CANCELED - 966 Winter 2019 A Conversation with a World War II Fighter Pilot
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Col. Robert A. Shawn (Ret.)
Colonel Robert A. Shawn (Ret.), who will turn 99 years old May 6, was a fighter pilot during World War II in the 9th Air Force. He flew the P-47 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the Jug, and the Mustang P-51. He served in the Air Force for 30 years, flying during the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War era. He flew 37 different planes on 323 missions. He is a great storyteller and will happily share his wartime experiences in this interactive session. You will be surprised at how much humor he found in the midst of war.
Col. Robert A. Shawn (Ret.) received an MS from Cornell University and spent the last five years of his 30-year military service as an acting Brigadier General, evaluating and inspecting the Air Force food service all over the world. After retirement, Shawn became the general manager of various country clubs.