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Searching for Lt. Wilson

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023 AT 7:00 PM MDT –


Speaker: Dr. Erin Baxter (speaker will be in-person)

Abstract: In World War II, more men died in the 8th Air Force than died serving in the US Marine Corps. Missions over the Western Front were highly dangerous. Despite the odds, three million combat missions were flown by the 8th, despite the loss of 135,000 men. This is the story of the search for one of those men – lost in action since July 8, 1944. In the summer of 2021 and 2022, archaeologists (many from right here in Colorado) attempted to locate Lt. George “Frankie” Wilson. This talk will tell the story of Lt. Wilson, his role in the 8th army, the years long battle for air supremacy of Europe, his last days of war, and how his family, the U.S. military and archaeologists from Colorado are trying to bring him home.

Bio: Erin is an archaeologist who has made a series of questionable life choices.

Upcoming in May 2023:

We are planning for a joint May General Meeting with the Indian Peaks Chapter. The tentative date is Sunday, May 14th. Please note this differs from the normal schedule of the 2nd Monday of each month. We are planning on holding the joint May General Meeting at a different location, to be centrally located between Denver and Boulder. Once the location is known, we will determine if we are able to provide remote access to the meeting. Please check our website, Facebook and Instagram for updates for the May 2023 General Meeting. An email will also be sent out directly to membership.

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