[Goodwill Meeting, American Fighter Aces Association and Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots’ Association (Part 3 of 3)]

Dublin Core

Title

[Goodwill Meeting, American Fighter Aces Association and Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots’ Association (Part 3 of 3)]

Description

This three-part recording contains highlights from a goodwill meeting between the American Fighter Aces Association and the Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots’ Association, held in May 1961 in Germany. In part three, the narrator presents excerpts from conversations between the American and German delegations and describes notable moments during the visit, such as speeches made at a war memorial dedication and at the Richthofen Squadron reunion. Identified speakers include Werner Andres, President of the Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots’ Association; James L. Brooks, President of the American Fighter Aces Association; Eugene A. Valencia, Vice President of the American Fighter Aces Association; German fighter aces Erich Hartmann, Georg Eder, Walter Krupinski, Assi Hahn, Theo Osterkamp, and Adolf Galland; and American fighter aces Walker M. “Bud” Mahurin and Hubert “Hub” Zemke.

Date

1961-05 circa

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews/The Museum of Flight

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Biographical Text

In May 1961, members of the American Fighter Aces Association visited West Germany as part of a goodwill meeting between them and the Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots’ Association. During their week-long visit, they toured German air bases and attended various events, including a war memorial dedication in Geisenheim, Germany. Several moments from the meeting were recorded, such as goodwill gestures and conversations between American and German fighter aces.

Time Period Discussed

1940s-1960s circa

Duration

00:38:22

Transcription

Files

Citation

American Fighter Aces Association, “[Goodwill Meeting, American Fighter Aces Association and Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots’ Association (Part 3 of 3)],” The Museum of Flight - Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2019, https://mof.omeka.net/items/show/17232.