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Mighty 8th Museum offers special for Fathers Day
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The museum also will have community appreciation month in June, with regular admission rates reduced to $5 for adults and $3 for children. Residents of Effingham County can take advantage of the rates from June 23-29.
In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum is offering all Fathers a special admission rate of $5. 
 
It is the perfect time to come see the progress of the B-17 restoration project. The museum is restoring its B-17 in honor of the original, “City of Savannah” which was the 5,000th plane to have been processed through Hunter Army Airfield during World War II. The “City of Savannah” is on display inside the Museum’s Combat Gallery. 
 
The Miles Foundation, an educational foundation in North Texas, is in town to donate its collection of letters and papers from WWII to the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum today at 11 a.m. Ellison Miles, an oilman from Liberty, Texas, was a B-17 pilot in the 92nd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, flying the Fortress “Woolaroc” in 25 missions over occupied Europe. 
 
In cataloguing the collection prior to donating it to the museum, the Foundation made contact with the last surviving member of the “Woolaroc’s” crew. Glenn Phillippe of Big Spring, Texas, was the ball turret gunner for the ship, eventually flying 29 missions. In all, he served this country in the Air Force for 20 years. Phillippe, his wife Laura, and their family have made the trip from West Texas to Pooler will be present for the dedication of the Miles Collection. The Miles Foundation is grateful to Phillippe for his memories of his service with Miles and his service in WWII and beyond.     
 
Activated in 1942 in Savannah, the 8th Air Force was a critical strike element in World War II and remains an active force today. The Mighty 8th Air
Force Museum is one of the world’s most powerful museum experiences as it honors the Mighty 8th’s proud legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the 8th Air Force from World War II to present.