The “Lacey Lady”, Milwaukie’s Bomber, has been a historical landmark since 1947. This local icon, which has been featured in numerous publications is about to undergo serious changes. She is being prepared to enter the TAKE-OFF PHASE which, when complete, will LAND her safely to the ground. Portions will be removed in an effort to lighten her load and help bring her down safely. The goal is to preserve her for future generations. Restored sections are currently housed in the Wings of Freedom Showcase. After 65 years of being exposed to Oregon’s climate, the remaining sections warrant immediate attention. Community help raising funds is needed to move forward. By restoring this rare aircraft, we will build a lasting educational and commemorative tribute to the men and women who served valiantly and made a vital contribution to the victory in World War II.
The Wings of Freedom Project (WOF) is a collaboration of retired veterans and local volunteers in the Milwaukie, Oregon, Pacific Northwest area. This 501 (c)3 will host an All American 65th, BBQ Birthday BASH. This celebration will introduce the plans to safely “Land” this rare vintage aircraft, one of only 34 intact in the world, and bring her into the next phase of her preservation. This will lay the ground work for The Wings of Freedom to utilize this famous B-17G as a learning tool for students. Curriculum based education plans are being created, encouraging the use of math, science and engineering in conjunction with historical components.
Come be a part of this exciting opportunity. Join the “Ground Crew” and KICK-OFF fund raising for the “TAKE-OFF” phase of the Wings of Freedom Project.
July 28th, 2012 All American 65th, BBQ Birthday BASH 6:00 to 10: pm $35.00 per ticket
Event location: The Bomber Complex 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97222
Contact Terry@thebomber.com or call 503-654-6491 RSVP, sponsor or volunteer.
July 28th, 2012 BBQ Birthday Dinner Celebration 6:00 to 10:pm
Help the “Lacey Lady” celebrate 65 years. Join this gala event featuring a delicious BBQ dinner, the fabulous “Mark of Mystery” magic show and headlining entertainment by “2 Sisters & a Mr.” A dessert contest and auction, beer, wine & a cigars tent. Board members will be onsite to answer your questions and provide a current update on the exciting accomplishments of The Wings of Freedom Project. This fund raising event will begin fund raising for the “TAKE-OFF” mission.
Tickets required: In advance: $35.00 or 2 for $60.00 (At the door) $45.00 ea.
Points of interest:
- USO style Live Entertainment
- Dessert baking contest and auction
- WWII Veterans on site to honor
- Rare B-17 Parts will be on view
- Living history displays
- Cigar tent by: Cascade Cigar & Tobacco
- Beer & Wine
- Live entertainment
- Meet the Board of directors
More information or to Donate see www.b17Wingsoffreedom.org
503-654-6491 Business office
Mail to: The Wings of Freedom @ The Bomber 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Milwaukie, OR 97222