’s father, Lt. Col. Everett Blakely, was an early B-17 pilot in World War II. This presentation will focus on the 100th Bomb Group (The Bloody Hundredth) and the missions flown by Lt. Col. Blakely to explain the early bomber strategy
developed to win the war against Nazi Germany. For more information about Everett Ernest Blakely go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everett_Ernest_Blakely
Following in the genre of “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific”, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are finalizing production on an Apple TV mini series entitled “Masters of the Air”. This series will focus on the 100 th Bomb Group in World War II. Actor David Shields will be playing the role of Major Blakely in this nine-episode series: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2640044/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
For questions about this Speaker Series event, please call (805) 543-1763 or email [email protected]